Since this is an online site, i assume a number of you know how to set up a simple network.
A friend of mine has a bunch of file on a laptop running windows XP and wanted to transfer them to her new MacBook running OSX, i assumed the easiest way would be to take an ethernet cable and do a simple peer to peer to transfer files. I hook them up, select PPPoE option on the mac, and attempt to configure the XP laptop, but neither one recognizes the other. Somehow the mac, which is wirelessly connected to my router as well, decides to do something really screwy and changes something on my wireless router, so i had to restart the router!
I undid everytihng, and right now we're going back and forth between computers with a 2 gig thumb drive until we can figure out how to get the two to talk to each other.
if anyone knows anything about making a peer to peer connection between a PC and a Mac, PLEASE HELP!
EDIT: omg, i used a straight through cable, not a crossover. that was REALLY dumb of me...
Last edited by cowshrptrn
on Fri Jan 12, 2007 10:23 pm, edited 1 time in total.