Ethernet LAN Between Mac and PC

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hijk, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. hijk macrumors newbie

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    Is it possible to create LAN between Mac and PC using a cross-over ethernet cable?

    I've been trying a lot, without succeeding. Please help!
     
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    I don't think you need crossover cables anymore; modern chipsets take care of it themselves. you'd just need to have the two systems set up their own IP address and it should be fine.
     
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  5. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Unfortunately it's been too long since I used Windows, and that was Windows 2000 (!). Basically each side has to set up an ip address, self-assigned, for example the Mac could use 192.168.0.1 and the Windows machine 192.168.0.2 then you would be able to go into terminal or command line from the Mac and try to ping 192.168.0.2 and from the Windows try to ping 192.168.0.1 and if they answer ping then they are connected.

    It's been too long since I networked Windows and Mac to remember how to set it up, but a search on mroogle should find it easily.
     
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