Help getting Mac onto my LAN

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by vaughn2008, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. vaughn2008 macrumors newbie

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    I am trying to get my Mac visible on my local area network which has several windows PCs and a WD mybook 1TB Drive so I can back up the Mac Hard Drive on the mybook. I can;t get the Mac to be visible on my network.

    Thanks
    Vaughn2008
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    Did you go to System Preferences and "Sharing"? Check out those settings, see if you're sharing anything as of yet .
     
  3. thomahawk macrumors 6502a

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    are you connected via wifi or ethernet?

    depending on the type of connection is how you must setup the mac and the router to be viewable and access your drive
     
  4. vaughn2008 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Jessica and Tomahawk - Thanks for your replies... I did set all my files for sharing. The Mac is connected to the router via ethernet cable
     
  5. vaughn2008 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    still can not get my Mac visible on my LAN

    I am stumped....... I have my Mac connected to my LAN via ethernet cable and I can get on the Internet with the Mac via the LAN, but I can not see the Mac on the LAN from the windows PCs on the LAN (even though file sharing has been set) and I can not back up the Mac on the Western Digital My Book World Edition WDG1NC10000N 1TB Home Network Storage drive that I have added to the LAN.

    Does anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks

    Vaughn2008
     

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