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Connecting to Netware from Mac

I hope this is the right forum for this topic.

This has probably been asked a bunch of times, but is there an easy way to connect to a Novell
LAN from a Macintosh?

Here're my problems:

I don't want to use the ProSoft Engineering client, because it's extreeeeeemly slow and buggy and
I don't want to pay for it (my work won't buy it for me). I had the demo but I'm not about to pay
for something that slow, especially when it crashes all the time.

We don't have native file access turned on.

I can't/won't get any support from sysadmins; if I even bring up the subject of my Mac on the
LAN, they roll their eyes.

So, in other words, I'm on my own and all I've got are the tools that came with the Mac OS. I'm
using the newest version 10.4.8. I currently use FTP to get to our LAN, but that's a pain and
uploads are almost as slow as the Prosoft client was. I'm fairly expert in most aspects of the Mac
OS, but am pretty weak when it comes to networking issues, so a step-by-step would be useful.

Also, my windows netware client is 4.91. Does that mean we're still using Netware 4.x or is that
just the client version number? If I need to find out what version of netware we're using, I can
check that from Windows, I assume, (but I don't know how) but I can't call the sysadmin and ask,
because of the rolling eyes issue.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Connecting to Netware from Mac


4.91 is the client number. there are easy(ier) ways to connect a mac
to the server but they require server software changes.

this software runs on NW 5.1+ so you'd need to make sure what OS
version you're running. if you know the server's IP #, browse it. you
should get a welcome page that would help with that.


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Richard Beels
~ Network Consultant
~ Sysop, Novell Support Connection
~ MCNE, CNE*, CNA*, CNS*, N*LS


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Re: Connecting to Netware from Mac

duplicat

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Connecting to Netware from Mac

There used to be a client for MAC OS, We have the older copy at work, but
you can use IPX to communicate with your PC's.


> I hope this is the right forum for this topic.
>
> This has probably been asked a bunch of times, but is there an easy way

to connect to a Novell
> LAN from a Macintosh?
>
> Here're my problems:
>
> I don't want to use the ProSoft Engineering client, because it's

extreeeeeemly slow and buggy and
> I don't want to pay for it (my work won't buy it for me). I had the

demo but I'm not about to pay
> for something that slow, especially when it crashes all the time.
>
> We don't have native file access turned on.
>
> I can't/won't get any support from sysadmins; if I even bring up the

subject of my Mac on the
> LAN, they roll their eyes.
>
> So, in other words, I'm on my own and all I've got are the tools that

came with the Mac OS. I'm
> using the newest version 10.4.8. I currently use FTP to get to our LAN,

but that's a pain and
> uploads are almost as slow as the Prosoft client was. I'm fairly expert

in most aspects of the Mac
> OS, but am pretty weak when it comes to networking issues, so a step-by-

step would be useful.
>
> Also, my windows netware client is 4.91. Does that mean we're still

using Netware 4.x or is that
> just the client version number? If I need to find out what version of

netware we're using, I can
> check that from Windows, I assume, (but I don't know how) but I can't

call the sysadmin and ask,
> because of the rolling eyes issue.
>
> Thanks in advance.


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