Network Discovery?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by shelterpaw, Aug 31, 2006.

  1. shelterpaw macrumors regular

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    I'm trying to get OS X to discover computers on my local network. It's had some success, but not as much as my pre-RC1 Vista or Windows XP.

    I've read the solution Networking Windows with Mac OS X It's a nice solution, but I was well aware of it before and have been able to network OS X for some time. It's just a pita. Also the Browse Network feature is cool, but super slow compared to its windows counterpart.

    What I want is to discover computers even if they don't have sharing turned on. Vista and XP seem to be able to do this, but OS X 10.4.7 doesn't or if it does, I can't seem to get it to work.
     
  2. baummer macrumors 6502a

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    You must be mistaken, Vista and XP only see systems with sharing enabled. If a system is disabled from sharing, how are you seeing it? Disabling from sharing means disabling from view, so the answer is, you can't.
     
  3. shelterpaw thread starter macrumors regular

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    Perhaps.. I'll double check the other laptop and PC. Needless to say, the Vista computer found them and OS X did not. And these two computers are running next to each other, not that it makes a difference, but it' s not like they're on different parts of the network. So that makes OS X's discovery even worse.
     
  4. baummer macrumors 6502a

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    Which version of Vista are you using? Hopefully you acquired it legally, considering a stable release has yet to exist.
     
  5. shelterpaw thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's the Public pre beta pre-rc1. It's very stable and easy to install. Not quite as easy as OS X. Another public beta will be released this week if you want to check-it-out.
     

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