LAN connection in Boot Camp

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Overquill, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. Overquill macrumors newbie

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    Hi all. I've lurked here for ages now, and decided to pipe up.

    I'm on the verge of purchasing a new SR MBP 2.2 (once Leopard is out), but i had one final question. Whilst I will be using the MBP for work related purposes, I still find myself at LAN parties on the weekends sometimes. Rather than lugging a PC there, I was wondering how well the MBP networks with other Windows machines through Bootcamp.

    I know that Boot Camp will make XP run natively, but I've heard varying responses from varying corners as to whether it actually does network easily.

    I like the Apple slimline design for portability, but the machine's ability to network to other PCs for gaming at LANs does factor into my equation. Is someone able to clarify this for me once and for all?

    Thanks in advance.
    OQ
     
  2. ian-frs macrumors 6502

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    As far as lan goes the only problem I have with XP on bootcamp is with wireless...If I am using a Wired connection I never have an issue, but who uses wires anymore. I am hoping that it is just a bug that will get fixed in leopards update of bootcamp since bootcamp is still technically a beta program.
     
  3. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    The networking hardware is the same as any other PC. The only problems you could encounter are from Windows itself.
     

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