Success networking with an OS 9 Mac


This is a small, personal victory, but I’ve always wondered how to network my lone OS 9 Mac, an iMac G3, with my OS X Macs.

One day, it just worked. And I still can’t explain it.


Let me tell you how cool it was, though, to have full access to all my iMac’s files – even access to the CD-ROM WarCraft game I had in the iMac. All through a simple AirPort Extreme base station.


In fact, the connection worked so well, I was able to run my iMac’s SimCity 2000 game on my OS X Mac. Now that’s a connection.

After my OS 9 iMac went to sleep, however, I’ve lost the connection and haven’t been able to network the two Macs again. But I’m going to keep trying, and do a little research to see if I can keep the network up for longer periods of time.


  1. Congratulations. Exactly that same day I received an Iomega SCSI Zip drive in the mail. Now I’ll be finally be able to share files between my Mac IIx (which has a broken floppy drive) and my PC. So I kind of had a networking victory too.

  2. Wow, Matej – Zip drives. I haven’t heard of those in a while. Good luck!

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