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[OT] Windows XP<->Mac Ethernet configuration nightmare

November 8, 2006 | 2:06 am

Hello,

I want to do something which seems quite simple :

I have a Mac (10.3.8) and a PC both running Max and Jitter. I want to
exchange data between them using a simple Ethernet cable and either
jit.net.send/jit.net.receive or netsend/netreceive.

Configuring the PC to achieve this seems a complete nightmare (I am not
used to XP at all). Windows doesn’t even seem to consider this kind of
link as possible (single Ethernet link between 2 computers without
Internet access).

Is there any kind of clear step-by-step tutorial about this anywhere?

Also, as it is for an installation, is it possible to do it with a
fixed IP address on each computer so to establish the connection
automatically every day?

Roald Baudoux


November 8, 2006 | 2:38 am

there are plenty of guides.

Easiest thing to do

On the mac

Apple Menu -> System Preferences – > Network -> Ethernet -> tcp/ip

Ip address : 192.168.0.2
subnetmask 255.255.255.0

Gateway (n/a)

PC

Start -> Control Panel -> Networking -> Ethernet LAN -> TCP/IP ->
Properties

Ip adress : 192.168.0.3
subnet mask 255.255.255.0

Gateway (n/a)

Apply

On Mac or PC, open up terminal or command.exe and ping the other
system. If you get responses, they talk to one another. If not, check
your settings.

once you can ping, you can send any network data to and fro.

v a d e //

http://www.vade.info
abstrakt.vade.info

On Nov 7, 2006, at 9:06 PM, Roald Baudoux wrote:

> Hello,
>
>
> I want to do something which seems quite simple :
>
> I have a Mac (10.3.8) and a PC both running Max and Jitter. I want
> to exchange data between them using a simple Ethernet cable and
> either jit.net.send/jit.net.receive or netsend/netreceive.
>
> Configuring the PC to achieve this seems a complete nightmare (I am
> not used to XP at all). Windows doesn’t even seem to consider this
> kind of link as possible (single Ethernet link between 2 computers
> without Internet access).
>
> Is there any kind of clear step-by-step tutorial about this anywhere?
>
> Also, as it is for an installation, is it possible to do it with a
> fixed IP address on each computer so to establish the connection
> automatically every day?
>
>
> Roald Baudoux
>


November 8, 2006 | 7:37 am



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November 8, 2006 | 8:39 am


November 8, 2006 | 8:47 am



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November 8, 2006 | 9:25 am


November 8, 2006 | 12:45 pm

Remember to use a crossed cable. I don’t think you can get it to work
using an ordinary ethernet cable between the two computers.

Best,
Trond

Roald Baudoux wrote:
> Hello,
>
>
> I want to do something which seems quite simple :
>
> I have a Mac (10.3.8) and a PC both running Max and Jitter. I want to
> exchange data between them using a simple Ethernet cable and either
> jit.net.send/jit.net.receive or netsend/netreceive.
>
> Configuring the PC to achieve this seems a complete nightmare (I am
> not used to XP at all). Windows doesn’t even seem to consider this
> kind of link as possible (single Ethernet link between 2 computers
> without Internet access).
>
> Is there any kind of clear step-by-step tutorial about this anywhere?
>
> Also, as it is for an installation, is it possible to do it with a
> fixed IP address on each computer so to establish the connection
> automatically every day?
>
>
> Roald Baudoux
>
>


November 8, 2006 | 1:04 pm


November 8, 2006 | 1:35 pm

maybe windows firewall/zonealaram or similar gets in the way. try to disable
it for a moment, and if things work – you’ll have to configure it to open
needed ports…

> However while ping functions perfectly from both computers I cannot
> manage to establish a connection with jit.net.send/jit/net.receive.


November 8, 2006 | 1:44 pm


November 8, 2006 | 2:17 pm


November 8, 2006 | 2:39 pm

On 8 nov. 06, at 15:17, Roald Baudoux wrote:

> Firewall is disabled on both sides. I have replaced jit.net.send
> and jit.net.receive with udpsend and udpreceive and it’s working
> now. But why?

udpsend/updreceive are working and not jit.net.send/jit.net.receive?
Did you try changing the port number?

Best,
ej


November 8, 2006 | 2:57 pm

On 8 Nov 2006, at 12:45, Trond Lossius wrote:

> Remember to use a crossed cable. I don’t think you can get it to
> work using an ordinary ethernet cable between the two computers.

As far as I know, all modern Macs (dating back at least as far as the
Gigabit TiBook) have auto-sensing ether ports which don’t care
whether the cable is crossed or not.

– N.

nick rothwell — composition, systems, performance — http://
http://www.cassiel.com


November 8, 2006 | 8:50 pm


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