Networking Mac OS 8 and Windows XP

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  1. tomassantos, May 26, 2009
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    tomassantos macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    How can I network a mac with mac os 8 with a pc with windows XP.

    I connected the ethenet cable, and then?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Creative One macrumors 6502

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    Pretty sure not possible there... If so you will need a special crossover ethernet cable available at future shop, radio shop, or staples.
     
  3. tomassantos, May 27, 2009
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2010

    tomassantos thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm talking about the RJ45 caBble, my pc and the mac have an in put for RJ45.

    After connect the cabble between them, what do I have to do in the MAC OS and Windows?
     
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    I had this in my files;

    Networking Windows XP to Mac OS 8.1

    Since people were wondering what program to use to connect XP to older Mac OS's.

    Since Windows XP no longer supports the AppleTalk Protocol. I found that the best program to use was PC MacLAN. I first connected both computers via Cat5 cable to a switch. I downloaded the trial version, which you can use for up to 180 minutes. After I installed it and went through the configuration wizard, I used Miramar AppleTalk Network and it recognized the Mac right away. Double clicked on computer icon, prompted for a user name and password and that was it. It makes it very simple as long as you have enabled on your Mac file sharing, TCP/IP, and AppleTalk.
     
  7. tomassantos, May 29, 2009
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    Thanks.
     

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