Trying to connect G3 to iMac using an ethernet cable.
Cable fits both ends (I borrowed it from my cable modem, where it normally connects my G3 to the modem), but I'm having trouble establishing a network, and wondering whether the cable is right.
Apple talks about 'special crossover cables' and seems to differentiate it from a 'standard ethernet cable'.
Any cable experts around here?
Or, any networking experts, who may be able to suggest some 'obvious' points that all novices miss! (I shouldn't be a novice, but it is ten years or more since I played with networks and sharing, and you wouldn't believe how much I've forgotten).
Thanks to Apple's modern Macs. You should be able to use standard Ethernet cable to connect two Macs directly. (however, I am not sure if it works with an old Mac.)
It is always safe to use a Crossover Cable (shouldn't be that expensive).
I would suggest you connect both your G3 and iMac to the router (if your router has more than one port).
If you want to connect two Macs directly (direct connection), you can, however, you will need to enable both your Macs, name them, and allow one to see another. (It shouldn't be matter which way round, as you can grab
files from one or dump
(*) from another one.
(*) dump means make a copy, not throwing out.
In short: Make sure you give your G3 and iMac two different names, and it might be a good idea to enable AppleTalk on both. Then, from Finder
> Connect to Server
if it is not on the list, type in the name.
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