[PD] Connecting a PC with a Mac for sending data
heisters at 0x09.com
Wed Apr 6 07:29:29 CEST 2005
In my experience Macs have an automatic cross-connection jumper thingy
built in. You can use a regular cable to connect a Mac to either another
Mac or even a Windows PC. This worked for me with a G4 Powerbook and a
Windows XP Pro Generic Lappie.
>>My questions are:
>>Can I connect the computers via ethertnet? How?
> with a cable.
> one cross-cable
> two straight cables hooked on a hub or switch
>>What do I need to do to setup the ports and IP addresses?
> just make sure it's on the same network
> (same ip range, same netmask ...)
> pc = 192.168.0.10
> mac = 192.168.0.11
> netmask 255.255.255.0
> make sure you don't have any firewall running on both machines, or you
> may not go very far with netsend/netreceive.
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