Networking Hell

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Jimmieboy, Nov 2, 2005.

  1. Jimmieboy macrumors 6502

    Jimmieboy

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    Hey everyone. Im having trobule accessing my macs files from my PC. I have a DSL modem that is connected to a hub. My hub connects my windows computer and my airport express. My mac is connected to my airport express. I can access files from my windows computer from my mac but not the other way around. I have changed the networking Workgroup name on my mac and it stil is not working. I try to create a windows network place and type in 10.0.1.2/James. Can someone please help me?
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

    swiftaw

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    Do you have Windows Sharing turned on in System Preferences?
     
  3. Darwin macrumors 65816

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  4. superbovine macrumors 68030

    superbovine

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    your networking setup will be hard to make a share working depending on some things. first is you dsl modem a router as well? Do you even have a router. if you do have two routers on your lan that will make it hard to share across the network because you will have two different subnets. on the other had if it just a dsl modem and hub you will have two different subnets also because pc would be on the dsl network and you make would be on the lan. what ip address does airport express, pc, and mac have?

    assuming your description of your networking setup is correct the easiest way would be to buy a router and connect to your dsl modem. after attach your airport express to your router and setup it to get it ip from the dhcp server on the router and not distribute ip address. that will force the mac to get ip from the router connected the dsl. after that attach your pc to the router. when that is done, both your mac and pc will be on the same subnet and sharing will be a lot easier.
     
  5. Jimmieboy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jimmieboy

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    Thanks guys. yeah i have windows sharing turned on. I can access files that are on my mac if i connect my laptop to the wireless but not on the wired. They both have the same subnet. I have checked! Um I dont have a router just a crap DSL modem connected to a crap Hub. The funny thing is that i can access windows files from my mac but not the other way. Hmmmm
     
  6. baummer macrumors 6502a

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    I'd purchase a router and follow the sticky guide (link posted ^) and I'm willing to bet your problem will be solved.
     
  7. stevep macrumors 6502a

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    1. Try pinging - have you set up static ip addresses or are you using DHCP?
    2. Make sure your mac firewall isn't on
    3. A bit of an unusual setup - but it should work in theory. I don't know anything about Airport Express - can it act as a DHCP server?
    Your post is not clear - is the laptop a mac? Does it have an Airport card? Or is your laptop a pc with a wireless card?

    "I can access files from my windows computer from my mac" -do you mean "I can access files on my windows computer from my mac"
     

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