Problem Adding an OS 9 G3 to an Existing OS X Macintosh Network

I have a functioning OSX Ethernet Network, using a Netgear Router and a Netgear Switch box.
The purpose of the network is to share files. The network does that perfectly.
I have 10.5 and 10.4 Macs all sharing files.

In the Network control panel, I set the TCPIP numbers manually.
So the router is
Mac #1 is, and so on.
Subnet Mask is


I connected a G3 Beige Mac running 9.2.2 to the same switch box the Macs are on.
I used the locked stock full set of extension.
I set Appletalk to ON. (There's a checkbox somewher that I set to "always turn on".
I set the Owner and Users to have no passwords.
The switch box lights up properly at the port on which I atttach the Ethernet cable from the G3.
I turn off the Firewall on the other Macs.
I try different Ethernet cables, different ports on the (perfectly good) switch box.
I lok in the Chooser for other Macs.
I look on other Macs for the G3.
I type the TCPIP number directly into the G3.
I do the same on the other Macs.
I pray.
I curse.

BUT - The G3 cannot see other Macs. THe other Macs cannot see the G3.
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drburt1Connect With a Mentor Author Commented:
Not being able to get this working with the information presented, I have junked this machine and replaced it with a more modern one.
It has been a long time since I used OS 9, but my recollection is that there is a box you have to check to use AppleTalk over TCP/IP.  I think it is in the AppleTalk control panel.
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Sorry, the check box is in the File Sharing control panel:
drburt1Author Commented:

I have had it turned on. I agree it should probably been on, but it is not sufficient to get it to work.

I deleted and invisible file,  Appleshare PDS (I think), and tried again.

I get an error message on myOSX G4 machine when trying to connect to the G3: "incompatible AFP version".

So I am guessing the OSX version of AFP is not backwards compatible.

I tried installing something called Shareway IP, but it does not show the G4 as existing on the network, and the G4 does not see it...
Shareway IP is for OS 8, to my recollection, and just adds the AppleTalk over IP button to the filesharing control panel that OS 9 already has.
drburt1Author Commented:
Now I see this error message on the G3 when I try to connect it to the G4 using the Chooser:

The connection has been broken.

I suppose I should be grateful that now the G4 shows up by User name in the Chooser window...

What is happening? What should I do to get this to work?
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