Windows <> Mac networking guru needed....

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mark88, May 31, 2007.

  1. mark88 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 30, 2004
    I have a wifi broadband router, an iMac and PC

    Router =
    iMac wifi =
    iMac ethernet =
    PC wifi =
    PC ethernet =

    I have a crossover cable connecting the 2 machines. The idea being they should be able to swap files over the ethernet cable fast and still access the internet via the router.

    It works fine on the mac side. The problem is on the Windows machine if I browse // at first it will be at ethernet speed, but after a couple seconds it will slow to wifi speeds. How can it be using the wifi interface when I am browsing the IP 192.168.2.x? given wifi is on 192.168.1.x?
  2. jeremy.king macrumors 603


    Jul 23, 2002
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    Have you turned off wifi altogether to ensure its not a different issue?

    What exactly is wifi speed in your situation?
  3. Texas04 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 2, 2005
    Yeah I tried this.. it doesn't work... the WiFi needs to be turned off.

    That is the only solution.
  4. simie macrumors 6502a


    Aug 26, 2004
    Configure both computers so that :-

    They are both using static IP addresses.

    You don't need to put in a default gateway.

    You only need the IP address and the subnet mask, the DNS server should be
  5. FreakinSyco macrumors regular


    May 3, 2007
    Disable the wifi and re-attempt a transfer. If it still slows than the issue is not that its using the wifi for that transfer.
  6. mark88 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Oct 30, 2004
    This worked, in case anyone was wondering +++
  7. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2007
    172.16-31.*.* is an internal range, like 192.168.*.*; You could have alternatively used 10.*.*.* as your addresses. I'm pretty sure your problem came down to subnetting, that is, blocking out what range of addresses you're communicating with.

    From your original post, if traffic is truly going over wifi I would suspect your subnet mask is rather than Was this the case?

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