Sharing Files from Win2K to MacOS X with USB Connection


P

Parpy

hi

I am wondering if it is possible to just plug-in a usb cable from a
win2k based pc to an iMac running OS X? If not, any other
suggestions? I am new to OS X and I do not want to burn my files to a
cd before transferring to the Mac.

Hope someone is kind enough to enlighten. Thank you very much.

Regards

Parpy
 
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William M. Smith

hi

I am wondering if it is possible to just plug-in a usb cable from a
win2k based pc to an iMac running OS X? If not, any other
suggestions? I am new to OS X and I do not want to burn my files to a
cd before transferring to the Mac.
Hi Parpy!

USB is a multi-purpose port to connect various gadgets, including Ethernet
adapters, but natively it is not a network port.

You can use a cross-over Ethernet cable to directly connect a Windows and
Mac that have Ethernet ports or you can purchase an inexpensive hub/switch
and two regular network cables. This will require that you enable file
sharing on at least one machine.

Hope this helps! bill
 
P

Parpy

Hi Bill

Thanks for your suggestion. I just want to share some of my files
from the Windows PC to the Mac. Please correct me if I am wrong, will
be work if I just enable a particular folder for sharing in my Win2K
and my Mac will be able to see it once I connect a cross-over UTP
Ethernet cable? Do I need to assign any IP address?
I just want to keep it as simple as possible. My sincere apology for
any idiotic questions asked.

Regards

Parpy
 
W

William M. Smith

Hi Bill

Thanks for your suggestion. I just want to share some of my files
from the Windows PC to the Mac. Please correct me if I am wrong, will
be work if I just enable a particular folder for sharing in my Win2K
and my Mac will be able to see it once I connect a cross-over UTP
Ethernet cable? Do I need to assign any IP address?
I just want to keep it as simple as possible. My sincere apology for
any idiotic questions asked.
Hi Parpy!

Your question is actually quite common. d:)

Both Windows and Mac will self-assign themselves and IP address within the
range of 169.254.0.1 - 169.254.255.254 if they can't contact a DHCP server
to get an address, so you shouldn't need to manually assign any address
numbers.

Once you have connected your cross-over Ethernet cable and you share your
Windows folder, you should be able to see your Windows machine when you use
Go --> Connect... on your Mac.

Hope this helps! bill
 
P

Parpy

Hi Bill

Thank you very much for your help. I will try it out.

Regards

Parpy
 
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John

For the money, I'd go the hub/switch route. It worked perfectly for
me and I can share files on both machines seemlessly.

J.
 
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