Weird PC networking error

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Oki, Sep 26, 2004.

  1. Oki macrumors member

    Oki

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    #1
    Hi,

    When I try to connect to my PC via my Powerbook, sometimes I get the error

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    The operation cannot be complete because one or more required items
    cannot be found.

    (error code -43)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    What does this mean?
     
  2. Oki thread starter macrumors member

    Oki

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  4. Oki thread starter macrumors member

    Oki

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    #4
    Eh?

    From Finder I press CMD+K and it brings up the Connect to Server dialogue box. I then follow the directions that edesign gave in the superpost about networking to OS X and back from a PC.
     
  5. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    I sometimes get a different, yet equally baffling error message when I do the same thing:

    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    The operation cannot be completed because one or more items could not be read or written.

    (error code -36)
    -------------------------------------------------------------------

    What is Mac OS X trying to tell me?
     
  6. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    It maybe a faulty connection. Go to your finder, click Go then click connect to... and type in the IP Address of a Windows PC. If that works then check your cabling. You may have a knot, a kink, or maybe a faulty wire. Here's one answer:
    Error 36 - http://www.cit.cornell.edu/helpdesk/mac/email/mail36.html
    The other one I dunno. Like I said check connections.
     
  7. tomf87 macrumors 65816

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    Might want to put something before the IP address to specify the protocol, like:

    smb://<IP of Windows PC>

    Also, a knot or kink won't cause some protocols not to work. It will destroy your connection altogether.

    It sounds like your Mac is having trouble resolving your PC's hostname. If the IP works, then this is the case.
     
  8. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    Yup - that's the problem. The IP works perfectly, but the hostname doesn't.
     
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  10. Sephethus macrumors newbie

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    Hrm

    I get the same problem randomly w/o any obvious reason. I started out using the IP rather than the host name and I still get the problem. What else could it be if this isn't the answer?
     
  11. sputniktools macrumors newbie

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    I found it works with smb://<IP address> but doesn't work and i get the -43 error code message when I put the full share name smb://<IP address>/share
     
  12. slooksterPSV macrumors 68030

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    Ok I take it you've tried nfs://username:password@IPADDRESS/share
    Did you try:
    smb://username:password@IPADDRESS/share

    If that doesn't work (because IP Address refresh every day or so) try this:

    smb://username:password@computer name/share
    or
    nfs://username:password@computer name/share
     
  13. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    #13
    Why would NFS work? Windows doesn't support NFS as far as I'm aware - only SMB. Thanks for the tip though.
     

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