[Hidden-tech] Got my PC today. How do I get it exchanging files with the Mac?

Robert Heller heller at deepsoft.com
Wed Mar 7 08:38:35 EST 2018

At Tue, 6 Mar 2018 20:56:01 -0500 Shel Horowitz <shel at principledprofit.com> wrote:

> Thanks for all the advice on buying a computer. My Lenovo 320 arrived this
> afternoon. I was able to run Edge, install Chrome, and purchase MS Office
> (for $58—wow! And this is not a pirate copy).
> But I cabled the two laptops together with a blue Ethernet cable, set up a
> home network and can't get them talking together yet. I can't figure out
> how to find the IP address of the PC which I might need according to one
> set of instructions. But the help file hasn't been updated and talks about
> Win 7. I'm running 10.

You cannot use a *standard* Ethernet cable between two *computers*.  You 
either need to get a special cable (whatever the Ethernet term for "null 
modem" cable is) OR you new two regular Ethernet cables and an ethernet switch 
-- your typical broadband router (wireless or not) will include a 4 port 
switch and you can use that,

> What I want to do is a selective backup of some of my documents and all of
> my music. What's the best way to do this?
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