Networking Windows and Mac! Need Help Fast!

Discussion in 'Macintosh' started by wessleym, Oct 11, 2003.

  1. wessleym

    wessleym OSNN Addict

    Messages:
    99
    Can anyone tell me how to network a Windows XP desktop and an Apple iBook? I need the PC to connect to the Internet, which I already have set up. I also need the iBook to connect to the PC for it's Internet access. Please help quickly!!! I need to know how right now!!! Thanks.
     
  2. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

    Messages:
    2,725
    Location:
    Chicago
  3. JJB6486

    JJB6486 Retired Mod Political User

    Messages:
    1,207
    Location:
    West Lafayette, IN, USA
    If you're running OSX, follow this procedure to enable Samba for windows file sharing:

    http://macos.about.com/library/weekly/aa070203a.htm

    Classic MacOS does not support direct file sharing with Windows. j79zlr's method only turns on TCP/IP Routing (allowing internet access), but in no way allows LAN file sharing with windows. You would need a program such as PCMacLAN to share files to a MacOS 9 or older.

    JJB