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Networking Mac's and a Windows PC

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Hallo ,I have two  macintosh machines  and one pc am trying to network them using a switch .The two mac's can see each other ie they can ping each other but both cant ping the windows 2000 pro pc neither can the pc ping them .The two mac's are running OS X and OS 9 .......please please help .
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Have you enabled Windows Sharing in the Sharing control panels of your Macs?Is your firewall on or off?Dou you have shared folders in your PC?
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The PC isnt on the network. Make sure it has a proper IP on the network. Once its truly on the network youll be able to ping it.
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The pc is on the network and with the same ip addresses and there is no firewall in any of the macs or the pc  i dont have shared folders in the pc  ...... am still stuck  i need help
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You should have different IP addresses for each. The subnet mask should be the same. Try IP: 192.168.0.1 through 192.168.0.254, subnet mask 255.255.255.0.
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Sorry i meant they are on the same ip class that is the mac has  192.168.0.10  the 2nd mac has 192.168.0.11  and the pc has 192.168.0.12
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If you cant ping the PC, its not on the network. Perhaps it's having ethernet issues? Bad cable etc?
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