Networking between different versions of Mac OS

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

  1. brainwave89 macrumors 6502

    Jul 7, 2006
    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

    Jun 21, 2007
    Balham, London
    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

    Sep 30, 2005
    Green Bay, WI
    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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