Networking with PC's

Discussion in 'macOS' started by wakerider017, Sep 29, 2006.

  1. wakerider017 macrumors 68000

    wakerider017

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    Hi I am a new Mac user and I managed to set my Mac up so I can pull files off my Windows PC's...


    However I can not see my Mac on my Windows PC's...


    I went to SYS PREFS and checked Personal File Sharing and Windows Sharing. (Should I hae checked these?)

    I still can not see my make on any of my PC's... (But I can see the PC's on my Mac...)

    Any Advice?
     
  2. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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  3. beatsme macrumors 65816

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    this is your home network, and your PC's are running XP? Or are you trying to plug the Mac into a Windows Server i.e. an Active Directory network?
     
  4. wakerider017 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    This is just a hope network.


    And Yah the PC's are running XP HOME SP2

    Thanks!
     
  5. beatsme macrumors 65816

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    I'm guessing you've got everything connected through a router, yea? You've got TCP/IP configured?

    if you've got Personal Firewall running on the Mac, that will probably keep you from accessing the Mac from the PC's. There should be a Windows Sharing option in the Firewall Preferences...make sure that's on.
     
  6. DougTheImpaler macrumors 6502a

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    The whole firewall is disabled by default, though...unless he mucked with the firewall, this doesn't matter.

    However, someone else posted the guide and mentioned windows sharing...that's the stuff I'd be looking at first.

    Also, I've found SharePoints to be invaluable when it comes to setting up sharing and seeing a Mac from a Windows box.
     
  7. wakerider017 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Hey guys, I just looked at that guide...


    I went to my windows PC and typed in the Mac's local ip (//192.168.1.106/user) in add a network place...

    I just figured it would show up?


    Well, everyone in my family is so fond of my new Mac they all want one too!

    By the time Leopard is out out hose will probably be 100% Mac! :D
     
  8. wakerider017 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    OK, new question...

    It appears every file on my Mac is now being shared...

    I only want files in the "Users/myusername/Sharing" folder to be shared...

    Any way to set this up?
     
  9. beatsme macrumors 65816

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    If you log on to the Mac as a Guest and not as a Registered User, it only shares the Public folder. IMHO the simple thing to do would be to stash whatever documents you'd like to share in the Public folder and make sure everyone logs on as a Guest.

    Since the Share permissions in OSX are Unix-based, they're a bit tricky to understand (at least for me), so I've never bothered with different levels of access. I've always just shared the Public folder and denied access to the rest. If you want to dive into it, here's a link which might be helpful.
     
  10. SimonTheSoundMa macrumors 6502a

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    Or go more advanced and configure smb.conf.
     

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