how can i set up network with firewire MAC to PC

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rph105, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. rph105 macrumors 6502

    rph105

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    ok ive got my mac, and leopard, how can i set up a network connection, so i can view my pc in my finder, ive got a firewire cable atm connecting both of them, so how can i get it to show up on the mac?

    btw the ethernet is not working on the pc atm, so thts not an option
     
  2. admiraldennis macrumors regular

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    This is far from the only method, but it's likely the simplest.

    Connect the two computers directly via firewire. Avoid using a firewire hub, and don't have firewire hard drives and the like on the same bus as the two computers.

    On the Mac:
    1. Go to System Preferences -> Network. Create a new service using Firewire as the interface.
    2. Configure your FireWire interface manually, giving it an IP of 192.168.2.1 with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0 (leave other fields blank).
    3. Go to System Preferences -> Sharing.
    4. Enable File Sharing to Windows clients ("using SMB" on 10.5). Be sure to active your account in the Options window.
    5. Also enable FTP Sharing (sometimes this works better than SMB).

    On the PC (assuming XP, probably similar in Vista):
    1. Right-click on My Network Places -> Properties. Your FireWire connection should be there.
    2. Change the IP address of the FireWire connection to 192.168.2.2 with a subnet of 255.255.255.0.
    3. To use SMB: in a browser window, type \\192.168.2.1\yourname where yourname is the short username you use on your Mac.
    4. To use FTP: in a browser window, type ftp://yourname@192.168.2.1/yourname

    Best of luck!
     
  3. rph105 thread starter macrumors 6502

    rph105

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    ok, so how can i get that PC to show up on my finder after i've done that
     
  4. admiraldennis macrumors regular

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    First enable filesharing on the PC.

    Then, on the Mac:
    1. Go Menu -> Connect To Server...
    2. type smb://<pc.ip>
     
  5. rph105 thread starter macrumors 6502

    rph105

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    where is menu?
     

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