CIFS login

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by teeshot, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Just purchased an LG DVD Player (BD570) with WiFi connected by wireless to my network.

    I want to be able to watch the movies, mainly avi's that are stored on my iMac and/or external drive thru the LG on the TV. (connecting a USB external drive directly to the LG works great)

    The iMac does show up as a server on the LG, however when I select it, a request comes up for a CIFS login and password. Tried my iMac login as well as the router login. Neither of which work.

    The term CIFS is a new one to me and searches haven't helped me. Any suggestions ?

    Thanks
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Jun 23, 2010
    #2
    CIFS and Samba are Windows File Sharing.
    Do you have that enabled?
    System Preferences -> Sharing -> File Sharing -> Options

    There is a checkbox for "Share files and folders using SMB (Windows)."
    You can then select with account to use.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank You

    Works like a charm. I learn something new every day.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    Simple as that

    Thank you guys so much!!! I have the exact setup apparently and all I had to do was google the CIFS login lg and found this, much appreciated!! Works beautifully. :)
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    Jul 18, 2011
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    uh oh...

    well it worked great for a week or two! now i have a problem, maybe you can help? At first the only problem was figuring out the CIFS login, but now Im having a problem with my lg blu ray showing my computer as a server. Its not there anymore! Any ideas why this could be? No settings, no firewalls, nothing has been changed.... Im lost...
     

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