Connecting to a Windows Vista box by name

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by wrldwzrd89, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5


    Jun 6, 2003
    Solon, OH
    Is this possible in Mac OS X? I can connect to it by IP just fine.

    Example: Let's say my Windows Vista machine has 525.432.774.900 as its IP address, and its name is Vista-PC. Going to Go->Connect to Server in Finder and typing smb://525.432.774.900/ works, but I can't get smb://Vista-PC/ to work.

    I know the IP address I used isn't a valid IP address :p
  2. varmit macrumors 68000


    Aug 5, 2003

    Not without a DNS server since that is what assigns names to ip addresses.

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