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Network PC to Mac

Discussion in 'Recording' started by petermeechanuk, Dec 13, 2001.

  1. I have both a PC and a Mac. I've installed a network card into the PC and set up TCP/IP in both Mac and PC so that they can see each other (e.g. PING works). Do I need anything extra to be able to copy files between the two computers. If not, what do I need to do ?
    Thanks
    -Peter
     
  2. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    File sharing thru FTP should work with no problem..just make sure you have a standard cross over ethernet cable..If you are on OSX than it would be a hell of a lot easier since IP configurations are more like Windows at that point. I have never dont this but I did ask someone who has and they were kind of hesitant to say yes it should work and that burning a CD or using a zip to share would be easier...let me know if you cant get it to work and I'll be persistent in getting the correct answers for you
    Opus
     
  3. I have a cross over cable but am not running OSX. My Mac knowledge is minimal. How do I FTP with a Mac - do I need to get FTP server software ?
    Thanks
    -Peter
     
  4. gseibert

    gseibert Active Member

    Probably the most user friendly solution is a product called "Dave" by Thursby software. It uses native TCP/ip and does not require Appletalk to be turned on. This is usually a good thing for audio programs. Sort of expensive at around $150. Getting into FTP can require more computer/network expertise.
     
  5. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Nah...FTP is actually really easy...you set the FTP program to a certain IP and port address..set up a user account..tell the computer searching for the ftp server what IP..port and user name and pass and you're done...nothing to it..
    You can use Cute FTP..WS Ftp..those are the two progs I reccomend using
    Opus
     
  6. Nate Tschetter

    Nate Tschetter Active Member

    Howdy

    I've been using PC Maclan for a number of years and find it to be excellent. I could never get my head around "Dave" but I never tried to once I used PC Maclan.
     

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