Problem Adding an OS 9 G3 to an Existing OS X Macintosh Network
Posted on 2009-03-31
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 192.168.1.1
Mac #1 is 192.168.1.2, and so on.
Subnet Mask is 255.255.255.0
HERE'S THE PROBLEM:
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.
BUT - The G3 cannot see other Macs. THe other Macs cannot see the G3.