Connecting to a Windows Vista box by name

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

  1. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Solon, OH
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    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

    varmit

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    Aug 5, 2003
    #2
    Nope

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

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