Adding Mac to Windows Workgroup -- Not recognizing workgroup members

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by boots4walking, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. boots4walking macrumors newbie

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    New to using a Mac (2 weeks) and loving it so far with
    this one exception: I cannot seem to get the Mac (Leopard) to
    recognize two of the four members of the existing windows workgroup. Also, not recognizing a Buffalo NAS that is on the network.

    It didn't recognize them originally, then I did something and there
    they all were in Finder under Shared. However, I have since apparently
    undone whatever I did -- as there are only two of the workgroup
    members there now.

    The two workgroup members I have access to are Win XP. The others I
    cannot access are Vista.

    I have checked file sharing permissions on the other machines and all
    is OK. They all have access to each others shared files. My Mac
    appears in their network list and they are able to share my public folders. So the problem seems one-way (Mac to PC).

    I have file sharing checked with ATP and SMB. Still nothing.
    Is it time to hire someone? Or is there something simple I am not
    doing?

    Thanks for helping the dumb newbie,

    Brandon
     
  2. patrickmacrumor macrumors regular

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