Networking OS 10.5.8 with OS 9.2.1

Apple Power mac g5 2.0ghz
March 30, 2010 at 11:04:50
Specs: Macintosh
I have a small network through a Netgear router
comprising 2 Macs and 2 PCs, all with static IPs. I
recently retired a G3 and replaced it with a G5
desktop running 10.5.8, but retained my old 7300
running 9.2.1. In the previous set up, the Macs could
see each other, as could the PCs. Now, nothing
seems to see the 7300, but while I can see the PCs
on the G5, I can't see the G5 on either of the PCs.
What have I done wrong?

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#1
March 31, 2010 at 09:01:57
I don't think 10.5.x supports Classic Appletalk without using TCP/IP. Classic (OS 9) support was removed from 10.5.x. Classic Appletalk support( Connecting to an Appletalk server) was removed from 10.4.x and up

It's possible, but you'll have to setup a connection using TCP/IP instead of using the much easier Appletalk protocol. I don't remember the exact steps since I'm not a UNIX fan. On the OS 9 box, you'll have to make sure "Appleshare over TCP/IP" is checked.

Kinda sad really since the whole point of Appletalk was to be transparent and not use the TCP/IP scheme, it is also much faster at file transfers than using IP transfers. Seems technology always takes 1 step forward and 2 steps back.

PowerMac 9600(1 ghz G4)
512mb RAM
50gb SCSI
ATi 9200 PCI


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#2
March 31, 2010 at 11:45:31
Thanks for that - I did a bit of searching through the system
prefs, and there is an option to use AppleTalk, so I checked
that. I also went into the 9.2 system folder and removed all
existing servers. I then gave myself another admin account -
and it worked! Which part of all that made the difference, I have
no idea, and I still have to get the 7300 to see the G5 - but at
least I can do it all in reverse now.....

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