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PowerMac G5 Network Share Issue

I have a client that has 2 PMG5's. One of them has 2 Ethernet ports and this has been the setup for a while. For simplicity Box A has 2 Ethernet ports and Box B has a single. The original setup was from router to Box A, then from Box A 2nd Ethernet to Box B Ethernet.

Box B had Internet and could see Box A and vice versa. There were some problems on Box B and when it came back it would connect the same way. They reset PRAM and one other.

Now when we go and set up the original way, he is not pulling an IP, only a 169.xxx.xxx.xxx. When connecting Box B directly to router it is pulling the correct IP, Subnet, etc....

I have tried to use Finder -> Connect to Server then afp://10.x.x.x to Box B.

FYI: Box A has 2 connections (obviously) one with IP 10.0.0.2 and the other 10.0.0.7. Also Box A can see Box B but Box B cannot see Box A

Any help would be appreciated.
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That is a very strange way to set up a network. Is there a reason for it?

The better way would be to buy an ethernet hub and plug both computers and the router into the hub.
Sorry, you really want an ethernet switch, not a hub. Here is a 5 port gigabit ethernet switch for under $25 that should solve your problem:


http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833212003CVF&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwordsCA&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwordsCA-_-pla-_-NA-_-NA

In other words, connect Box A first ethernet port, the other G5 and the router to the ethernet switch and forget box A second ethernet port.
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They stated that it was faster access then going through the network or wireless. They do audio and video production. Even when I connected both to the router Box B could not see Box A but could vice versa.

FYI they are connected through a Netgear Router right now just so Box B has Internet connection. So the setup now, without Box B seeing Box A is Internet to Netgear router, Box A in Port 1 and Box B in Port 2. Box B still cannot see Box A but Box A can access and see Box B
The way you have it set up is slower and less efficient than using an ethernet switch or connecting both to the router (which would be fastest).

What exactly do you mean by A can see B, but B can't see A? Can they ping each other? Do you have file sharing turn on on both?
I mean A can see and browse B's files, but B cannot see A. I'll double check file sharing, but if one see's the other wouldn't file sharing be on for both.

File sharing is on on both!
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That worked. Some were not checked in General or Sidebar. I then was able to add through "Connect to Server" the IP's.

Thanks a bunch. I was running into technicians block.