How do I set up a local Ethernet network between my Tiger iBook and my Windows PC?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by the Falcon, Aug 6, 2005.

  1. the Falcon macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2005
    How do I set up a local network through ethernet between my ibook, which runs Max OS X Tiger, and my PC, which runs Windows XP?
    I know how to physically connect the Ethernet cable between the two, but otherwise I'm clueless. What I basically want to do is migrate all of my old files on the PC to my new iBook, but I really can't get it to work. I really need to have network between the two, because it's really too much and too big stuff to put on CDs.
    Thanks for any help. Really.
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
  3. dops7107 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 19, 2005
    Perth, Oztrailya
    Best bet is robably to get a router with cable/ADSL modem built in so you can share an internet connection between the two machines as well.
  4. the Falcon thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 12, 2005
    Thanks. I tried using the forum search to find the answer, but that didn't turn up anything useful. Hopefully this thread has what I'm looking for. Thanks again! :)
  5. AJ Muni macrumors 65816

    AJ Muni

    Aug 4, 2005
    that thread says EXACTLY what you have to do...i had the same prob, i wanted to transfer about 20 gigs from that windows xp thing w/ my beautiful apple ibook...i set it up, and it worked like a charm..good luck :D

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