Mac and PC connections

By Deer Dance14
Sep 27, 2003
  1. Hey everyone,
    (I wasnt exactly sure where to post this thread)
    I was just wondering if it was possible to connect a PC and a MacIntosh through a cable modem/DSL.

    If its possible can you give me some suggestions please

  2. vassil3427

    vassil3427 TS Rookie Posts: 640

    Are you wanting to share the internet? Or transfer files? I know if you just want to surf the net on both, you'll just have to go buy a router...not sure about transferring files between the two....
  3. Deer Dance14

    Deer Dance14 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    i just wanted to share the internet. i figured i'd have to use a router, but wasnt sure if it was possible. This isnt actually for me, its for a friend, and i wasnt sure if Mac's had workgroups and such.

  4. MattG

    MattG TS Rookie Posts: 140

    If you buy a router, there wont be any Workgroups.

    The router acts as your Gateway(door to the outside) giving all computers connectivity to the internet.

    If you want to share files, that from what i hear, is a pain in the arse only because of the Mac, the PC works fine =]
  5. Deer Dance14

    Deer Dance14 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 28

    okay thanks for the help everyone.
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,675   +389

    Actually Macintosh computers using OS X 10.2 or better connect pretty easily to PCs, and I don't think its that tough to get the PC to connect to the Mac, but I'm not real sure on the second part. My sister has an iBook and I just looked it up for her how she could get to shared files on a Windows network.

    Go Menu
    Connect to Server
    and right there should be the computers on the network, and if its not there its smb://computername/sharename (may have the slashes wrong I'm going off memory here, and I had had a few beers when I looked this up). You can also use the IP address that way.
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Create an account or login to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment
TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...

Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.