Another Networking issue

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  1. xesvuli420 macrumors newbie

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    Advanced PC guy is making the move to Mac, its hard learning to ropes on somethings. Heres my roadblock right now...

    I can only see 3 of my 6 Windows 7 Ultimate PCs in Finder

    I can NOT see the Mac on ANY of the PCs

    I have setup the mac and can connect with a vnc client so ports and ips are set up correctly

    I can see ALL PCs on ALL PCs

    Ping 192.168.0.27(macs static IP) from any PC returns successful results

    user account and passwords the same for all machines

    SMB Enabled on the mac

    WORKGROUP the same for all

    Advanced file sharing options all set to ON for Home networks on PC

    File sharing set to ON on Mac

    both firewalls are setup correctly, but tested with off to attempt to isolate the issue.

    Ive worked on this for 2 days following the same ole solutions on google, nothing is working

    Where else can I look?

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Are these computers on a private network or is this Mac part of a Domain (please tell us the Domain is Windows. Mac OS Server or Open Directory)?
     
  3. xesvuli420 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. xesvuli420 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for that. Seems to have all the same information

    Nothing new to try.
     
  5. Kissmyne macrumors 6502

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    I'm sorry if i misread what you said, but can the Mac ping any of the PCs not appearing in Finder(Using either Network Utility or Terminal)?
     
  6. xesvuli420 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oddly enough yes. I can ping 192.168.0.21, but that machine doesnt appear in finder.
     
  7. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Then use the Finder Menue iTunes Go-Connect to Server and put in the IP address if the share.

    Here is video for you kids (it will work on ant Mac 10.6 onward):
     
  8. xesvuli420 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Maybe you should read a little closer gramps, lol trying to get the mac to show up in file explorer, not how to get around a pc not showing up in finder. But thanks
     
  9. satcomer macrumors 603

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    You said you are Sharing in System Preferences so is your sharing it everybody or just a specified user? You have to be specific.
     
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