Airport sharing and network problems

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by shagydog, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. shagydog macrumors newbie

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    Hi all

    I’m a newbie to the Mac world but I think they are great machines that being said here is my problem:

    I have got Airport sharing turned on to Ethernet, and a Pc connected to the Ethernet.
    So far so good it works fine my Pc connects to the internet.
    What I am trying to do is access from the Pc the workgroup shared files (I have many Pc in my network > workgroup 15 all together) and the only machine I can access is the Mac and the Pc itself. I understand this is because the shared airport is acting as a dhcp and it’s giving out an ip address that is not in the range of my router setup?
    If I try to manually enter an ip address to the Ethernet it cuts out the airport connection to the internet so my question is: is there a way around to connect to the other machines in the workgroup with the Pc?

    Thanks for your time

    Shagydog
     
  2. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    If you share an internet connection, the devices you are sharing to are on a different subnet. That is so you reduce the chances of you interfering from the other network.
     
  3. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    It sounds like you have a wireless router to begin with, but it has no hub/switch.

    I think the easiest would be to replace it with one that has a built-in enet switch. Then the PC and the Mac are both connected through a single router.
     
  4. shagydog thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Is there anyway to bridge 2 connetions with a mac like with windows ? Because i think that would solve my problems. :D
     
  5. shagydog thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi again

    Btw found out how to acesse my shared filles over the network;

    For example :

    in the browser on the pc type \\192.168.0.100\programs

    et voila you should have your shared filles apper :D

    And works fine with the xbox to hehe :cool:

    Thanks all for your replys
     

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