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    Carl Swan
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    hi guys

    i need to know if it's possible to network my pc ( windows xp pro ) with my apple mac G5 dual 2ghz ( osx )

    if this is possible what will i need to network them together sharing monitor ( apple 17" pro ), printer ( epson stylus cx6400 ), speakers ( harmon/kardon soundsticks 2 ) and internet connection ( broadband )

    many thanks
    Carl

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    Networking is easy. In system preferences you will find the necessary sharing options. I suggest networking the computers to each other directly and off the intenet

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    .emo.
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    .go to you xp machine and go into my computer.drive you want to share.properties and make sure sharing is checked.you can select more in depth setting there as well.

    .then go to the mac and select the sharing options your want.ftp.windows.mac filesharing ect.to connect to the windows comp or any computer on a network.go to the finder-go-connect to server(apple+K) and then youll have to know the ip address of the machine and type smb://(whatever the ip is)you can find that out in the netorwk neighborhood props.

    .to my knowledge sharing a monitor and speakers can not be done through a network.im almost positive.you can buy switch for the monitor i think but i dont know if they make an adc switch to connect to PCs cause thats apples own connection.

    i hope i helped some.

    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Swan
    hi guys

    i need to know if it's possible to network my pc ( windows xp pro ) with my apple mac G5 dual 2ghz ( osx )

    if this is possible what will i need to network them together sharing monitor ( apple 17" pro ), printer ( epson stylus cx6400 ), speakers ( harmon/kardon soundsticks 2 ) and internet connection ( broadband )

    many thanks
    Carl

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    Chamorro
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Swan
    hi guys

    i need to know if it's possible to network my pc ( windows xp pro ) with my apple mac G5 dual 2ghz ( osx )

    if this is possible what will i need to network them together sharing monitor ( apple 17" pro ), printer ( epson stylus cx6400 ), speakers ( harmon/kardon soundsticks 2 ) and internet connection ( broadband )

    many thanks
    Carl
    Sounds like you want a KVM switch, not a Network. I'm not too familiar w/ KVM's, but I'm pretty sure they'll work cross-platform b/c:
    monitor is VGA (cross-platform)
    printer is USB (cross-platform) or Serial (can buy USB adaptor)
    Speakers use mini-jacks or USB (cross-platform)
    Internet uses ethernet (cross-platform)

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    Carl Swan
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    Sounds like you want a KVM switch, not a Network. I'm not too familiar w/ KVM's, but I'm pretty sure they'll work cross-platform b/c:
    monitor is VGA (cross-platform)
    printer is USB (cross-platform) or Serial (can buy USB adaptor)
    Speakers use mini-jacks or USB (cross-platform)
    Internet uses ethernet (cross-platform)

    * do you have any links to where i can buy this

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    Chamorro
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    I know IOGEAR makes KVM's....you might also want to try searching on Amazon for under KVM switch. Sorry, I haven't done much research into these.

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    Carl Swan
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    will i be able to share everything on the list though

    eg.

    harmon kardon soundsticks 2 - usb
    epson stylus cx6400 - usb
    internet - ethernet
    monitor - apple connector ( don't know what it's called )

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    Chamorro
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    That's where you'll need to do a little research....but I know that they'll support monitor/keyboard/speakers, and should work for the printer, since the keyboard/mice are probably USB too. If you don't find one that supports a printer, you can look into the little USB printer sharers that are out there...2 ports in, 1 port out.

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    Carl Swan
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    ok

    thanks then

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