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PC/Mac Connection Question

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Crimsøn, Apr 14, 2004.

  1. Crimsøn

    Crimsøn 12oz Senior Member

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    PC/Mac Connection Question

    Discussion started by Crimsøn - Apr 14, 2004

    Hey everybody...here's my dilemma.

    Alrighty, I use slsk to aqcuire music, but I like my music
    to be on the laptop (mac). The only way that I know how to
    (or have figured out how to) transfer files off the pc onto
    the mac is to burn a cd.

    This is inefficiant and lame. So does anyone have any advice?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    civic center - Replied Apr 14, 2004

    beats me
     
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    yoink - Replied Apr 14, 2004

    it was either dazzle or vinyl that gave that info on here...I cant remember ..but I think you can hook it up, and treat yoru mac like a firewire harddrive and just transfer the shit.
    right now I have an external that I flip from each one.
     
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  4. Crimsøn

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    Crimsøn - Replied Apr 14, 2004

    Yea I thought about that, but the pc doesn't have
    a firewire port, but they're both connected via an
    ethernet hub hooked to the network but I dont know
    if thats any help or not.
     
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    Dick Quickwood - Replied Apr 14, 2004

    see what happens when connect them with a blue ethernet cable
     
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  6. imported_El Mamerro - Replied Apr 14, 2004

    Check your router software and manufacturer's website to see if it's capable of creating a Mac/PC network. There's a lot that can, I used to have a Linksys that would do it no problem. My current, a 3wire, doesn't.
     
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    Crimsøn - Replied Apr 14, 2004

    Alright heres my current situation, I have an ethenet cord coming
    into my room into a hub, then I have two additional ethernet cords;
    one for the pc, and one for the mac. So, in theory, they should
    already be connected...but I also tried connecting them together
    directly and couldn't find anything so I fucked with the network
    connections on the pc to try to find something but ended up
    restarting and now I can't remember by fuckin login password.

    Sigh.
     
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    Crimsøn - Replied Apr 14, 2004

    Alright heres what it says:

    - 2K MAC Look-Up
    - Automatic MAC Address Learning

    I don't know what this means, or if its even relevant,
    but it said mac so...

    ...still researching though.
     
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    Dick Quickwood - Replied Apr 14, 2004

    i think there's only one type of ethernet cable that can be used for a direct connection, maybe blue is not the right color. alao, maybe try running the network connection wizard, if you have Windows Xp. also i know there are sites specifically dedicated to networking information.
     
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    Crimsøn - Replied Apr 14, 2004

    On a side note, I've been considering installing
    Virtual PC on here for a little while...if I were to
    do so would this help with the networking?
     
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    bigpoppa.k - Replied Apr 14, 2004

    i run vpc on my machine, i don't think it would help. you'd have to connect to the mac in order to access the vpc in the first place.
    if you've net access on the mac, just install vpc and run slsk on that, works like a charm for me.

    lots of programs that help with networking from pc2mac and mac2pc.. check Download.com, or VersionTracker.com .
     
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    Gnes 37 - Replied Apr 14, 2004

    theres a program called timbuktu for pc and mac that allows swapping fiels controlling each other's computer etc etc real time saver
     
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    CAPiTA - Replied Apr 14, 2004

    This is true. It's called a crossover cable. The order of wiring is different than straight through cables. You can tell the difference just by looking at the cable. As a crossover cable implies, the order of the wires (you'll be able to tell the order by their colors) is different on one side of the cable than on the other (I won't go into the exact order, as you won't actually be making your own cable). A straight-through will be the same on both sides.

    After you've determined that you have a crossover cable, you need to get the proper software. Macs and PCs share files totally differently. You need client software on one of the two computers to get a connection.
    - On Windows there's software called PC MacLan (enable the PC to see the appleshare network)
    - On Mac there's Dave (enable the Mac to see the Windows file sharing)

    Your best bet would probably be to get on your PC, boot up Kazaa, and swiftly jack PC MacLan from a fellow pirate. Then load that up on your system, plug the computers together, and start sharing files at 100mbps and stop wasting CDs.

    Capita/nearly Cisco Networking Associate
     
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    Crimsøn - Replied Apr 14, 2004

    Alright, problem solved.

    Once again, a thank you goes out to all who helped.
     
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    j - Replied Apr 14, 2004

    hey, finally someone who knows something around here!

    Just made a crossover today and put extra NIC's in my mac and pc (sitting side by side at work) to make a private network with the crossover cable (which I made this morning) so I could share my music on my slsk via a SMB share on the OS X machine. Works like a charm. Get on the slsk tip and nab some shit.

    j/not alone with teh nerdsylez in hurrr