Connect MacBook to XP through router

iMacBook

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Down by the bay.
I want to know if it is possible to connect my MacBook, wirelessly through my router and onto my PC. My PC is connect wired to my router.

Is it possible to be constantly connected like this? How would I do it?
 

ScottDrummer

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Jun 27, 2007
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yes, OSX uses TCP/IP as does windows. enable windows sharing in sharing preferences. to connect to mac \\macname\loginname
map a drive or shortcut to it.

from mac to PC you go through network, servers etc...
maybe someone who has more time can ellaborate
 

iMacBook

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Original poster
Jun 14, 2007
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Down by the bay.
yes, OSX uses TCP/IP as does windows. enable windows sharing in sharing preferences. to connect to mac \\macname\loginname
map a drive or shortcut to it.

from mac to PC you go through network, servers etc...
maybe someone who has more time can ellaborate
Yes. Someone who has time, please do so. I'm a bit confused. I don't have my laptop yet, but I'd like to know what I'm doing first before I do it.
 

RichL

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Jun 15, 2007
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I was friggin shocked to see how easily my MBP connected to my fellow LAN computers. I think I remember back in the day there were problems with Mac + PC connection but it's definitely better if that was the case.

A+
 

squeeks

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Jun 19, 2007
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you have to have shared folders on your windows PC, once you do that just go to the finder, in the top left hand corner is a network icon right above, below? the harddrive icon, click it, select your workplace from the list, pick the computer you want, hit connect, it might ask for a password, if you dont know anything about it, just try hitting enter with it blank..mine works, then select the shared folder you want from the drop down list, and it will apear as a mounted drive...if i missed anything someone add to the instructions but i think that should do it.

connecting to the mac from a PC is a little more tricky i would walk you through it but i need to be sitting at my mac and im not
 

iMacBook

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Jun 14, 2007
650
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Down by the bay.
you have to have shared folders on your windows PC, once you do that just go to the finder, in the top left hand corner is a network icon right above, below? the harddrive icon, click it, select your workplace from the list, pick the computer you want, hit connect, it might ask for a password, if you dont know anything about it, just try hitting enter with it blank..mine works, then select the shared folder you want from the drop down list, and it will apear as a mounted drive...if i missed anything someone add to the instructions but i think that should do it.

connecting to the mac from a PC is a little more tricky i would walk you through it but i need to be sitting at my mac and im not
So, that'll keep me constantly connected, right?

Thanks, BTW. That's all I needed. :)
 

zioxide

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Dec 11, 2006
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Just find out the ip addresses of the two computers and make sure sharing is enabled on the pc and windows sharing is enabled on the mac.

To connect to the PC on the Mac, go to the Go menu in finder and hit connect to server (or just hit command-k). Then type in smb://pc.ip.address. For example, if your pc was 192.168.1.12 on your lan, then type in smb://192.168.1.12 and hit connect. Then you authenticate and then you can mount your shared volumes.

To connect to the Mac while on the PC, hit run and type \\mac.ip.address\mac username. If my Mac was 192.168.1.11, I would type \\192.168.1.11\zioxide. Then you should be able to authenticate and then you will be in your home dir on your mac.