Tag: networking

OS X to Vista networking help needed

Anyone know of any good resources for networking a Mac (running OS X) and a PC (running Vista) on a peer-to-peer lan network?

I’m asking because I have a 4.75gb file on my Vista machine which I want to transfer to the Mac and it is too big to burn to DVD.

I have turned on File Sharing for Windows on the Mac but although the two machines are on the same subnet (192.168.2.x), and both can ping the router (192.168.2.254) neither can ping the other!

I have tried both wireless and wired networks, to no avail!

Parallels networking error resolved

I had a problem with my copy of Parallels ufter upgrading last night – the shared networking no longer worked and it was grabbing the same ip as my Mac – causing all kinds of problems.

The program wouldn’t allow me to re-configure the network settings (all other options were greyed out).

So after a lot of messing about, I decided to uninstall Parallels using the Uninstaller which ships with the app, delete all Parallels files (except the .pvs) and re-install.

This solved it completely!