Hi...I recently connected my brother's eMac PowerMac 4,4 system with Mac OS X 10.5.7 system to my Dell Dimension 8250 Vista Business PC-enabled wireless network so he could share my video files and watch them wirelessly as he is using Airport.
The problem is that when he watches the videos they have a tendency to freeze during certain points and then end up skipping frames. I have tried to resolve this by installing updated Divx codecs and adjusting his Mac's network configuration but none of these have helped.
I wondered if it had to do with him using Airport to connect wirelessly to our Linksys G enabled wireless router (WRT54G to be exact).
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Re: File Sharing between Vista PC and Mac OS X
You're not the only person experiencing this problem. Many PowerPC users who upgraded to QuickTime 7.5 (sometimes even QuickTime 7.3) began to experience widespread stuttering and halting when playing back video. Apparently, these packages contained functionality improvements that simple maxed out the old CPUs.
Unfortunately, there is no generally agreed-upon fix. Since the PowerPC is a dead-end Apple architecture, most people eventually "fix" the problem by upgrading to a current (Intel) model of Macintosh. I wish I had better news for you.
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The eMac uses a G4 processor, and is limited to Mac OS 10.5.x. The most recent version of Flash Player that will run on it is Flash Player 10.1 (if you are running OS 10.4 or later), or Flash Player 9.0.280 if you are still running OS 10.3. Note that not all web content will work these older versions - in particular, Facebook video inserts will incorrectly claim you don't even have Flash installed instead of playing!
You will have to connect them to the same network.
You also have to enable file sharing in system preferences on your mac. When enabling file sharing enable SMB sharing. You can choose there the folders to be shared.
eMac with a OS 9 system, sad to say there are not printer drivers for your OS.
Publisher's description of Kodak ESP 7250 All-in-One Printer.
Operating System Compatibility: WINDOWS XP, WINDOWS 7, WINDOWS VISTA; MACINTOSH OS X v10.5.x, MACINTOSH OS X v10.4.x (MAC OSX 10.4.8 or higher required), MACINTOSH OS X v10.6.x
I have a possible solution, but it would be helpful to know what operating system you have on your eMac. Mac OS X is the Mac operating system. Do you have Mac OS X 10.2, 10.3, or 10.4, for example.
Solution:Do you have your system discs for your eMac or an Mac OS X installation disc? You'll need it to fix the problem. Use the newest disc you have.
WARNING: There is a _slight_ risk of loss of your data (pictures, documents, etc.) when reinstalling your operating system. Backing up your precious photos and other documents is critical!
1. If the eMac is on, hold down the power button until it turns off.
2. Turn the eMac while holding down the mouse button.
3. When the CD/DVD drive opens, put the system disc in (use disc #1 if you have more than one disc).
4. Turn the machine off again by holding down the power button.
5. Turn the machine on while holding down the C key on the keyboard to boot from CD (or DVD).
6. Wait until the eMac boots from your system disc.
7. You should see the install screen. There should be an Options button. Click the Options button.
8. One of the choices will be to do an "Archive and Install". Go ahead and do an "Archive and Install", which will reinstall the operating system but leave your photos and other files. See cautions above. **Do _NOT_ click the option to ERASE the hard drive** or you'll lose all your photos, etc.
9. Once it's all done (expect it to take an hour or more), you should be able to use your computer normally.
Good luck. I hope this is understandable. If you need more help, please post again. *Please rate me if this helped.* Thanks!
OK - first, crossover cables let you network PCs together without a switch or router. I would strongly recommend returning the crossover cable and buying a router so that you can use both computers on the internet at the same time.
Second, the eMac monitor can not directly be used as a monitor for your G4 - it's not built that way. However, you can use Screen Sharing on OS X (if both have Leopard) or Apple Remote Desktop software (if you buy it) to remote control the G4 using the eMac.
You will DEFINITELY need a monitor on the G4 in order to set it up at all, so I hope you have that.
Keep in mind that you can buy, for less than $200, an LCD screen that is larger and better quality than the eMac, and it would leave the eMac useful as a second computer. Since the eMac is unlikely to work at all with Leopard, and you'd have to buy Apple Remote Desktop, you're going to spend less money by buying a separate screen for the G4.
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Best upgrade is to add as much RAM memory as possible.
Is it worth it? You have to decide that for yourself. I have a lime green iBook 466 MHz that I dearly love, but I don't use it any more. Replacement parts have become too expensive. You can buy a used PowerMac G4 for under $300, and a new Mac mini for $600. It's pretty hard to justify the cost of expensive old RAM chips or defunct batteries.
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Just to recap - This is the problem: Printer is hooked up to Vista PC and I'm trying to print from my MacBook Pro with Leopard.
Before doing this, be sure to check that the exceptions on your firewall are set to enable "File and Printer Sharing".
1) Go to the Vista PC as the administrator user and find the Network and Sharing Center in your Control Panel. 2) You want to turn on everything under Sharing and Discovery EXCEPT for Password protected sharing. 3) You can now close this screen and go to Printers (also in the Control Panel) 4) Find the printer you want to share, and right-click. 5) Click "Sharing" 6) You want to enable this printer to be shared on the network. 7) Click Apply and OK. 8) Go to your Mac and install the software for your printer driver on the mac. If you don't have the software, you can search the website of the vendor (aka HP, Lexmark, Samsung) to find the driver that is right for you. 9) If you allowed sharing correctly, you can go to finder and see that the vista computer will be in your sidebar. 10) Close the finder window and open up System Preferences. Select Print and Fax. 11) In the toolbar, you'll find an option for "Windows". Click it. 12) The workgroup from the Vista PC should show up. Click it and follow the hiearchy down to the printer. 13) At this point, you'll probably be prompted to use put in your mac password. Do that. 14) Seach for your newly installed printer driver in the popup window (matches up with the make and model of your printer). Hit continue and follow the directions.
15) If all goes well, then happy printing. :) If not, I would download Network Magic.
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Funny this, We are doing the same thing! same wireless connect, but I am on a PC you can switch all of your files, but you would have to upload them or ask your mac seller if they could transfer it for you.