Network Mac to PC with USB?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by fh2level, Sep 15, 2006.

  1. fh2level macrumors regular


    Jan 25, 2006
    All I need to network/fileshare a Mac to a PC is a USB data transfer cable correct?
  2. DannySmurf macrumors 6502a

    Jul 7, 2005
    No. If you want to network two computers (any combination of PC/Mac), what you need is a network. That means, a network card in each computer, a network cable in each computer, and a hub or router to connect them (alternately, you could put two network cards in one machine and connect them directly with a crossover cable, but the upgradeability of that network is low).

    Once you've connected everything, then you need to get filesharing working on each machine. That can be simple or very very hard, depending on your requirements.

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