Easy way to set up home network

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by matteusclement, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. matteusclement macrumors 65816


    Jan 26, 2008
    total newb stuff I am sure, but it's been two years since I set something like this up....

    I have a household of Xp and OSX users and I am the Mac guy. I have a TB drive that has movies/music people would like to access.

    What is the easiest thing to do so that they can only access those folders on the external drive? I have personal info on it that I'd rather not be sharing, so it has to be just those folders.

    I would like to set this up WIRELESSLY


    p.s- I use osx 10.5.5 they use xp w/ sp2
  2. Styler93GSX macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2009
    Go to

    1. Finder

    2. Applications.

    3. General settings.

    4. Three icons down and four to the right (sharing) Click this.

    5. Put a check mark in the file sharing box (third one down).

    6. Highlight File sharing.

    7. Click + sign under shared folders.

    8. Navigate to the one you want to share click add.

    9. Highlight that folder now and in the right column set your permissions.
  3. Tomorrow macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2008
    Always a day away
    How is the TB drive connected to the network? Ethernet, wireless, direct via USB/Firewire, other?

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