Network with a windows pc

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by DaveTheGrey, Jan 8, 2004.

  1. DaveTheGrey macrumors 6502a

    DaveTheGrey

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    Hi everybody,

    can anyone give me an introduction how make a network with a windows pc ?

    I have 10.3.2 and I tried several ways:

    1. Pulldownmenue "Go To" -> "connecting with server"... I tiped the IP in and it didn´t work

    2. I opened a finder window and clicked on network. I found the pc, tried to connect and it kicked me somehow. After that i didn´t find the pc again BUT the pc found me (lol?). I made a new userprofile (or account (i´ve got the german version of panther)), with name and pass. The pc user could log in with his account and move files to the folder "public".

    U c, somehow it works, but how is the BEST ultimative way ?
    I know windows networks where u can share folders, is this possible on a mac too and if yes, how ?

    I hope u can help me. It´s really buggin me...

    Dave out.
     
  2. RDaneel_hu macrumors newbie

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    smb

    Try this formation:

    smb://192.168.2.254/


    You must type the "smb" before the valid IP address...

    SAMBA :)
     
  3. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

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    #3
    To mount a Windows share from OS X you enter the address to the PC in this format.
    Code:
    smb://PC.IP.Address/WindowsShareName
    Then authenticate using the credentials of your account you have setup on the Windows box.
     
  4. DaveTheGrey thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  5. mklos macrumors 68000

    mklos

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    Make sure both machines are on the same subnet mask.

    ex. 255.255.255.0 or 255.255.0.0

    If the Mac is on the 255.255.255.0 subnet mask then the PC must be on that subnet mask it else it won't work.

    The easiest way to do this is to make sure both computers have similar IP addresses.

    Mac: 192.168.100.2
    PC: 192.168.100.3


    Also make sure Windows File Sharing is on in the Sharing System Preference in Mac OS X. I would also have a shared folder on PC. I don't believe you can just connect to the PC...you have to connect to the PC and also to a shared folder.

    ex:

    smb://ibm_pc/mydocuments$

    or

    smb://192.168.100.3/mydocuments$

    You don't have to share the My Documents folder...you can share any folder you wish. You can even share the whole C drive if you want (be careful doing that though!)
     
  6. DaveTheGrey thread starter macrumors 6502a

    DaveTheGrey

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