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Hi all, Over the past 13 years, all the computers I owned have been Macs, although I did use Windows devices at work, so I am somewhat familiar with the Windows OS. The Macs I currently own and have at home are: an iMac G3 400 Mhz, a G4 Titanium first generation, and a PowerBook 1400). I currently use a D-Link router and have all devices ethernet-wired through it. All machines are running the highest versions of OS 9 allowed by their hardware (e.g. the 1400 wont take 9.2.2). My question is as follows: My next computer purchase is going ...

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    Default Mac and Windows connectivity questions

    Hi all,

    Over the past 13 years, all the computers I owned have been Macs,
    although I did use Windows devices at work, so I am somewhat familiar
    with the Windows OS.

    The Macs I currently own and have at home are: an iMac G3 400 Mhz, a
    G4 Titanium first generation, and a PowerBook 1400). I currently use a
    D-Link router and have all devices ethernet-wired through it. All
    machines are running the highest versions of OS 9 allowed by their
    hardware (e.g. the 1400 wont take 9.2.2).

    My question is as follows: My next computer purchase is going to be a
    Dell laptop, and I'd like to network this new Windows laptop with the
    Macs I have at home (listed above). What do I need to know and/or do
    in order to get everything (Mac and Windows) networked and sharing the
    same DSL modem without an upgrade to OSX? My previous work experiences
    with a cross-platform datasharing a decade ago makes we worried that
    this wont be easy . . . Is a seamless network possible?

    I look forward to hearing people's suggestions, and thanks in advance
    for your help.

    Dave D.
    David D. Guest

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    David D. <ddeutschcaearthlink.net> wrote:
    > ...
    > What do I need to know and/or do
    > in order to get everything (Mac and Windows) networked and sharing the
    > same DSL modem without an upgrade to OSX? My previous work experiences
    > with a cross-platform datasharing a decade ago makes we worried that
    > this wont be easy . . . Is a seamless network possible?
    Both (Mac and Windows) use TCP/IP out of the box to connect to the
    internet via Ethernet and the D-Link router.

    The simpliest way to share files is TCP/IP too (FTW or WebSharing)

    hth

    Anton
    Anton Betzler Guest

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    Default Re: Mac and Windows connectivity questions

    I am familiar with how to connect a Windows device to the DLink
    router, and thus how to have it access the internet from the same DSL
    line that the Macs are using. But how would I (once this is done)
    exchange files between the Mac and Windows using the TCP/IP approach?

    Thanks in advance



    [email]macnetzweb.de[/email] (Anton Betzler) wrote in message news:<1fztu65.m16u171und752N%macnetzweb.de>...
    > David D. <ddeutschcaearthlink.net> wrote:
    > > ...
    > > What do I need to know and/or do
    > > in order to get everything (Mac and Windows) networked and sharing the
    > > same DSL modem without an upgrade to OSX? My previous work experiences
    > > with a cross-platform datasharing a decade ago makes we worried that
    > > this wont be easy . . . Is a seamless network possible?
    >
    > Both (Mac and Windows) use TCP/IP out of the box to connect to the
    > internet via Ethernet and the D-Link router.
    >
    > The simpliest way to share files is TCP/IP too (FTW or WebSharing)
    >
    > hth
    >
    > Anton
    David D. Guest

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