File Sharing

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ktalebian, Dec 8, 2008.

  1. ktalebian macrumors regular

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    Dec 25, 2007
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    Hi there,
    I know there are a dozen of sites and threads here, but I have spent the last hour looking, with no luck!!!
    I just recently secured my wireless connection. Before I had a Windows XP connected to a router, and my MBP is connected to that router. I had no security or anything, and I shared the files from Windows normally (by going to properties, then file sharing, and clicking the enable file sharing). From my Mac, I would automatically get the server here, and would click and connect to it.
    Now, from the router, I enabled a remote access. Then, from my Windows, I changed the local model of sharing to classics, from guests. Now, no matter what I do, I cannot connect to the server!!! I try the domain address, and nothing. I try connecting to the server and nothing!!
    Also, I never actually managed to connect the other way (from Windows to Mac). How do I also do that?! :p
    thanks!
     
  2. misterredman macrumors 6502a

    misterredman

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    Oct 3, 2007
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    What do you mean with I secured the my wireless connection? Activation encryption doesn't affect the file sharing: your old settings should be still good.

    Can you explain exactly what you did on the router?
     
  3. ktalebian thread starter macrumors regular

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    Dec 25, 2007
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    Hi, thanks for the reply.
    On the router, I had the option of enabling the remote access.
    It told me to enter a name, and once I did, it said you can now connect to your router from anywhere using the domain
    xxx.xxx.net
    When I try this from a Windows computer, I get the router page, where it asks for my password.
    Once I enter the password, I then get to see the computers currently connected to the router.
    I can then select a computer, enter the username and password and access the folders shared on it.
    All this is confirmed with a Windows computer.
    But I don't know why when I want to do that on my Mac I can't.
    The router says that a Mac running OS X 10.2 or higher is compatible!!

    Thanks
     

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