[OT] Routerless Network?

Andre Garzia soapdog at mac.com
Tue May 9 19:00:47 EDT 2006


MacOS X has built-in windows sharing no need for VPC for that...


On May 9, 2006, at 7:54 PM, Sivakatirswami wrote:

> 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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>>
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