Wireless Routerless Network?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by Amigalander, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. Amigalander macrumors regular

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    Is it possible to transfer files wirelessly between a Mac and a PC without a router? If not, then is it easy to do with an ethernet cable direct from Mac to PC? Thanks.
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

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    Simply have the Mac create a network, and have the PC connect to it. Alternatively, you can use an Ethernet cable, which would be much faster than any wireless setup.

    TEG
     
  3. calderone macrumors 68040

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  4. seb-opp macrumors 6502

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    if you use ethernet, you need a cross-over cable which is different to a standard cable
     
  5. calderone macrumors 68040

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    This is not true if both NICs are auto sensing. The OP would have to figure out whether that is the case or not.
     
  6. Amigalander thread starter macrumors regular

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    Both NICs would need to be auto-sensing? I always assumed just one was needed to "cross" the connection. I have a new model MacBook Pro (which I believe is auto-sensing). The PC might not be tho.
     
  7. belvdr macrumors 603

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    One is all that is needed, or you can always use a crossover cable, which always works.

    If you use a standard patch cable and connect them together, as long as you get a link light, you're okay.
     

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