Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Archive > Archives of Old Posts > Macintosh Computers

 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Oct 5, 2004, 07:46 AM   #1
nesbitt_a
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Wireless network set up but have a problem

Hey Guys,
Finally got 1.5mbit broadband internet in my flat, and have set up a nice home network. Have the cablemodem -> 4point router -> wireless access point.

We have three windows machines, and my powerbook. Each computer connects perfectly to the router/wireless station and is automatically assigned its IP address. The problem is that none of the machines can see the other ones -- for printer/file sharing.


Any ideas why?

Andy.
__________________
MacBook Pro 2Ghz, 512Mb, 120GB
2nd Gen 8gb black iPod Nano
nesbitt_a is offline   0
Old Oct 5, 2004, 09:05 AM   #2
emw
macrumors 603
 
emw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Just to check - they are all assigned IP addresses in the same subnet, right> That is, they're all something like 192.168.1.xxx. If they aren't, then they probably won't see each other.

Are they all going through wireless, or some wired and some wireless? It shouldn't matter, depending on how the access point is set up, but it could be an issue.

Finally, which device is set up to share files - all of them, or just one or two? Also, I don't know if a Windows box can see a Mac-shared printer or vice-versa.
emw is offline   0
Old Oct 5, 2004, 09:14 AM   #3
nesbitt_a
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
yeah, they are all local 192.168.x.x addresses. I've managed to connect to my powerbook from one of the windows machines, but not vice-versa. I'll keep trying.

Andy.
__________________
MacBook Pro 2Ghz, 512Mb, 120GB
2nd Gen 8gb black iPod Nano
nesbitt_a is offline   0
Old Oct 5, 2004, 09:30 AM   #4
emw
macrumors 603
 
emw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Quote:
Originally Posted by nesbitt_a
yeah, they are all local 192.168.x.x addresses. I've managed to connect to my powerbook from one of the windows machines, but not vice-versa. I'll keep trying.

Andy.
If you have file sharing active on the PC, try going to Connect to Server on the Mac (command-K) and entering "smb://192.168.x.x" This should bring up a dialog for you to login and subsequently choose which share to mount.
emw is offline   0
Old Oct 5, 2004, 10:54 AM   #5
nesbitt_a
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
LAN sharing

My flatmate has been automatically assigned the IP address, 192.168.0.100, and typing smb://192.168.0.100 just seems to time out, as if it's not seeing Rob's machine at all. I have enabled sharing on his 'My Music' folder, but am not seeing the connection.

Andy.
__________________
MacBook Pro 2Ghz, 512Mb, 120GB
2nd Gen 8gb black iPod Nano
nesbitt_a is offline   0
Old Oct 5, 2004, 11:03 AM   #6
makisushi
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Northern VA
Not to state the obvious. But is file sharing (or the windoze equivelant)even turned on?
__________________
-Custom 8ft 4wt teton tioga
-Custom 9ft 5 wt Orvis battenkill
-Sage XP 9ft 9wt Lamson ULA Force
makisushi is offline   0
Old Oct 5, 2004, 11:07 AM   #7
nesbitt_a
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
I have enabled 'share this folder' -- I dont even know if there's an option in windows. Why didnt he get a mac!!


Andy
__________________
MacBook Pro 2Ghz, 512Mb, 120GB
2nd Gen 8gb black iPod Nano
nesbitt_a is offline   0
Old Oct 5, 2004, 11:13 AM   #8
jeremy.king
macrumors 603
 
jeremy.king's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Fox Lake, IL
Try following this
http://www.practicallynetworked.com/...ilesharing.htm

and also try making sure all the PCs (and the mac) are on the same workgroup.
jeremy.king is offline   0


 
MacRumors Forums > Archive > Archives of Old Posts > Macintosh Computers

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Slow 5ghz network via extended wireless network groovyf Mac Peripherals 1 Feb 25, 2014 06:45 PM
Set Default network connection iFoggy OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion 2 Jan 29, 2013 10:57 AM
OS X Server Home Network Set up Questions cmclean3 Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking 4 Jan 25, 2013 01:00 PM
Wireless network problem MacManX OS X 11 Oct 9, 2012 01:59 PM
Airport extreme: Wireless network within a wireless network brsboarder Mac Peripherals 0 Jun 27, 2012 05:49 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:40 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC