Question about networking with pc

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by xcalibur, Mar 19, 2004.

  1. xcalibur macrumors member

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    I have 1 iMac running Panther and 1 PC running Windows XP, both connected to the internet through a wireless router + ADSL modem. My Mac and PC are also connected using ethernet to thansfer files. My question is there a way to ensure everytime i transfer files from my pc to my mac and vice versa it will be done through the ethernet and not wireless LAN? Thanks in advance!
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    The simplest way to do this is to turn off the AirPort card temporarily on the Mac so it won't try to use it to connect. You might need to do something similar on the PC, but I'm not sure. I would guess that stopping wireless connections on one end should be enough. You can turn off the AirPort card from the little menulet in the upper-right corner of your menu bar (assuming you have this option enabled; if you don't, the equivalent command is located in the Network pane of System Preferences).
     
  3. xcalibur thread starter macrumors member

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    I know this is one of the options but i would rather this being my last option as it's troublesome. Is there another way to do it?
     
  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    I do have a second idea, although I can't GUARANTEE that this will work. Go into the Network pane of System Preferences and make sure that Ethernet is active and is the primary connection method (it should be the first one listed). I can't help you on setting up Windows to use Ethernet to connect, though. If I were you, I would shut off wireless connectivity when doing file transfers and not bother with this second method.
     
  5. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    Assuming both are on wireless - both computers will have two separate IP addresses, each of which should be on a different subnet (i.e. wired addresses might be 192.168.0.x, while the wireless addresses might be 192.168.1.x). Just do the transfer using the wired IP numeric address and you should be fine.

    Because of the subnet mask (which should be 255.255.255.0) you won't be able to inadvertently "bridge" from one subnet to another - that is, a computer with a 192.168.0.x address won't even be aware of a 192.168.1.x address.
     
  6. xcalibur thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the idea. This works. I just have to mount my pc's shared folders using its wired ip and not its wireless ip. Thanks again for all your help!
     
  7. 7on macrumors 601

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    For me, I set up different locations in the Apple menu. Disabling and enabling different connections.
     

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