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Connecting a G3 700mhz ibook to a pc running XP

by markyj / September 16, 2004 7:11 PM PDT

I'm having trouble connecting to the PC from the ibook, I can see the pc in "connect to server" but then i get an error message when it tries to connect, any ideas


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Re: Connecting a G3 700mhz ibook to a pc running XP
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 16, 2004 9:07 PM PDT

I haven't done this recently, but do know that Apple and Microsoft haven't made this easy. At the office, we had to "enable plain text passwords" since Apple and MS didn't sort that out.

Use to find that setting on the PC.


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Re: Connecting a G3 700mhz ibook to a pc running XP
by Sugith / September 17, 2004 12:27 AM PDT

I had the same trouble until I checked the firewall on the PC. (I use Zonealarm.) Once I allowed my iBook's IP address to be trusted by the PC's software firewall, it all worked.

BTW, upon replacement of my iBook's logic board, I had to re-enable the software firewall on the PC with the new IP address of the iBook.

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