My windows 10 PC is my Business apps Server whose client is an iMac running the Business apps networked Client Business apps, under Virtual windows 7. ( don’t get nervous, been doing WLAN’ed & LAN’ed PCs TO Macs running VIRTUAL WINDOWS since Win95).
The PC server always used a static IP address, (some google server config which I forgot), to allow the client to connect either wirelessly or WIRED, when the network became wired. I later changed to a dynamic ip, chosen by DCHP (Netgear router, Spectrum internet service). It worked flawlessly, either way. When in DCHP mode, I just had to get the servers new, daily IP address, & enter that when I’d boot the business app, in the client iMac.
I moved my office to a new location that does not yet have a communication cable installation (for cable modem type internet services) that runs to my office. I will have to have this cable installed myself, so I can have Spectrum transfer my 200/100 service to this new location. That will make a few weeks to do.
It does have a vintage Verizon system installed, (1/7 speed) that is in use by an associate for his phones , internet , & networked computers. Both my PC AND IMAC are temporarily wifi’ed into his Verizon network, as well as Networked by cat-6 into a small wired router box, that continues to his network router: both computers now have internet &email access, (including the Mac & Virtual win7 sides of the iMac). I think that access is via WiFi only.
But when I C-prompt the PC for an IP ADDRESS, it does give me an IPV4 (192.168.1 x), but no IPV6 address, (Instead, it gives me a hexadecimal string for that). When I try to use the IPV4 address to connect, after opening the Network business apps or the Client iMac, it “CANT FIND THE SERVER…”
My credit card machines, and printer, do not work either. They were also cat-5’ed into that mini router (that both computers are plugged into), that then is single wired into my associates main router. His IP PERSON did this temporary setup.
- Will assigning a static IP ADDRESS IN WINDOWS 10, in the server computer, allow the business apps in the client iMac to connect? How do I do this? Where will I find this IP ADDRESS, when I do my daily C-prompt: ipconfig, inquiery on the server?
- Or, Should I CONNCT THE cat5 FROM both computers, the printer , and credit card machines, to my “trusty” Netgear Router from my Spectrum system, and THEN plug THAT into his main router.
-Will the credit card machines then function as they did?
-Will that make the printer visible on his WiFi network?
- Will that then assign an IP ADDRESS THAT I can use to connect the business client to the server? Will that be a dynamic IP?
- Will configuring a static IP AT THIS TIME, THEN WORK?
Any ideas would be appreciated! THANKS!