Windows 2000, No USB, Network, Help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jockeyrob, Nov 24, 2006.

  1. jockeyrob macrumors member

    Nov 24, 2006
    Hello everyone,

    I've been reading here a while now. This will be my first post.
    It is a question cause I know there's smart people here who can probably answer it really easily.

    I have an old IBM Thinkpad running Windows 2000 which doesn't have USB, but I have an Ethernet card for it, I downloaded some torrents for mac on it and want to transfer them to my mac. (I really don't want to re-use the bandwidth and do it over on the mac.)

    I tried connecting the two by Ethernet cable but wasn't able to create a network. I'm not very knowledgable about the networking side of computers and I'm not sure if it is in fact possible to transfer files from PC to a Mac over an Ethernet cable.

    Any advice, walkthroughs, tips, would be very helpful.

    Thank you for your time in reading this.
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    Mmmm, it should be... but you may need to do one of two things:

    1) Open directory access on your Mac (utils folder) and set the workgroup to match the value in Windows

    2) Install Bonjour for Windows on the TPad.
  3. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
  4. jockeyrob thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 24, 2006
    I tried what it said on the guide, but I get an error -43 on the mac after I'm asked to enter the password.

    I tried to set the PC to say that it didn't need a password, but there was still a box for one.

    Thanks for responding so promptly, I'm going to keep trying, so any further advice would be great.
  5. jockeyrob thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 24, 2006
    Hey! It worked!

    Ha, awesome.

    Thanks so much guys.

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