January 5th, 2009, 11:03 PM
January 20th, 2009, 05:32 PM
Hi, sorry I have neglected this thread for a while, but I've had a heap of urgent personal stuff to take care of plus I'm currently off work sick with an eye ulcer so I've had to keep computer monitor viewing to a more moderate number of hours so it doesn't aggravate my eye.
I did boot into the XP partition on the mac. And guess what? Networking is no problem in either direction! The XP partition can see both the laptop and the PC here. The only difference I can think of is I have the mac connecting both wirelessly and by ethernet - it does so by default. I tried turning one off then the other, but it makes no difference at all. I wonder if letting DHCP set the IP address would help? I just don't want it taking one of the static internal addresses I reserve for particular PCs for the purpose of port forwarding. Like, if the laptop was switched off, I don't want the mac to grab 10.0.0.8, plus I don't see why the mac should mind having a manual configuration - the Windows XP partition does, and that networks perfectly.
I haven't tried adding a network printer to the Windows PCs while in the XP partition to see if I can get the Canon to share .... that would be something to try, but I believe it is a compatibility problem with this particular printer and mac. Just seems strange that a newer model of printer should raise an issue with imacs that didn't exist on the previous model.
Anyway, I will now try Slartarama's links and see how I get on. Thanks again.
Last edited by Moira; January 20th, 2009 at 05:34 PM.