Active connection PC <-> Mac possible ?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Blackjack07, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. Blackjack07 macrumors member

    Blackjack07

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    Hi,

    I am starting school here in Belgium in September, and I will be studying ICT (IT) and I will use my mac, but also my pc for programming and other junk..
    To make it myself easy, I had been thinking of making a connection between my MBP and my Acer Aspire 5680.
    Is it possible to establish a USB connection between the two? Do you need software in addition?
    Or what is the most reasonable solution?
    I will be taking them to school, both, so its not only for at home, it needs to be something that is easy and within budget..

    Thanks alot

    B07
     
  2. i.shaun macrumors 6502a

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    what kind of connection? an ethernet cable between the two should be able to create a little network for file transfer
     
  3. McGiord macrumors 601

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    make a network connection ethernet or wireless
     
  4. misterredman macrumors 6502a

    misterredman

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    What would you use the connection for? Transfer file? Control the other computer?

    I would use an ethernet cable.
     
  5. Blackjack07 thread starter macrumors member

    Blackjack07

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    Yes, find a way to access the Mac's HD from the PC, and backwards...
    I can already use remote control to control it, but it is really for fast transfer, instead of using a Flash drive or external..

    Thanks for you quick response !
    Cheers

    B07
     
  6. Blackjack07 thread starter macrumors member

    Blackjack07

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    Its just that I've never used it, and it is new to me, but since I will be studying about it, things will start getting smoother in the end.

    Plenty of tutorials I suppose ?
     
  7. Blackjack07 thread starter macrumors member

    Blackjack07

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    Problem Solved:

    - Using the Connect to server, I entered the IP address I recovered from my PC, connected from my macbook, and bang! Access to my shared folder.

    Only downside... only 1 mb/s it's something!
     
  8. -tWv- macrumors 68000

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    This page shows you how to direct connect with an ethernet cable.
     
  9. Topher15 macrumors 6502a

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    Why not just install Windows on your Mac instead of lugging two laptop.
     

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