|Apr 22, 2009, 11:24 PM||#1|
Cannot view Windows Computers in Finder
My Macbook is on the same workgroup and network as my three other Windows Vista computers.
The Vista computers can all see each other's network drives.
I can view the Macbook's drive on all Vista computers.
All computers can get online and browse the web.
I can RDP into all Vista computers from my Mac.
I cannot see any of the Windows shares on the Macbook. It seems everything is setup the way it should be setup (I have done a bunch of research) but I am probably missing one step. Can someone help me please? This is driving me nuts!
New Macbook Owner
|Apr 22, 2009, 11:55 PM||#3|
Yes - that option is checked.
As a matter of fact, when I was staying in a hotel for business, I was able to see people's computers in the Finder. One person even had shared files! Talk about being unsecured!
|Apr 23, 2009, 12:00 AM||#4|
Black 64GB iPhone 5 / Black 3rd-gen iPad, 64GB Wi-Fi
17" 2011 MacBook Pro, 2.4GHz Core i7, 750GB HDD, 6GB RAM
11" 2010 MacBook Air, 1.4GHz, 128GB SSD, 2GB RAM
|Apr 23, 2009, 07:46 PM||#7|
Have you tried contacting the Windows computers with your Mac via Connect To Server (Cmd+K) and the IP addresses of the Windows machines?
After that, they should show in the sidebar.
I know, this is not the same, but maybe one connection will fix it.
I once was in an open wi-fi network, and I could see Windows shares, and I only had File Sharing on. It could be something on the Windows side.
I'm sorry, but there is nothing more (if that is even more) for me to add.
|Apr 24, 2009, 07:27 AM||#8|
For some reason network browsing stopped functioning properly on my network. If I did not type this info manually, in Windows I would instead have to go to configure TCP/IP and disable then re-enable Netbios. Which is too much of a pain.
The problem seems to be caused by my router but factory resets failed to correct this. I have also run full network resets in Windows but this does not fix it, i.e. 'netsh int ip reset c:\reset.log' and 'netsh winsock reset catalog'. It also is not a Firewall problem as my firewall is set up to allow my networks ip range but I tried disabling the firewall's to the same result.
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|Apr 24, 2009, 12:30 PM||#9|
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