[OT] Routerless Network?

Sivakatirswami katir at hindu.org
Tue May 9 18:54:29 EDT 2006


It's a hack, but if you run virtual PC on the Mac you might be able  
to set the other box as a share point?


On May 09, 2006, at 12:33 PM, Scott Rossi wrote:

> Recently, David Vaughan wrote:
>
>> Take all the replies and wherever you see a negative comment ("need
>> crossover cable" which costs $millions", "can not network whatever")
>> cross it out.
>
> Heh, thanks David.  No worries -- I'm not thrown by "negative"  
> comments;
> I've learned to wait for a few responses from the list as there's a  
> lot of
> knowledge/talent here.
>
> In fact, I found this document which made me pretty hopeful:
> http://hacks.oreilly.com/pub/h/302#thread
>
> But it's not working for me.  I'm connecting a Mac laptop to a Win  
> desktop,
> and while the Win box does indeed report an error if I assign the  
> same IP
> address to each system, neither system seems able to "see" the  
> other with
> unique IDs (Chris Bohnert mentioned pinging the Mac system from  
> Windows to
> check the connection and all I get is a series of timeouts).
>
> So I may just have to break down and go for a wireless card.  I may  
> play
> around with it some more but am not sure what else to try.
>
> Thanks to all for the suggestions and for putting up with the OT.
>
> Regards,
>
> Scott Rossi
> Creative Director
> Tactile Media, Multimedia & Design
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