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Direct connect network problem Mac to PC


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Hi

I have a problem which has probably come up a billion times before, but here goes. I just purchased a 13.3" Macbook Pro, and I am trying to move music and docs/pictures to it from my old Lenovo PC laptop.

I'm using a direct connect crossover ethernet cable (cat 5e) to connect the two, using the wired ethernet port on each laptop.

I've also disabled wireless on each just so I can get this exercise completed and working properly. Here are the basic network settings for each card:

PC: 202.168.5.11 Mask: 255.255.255.0

Macbook: 202.168.5.10 Mask: 255.255.255.0

the network cards are both running at 100mb. half-duplex and there are no link errors.

Now the problem: I can ping from the PC to the Macbook with no problem -
the other direction (Macbook to PC) gets immediate icmp timeouts thus:

PING 202.168.5.11 (202.168.5.11): 56 data bytes
Request timeout for icmp_seq 0
Request timeout for icmp_seq 1

[ ... ]

Anyone have an idea why it's acting like this? I've done this laptop to 'other hardware' direct connect millions of times at my work (Linux geek), but never with a Mac involved. I'm stumped!

I suspect possibly the subnet mask is incorrect, or the duplex should be set to full (Which I can't do just yet because you have to be root to reset interface settings , and I haven't figured out how to activate the root account yet - I'm a newbie Mac user and just LOVE it, and so glad to get off of my PC finally, so go easy on me

Anyone?

Thanks

Steve

p.s. It's a Broadcom Netlink Gigabit Ethernet card in the PC if thats an issue
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any firewalls on either machine? If so, turn em off... if the connection works, that's the cause.. now you have to start configuring the firewalls.

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Thanks Mike,

First thing I did actually - they are both off

Steve
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Here's a good article on how to do it: LINK

You also may want to take a look at "Move2Mac" not free though. $39.95

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