Cant connect to pc!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Sam*, Nov 24, 2006.

  1. Sam* macrumors regular

    Sam*

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    #1
    hi, i'm trying to connect my new mac to my pc, i am using an ethernet wire, direct to the pc.

    i have followed all instructions on apples site, and look at other sources but i still cant get it to work:mad:

    anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks
     
  2. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    More info please.

    What PC OS? XP? Pro or Home?

    Firewalls?

    Can you ping between the machines.

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  3. Sam* thread starter macrumors regular

    Sam*

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    its windows xp professional

    theres no firewall

    and whats ping?:confused:
     
  4. Sam* thread starter macrumors regular

    Sam*

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    ok i did have windows firewall on,

    now its off i can connect:eek:

    but i dont know the password, when i installed windows i never put a password in so have no clue what it is??
     
  5. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    You should probably change your password, but you can just create a new account for the shared files. Control Panel -> Users.

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  6. Sam* thread starter macrumors regular

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    well on xp i am using the administrator account anyway,

    i know put a password on that, but that didnt work?

    i'll try another password and see if that works

    EDIT:

    i tried a new password and a new user account, still cant get the password for it!
     
  7. Sam* thread starter macrumors regular

    Sam*

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    the thing which i dont understand, is that if i am on the administrator account and change that password, surley that must be it???

    what other password could it be reffering to?

    i am using the connect to server thing in the finder, and i connect and all i need is the password, but it doesnt say what password?

    anyone got any ideas?

    Thank you


    EDIt i restroed windows xp and it worked fine, so what ever the problem was its gone now :D
     

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