Networking between different versions of Mac OS

Discussion in 'macOS' started by brainwave89, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. brainwave89 macrumors 6502

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    Is there any inherent issues I would face if I was to network (printer and files) between different versions of Mac OS - Leopard, Tiger, Panther and OS 9?

    Thank you for looking.
     
  2. LouisBlack macrumors 6502

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    OS X has had Bonjour since 10.2. It's software that lets devices discover each other on the network, so networking different versions of OS X should be fine (although a bit clunky pre-Leopard in my opinion).

    I have no experience with OS9 so I can't give any advice on that.
     
  3. unity macrumors 6502a

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    If you are going as far back as OS 9, make sure AppleTalk is active on whichever method you are using to connect each machine, ethernet, airport, etc.
     

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