How did this work?

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Silas1066, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. Silas1066 macrumors regular

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    I have an old Macbook Pro from 2008 running Leopard. I also have a couple newer Macs running Mavericks.

    The screen went bad on the Macbook, so I hooked it up directly with a network cable to my home network. The wireless card on the machine was disabled. I figured it would go grab an address through DHCP and I could connect to it and pull files off.

    Sure enough, after hooking it up, I could see the machine on the network from the other machines and copy files.

    However, when I actually did manage to get back into the Macbook, I noticed that the IP address had been statically assigned for a different network: in other words, it was on a different IP network than the other machines. The wireless card was disabled.

    So the question is, how was I seeing that machine on the network? What was it using?
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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  3. Silas1066 thread starter macrumors regular

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    172.23.21.200

    with a gateway of .1
     

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