Networking win98 and OS X

nicnacs

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Mar 6, 2005
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Hello
I've seen the great post in this forum on networking and have tried but with no luck. Frustratingly I managed to get it to work a month or so ago but now have forgotten what I did!

I have a PC running win98. I've assigned it an IP address of 192.168.0.10 and subnet thing of 255.255.255.0
I've shared My Documents as DOCUMENTS, full access and with a password.
The PC is called PC and is in the workgroup WORKGROUP

The mac is running OS 10.3.5 and I've assigned it an IP address of 192.168.0.11 with the same subnet thing as the PC.

I can't ping the mac from the PC - it tries and fails.

Using connect to server and typing in smb://192.168.0.10/PC gives the error message "Finder cannot complete because some data in smb://192.168.0.10/PC could not be read or written. Error code -36"

I figure I've forgotten something obvious, but I can't think what. Anyone got any suggestions?

What's so annoying is that I've networked them before to transfer all my files from old PC to shiny new Mac and then forget everything as I didn't think I'd need to do it again. Doh!

Thanks
 

rogerw

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Mar 13, 2004
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west sussex UK
nicnacs said:
Hello
I've seen the great post in this forum on networking and have tried but with no luck. Frustratingly I managed to get it to work a month or so ago but now have forgotten what I did!

I have a PC running win98. I've assigned it an IP address of 192.168.0.10 and subnet thing of 255.255.255.0
I've shared My Documents as DOCUMENTS, full access and with a password.
The PC is called PC and is in the workgroup WORKGROUP

The mac is running OS 10.3.5 and I've assigned it an IP address of 192.168.0.11 with the same subnet thing as the PC.

I can't ping the mac from the PC - it tries and fails.

Using connect to server and typing in smb://192.168.0.10/PC gives the error message "Finder cannot complete because some data in smb://192.168.0.10/PC could not be read or written. Error code -36"

I figure I've forgotten something obvious, but I can't think what. Anyone got any suggestions?

What's so annoying is that I've networked them before to transfer all my files from old PC to shiny new Mac and then forget everything as I didn't think I'd need to do it again. Doh!

Thanks
personal file sharing on?
 

nicnacs

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Mar 6, 2005
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Thanks for the suggestions - windows sharing is on. And if you mean I should try a cross-over cable instead of a cat 5 cable, well I'm using the same cable I used a few months ago to connect the two machines!

Pants. I just can't believe I managed to do it a few months ago and now can't. I'm soooooo stupid not to have written down in more detail what I did. Ah well. I shall have to resort to copying everything onto floppies (as the USB drive doesn't work on the PC) and then taking them to work, putting them onto a memory stick thing and bringing them home....oh the joys of computing!

Thanks anyway.
 

nicnacs

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Original poster
Mar 6, 2005
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Yes I've taken a look at that guide and done everything it says! I'm beginnning to wonder if it's a hardware issue - maybe the ethernet cable or socket on either machine isn't working. I need to do some testing I guess. Not sure how I can test the ethernet cable on the Mac as I don't have another device to plug into it. The one on the PC says it's working fine.

Hey ho...
 
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