I am having some trouble creating a personal network at home. I don't have internet access (shocking I know) and I am unfortunately not very IT-savvy (my bad). Perhaps someone can help me...
I have a macbook with OS X, a laptop with Windows Vista and a lovely pink ethernet cable (with 8 pins methinks) that I bought at uni to connect to the LAN network. I suppose it's called a LAN cable.
What I want to do is to connect the two machines, through this cable so I can exchange files between them rather than swithching to the external hardrive all the time. I also wish to eventually synchronise a music program (Reason) that I have on both machines.
However, when the cable is connected, the mac sees the PC, and the PC can see the mac. The little corresponding icons are there. When I try to connect from the Mac, it says error connection message and when I try to connect from the PC, it keeps asking me for a user name and password.
Now, I don't remember ever setting a name and password. I nonetheless tried every name and password I have ever invented for computers, I tried the name of the registered user to the computer, the name of the computer, my name, the other computers name, etc. but that of course didn't work.
So, what in the name of I.T. is going on? I also tried making a wireless network from the mac but the PC would not connect. Tried bluetooth, but same problem.
Can anyone help me? Thank you for reading this dissertation (which is probably not very technically correct, sorry) !