Connecting 2 Networks?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by swwack91, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. swwack91 macrumors 6502a

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    Alrighty...

    My friend and I are looking to play a game using the game's LAN multiplayer feature... however, the two computers aren't in the same building or on the same network. Is there a way for us to 'connect' the two networks? His house is about two houses down the street.

    Also, the game is cross-platform... I have the Mac version and he has the PC version so this would have to be a Mac & Windows idea.

    Lastly, I realize that this isn't really necessary - it's super easy to walk my laptop down the street, it's just more of a curiosity thing.

    Thanks for any ideas!
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I suggest that you try Hamachi.

    The HamachiX frontend has worked well for me in OS X.
     
  3. swwack91 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    will this work Mac/Windows?

    also, does anyone know of any free options?
     
  4. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I had some hope you'd do this research.

    It is free and cross platform.
     
  5. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Assuming that you can't run a physical wire down the block the next best thing is a "virtual wire" or "VPN"

    This explains it

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_private_network

    THen after reading above google for "mac vpn" (no quotes) for software you can use at your end.
     

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