Connecting mac, pc's together

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by Ricko64, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. Ricko64 macrumors newbie

    Ricko64

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    Hi. I am sorry if i sound a bit dumb, i was not very good on a PC and now i have changed to a mac (fantastic)
    I am looking to have the main computer in one room,(MacBook Pro) the kids in there rooms.(1 on a PC and 1 on a Mac) is it possible for them to connect wirelessly to the main computer to watch different movies, tv series and so on, which is on the computer (which is connected to an external hard drive where the movies are on)?

    Many Thanks for all your help

    Paul
     
  2. wilse macrumors newbie

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    Hi fella

    Yes you can do what you want... I think that Apple TV duffer is probably the posh way to go... but if like me you are a tight wad, then the easiest way is just to turn sharing on, on your MBP and you are off.

    [just re-read your post] I haven't tested for a long time, but years ago you couldn't share and external HD without a little software program called 'sharepoints'... I would hope 10.5 now makes this sw obsolete!?! I'm sure someone else will be along to give a definitive.

    hth

    wilse
     
  3. wackymacky macrumors 65832

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