Networking Problems

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  1. imacintel macrumors 68000

    Mar 12, 2006
    I have an iMac and an HP Pavilion A500N. I am running system 10.4.6. I am trying use my Airport to VPN to my Pavilion. Is there any other way than Remote Desktop to connect to my Pavilion? I sort of want to connect to have the extra 80 GB of space, but another nice thing would be able to control the screen. My Pavilion is running XP.
  2. imacintel thread starter macrumors 68000

    Mar 12, 2006
  3. Queso macrumors G4

    Mar 4, 2006
    Calm down, cavalry is on it's way :cool:

    To connect to the Pavilion's hard disk from the Mac, set up a share on the Pavilion. Easiest way to do this is to right-click on the folder you want to share and select Sharing and Security from the menu that appears. Activate and name the share, then hit the OK button. You'll notice the folder icon now has a little hand under it to show it's sharing.

    Now from the Mac, select Network from the Go menu in the Finder. After a few seconds you'll get an icon representing the Windows computer. Hit the Connect button and logon to get a list of shares on the PC. Select the one you've created and it will appear.

    To access the entire drive on the PC, select "Connect to server.." from the Finder's Go menu, and type

    smb://<pavilion name>/C$

    Once again, you will have to log onto the PC. This one will only work if the account you use to logon is in the PCs Administrators group.

    The remote desktop method is by far the quickest for remote controlling Windows, although you can also install a VNC client. If I were you I'd stay with the Microsoft method though. The Remote Desktop client for Mac can be downloaded for free from

    P.S. Welcome to my 500th Post!!!
  4. imacintel thread starter macrumors 68000

    Mar 12, 2006

    I do not have ProXP, so I cannot use that method. I am sharing the whole hard drive(don;t worry we hav a wireless newtwork key). I did the sharing the whole drive, but I forgot to check "let users change my files" at first I was thingking : DAMN NTFS!:eek:

    Congrats on the 500 posts. You gettin an avatar?
  5. Queso macrumors G4

    Mar 4, 2006
    Sounds like you've sorted it out. Well done.

    Maybe. I may have to get an imagination first though :D

    EDIT : Settled on this little fella :)
  6. imacintel thread starter macrumors 68000

    Mar 12, 2006

    I am gonna also try making it an FTP server.

    I had trouble with RDC.

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