how to access my windows laptop's hd through wireless network?

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  1. volcom883 macrumors regular

    volcom883

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    hi,
    i do not want the windows laptop to gain access to my mac but i wanna access and transfer files from the windows laptop to my mac.
    im basically using my xp laptop as a downloading device.

    is it something easy to set up?

    what will the speed be like?

    by the way i also have a firewire cable. i did connect the firewire cable to my xp laptop but the mac cant see it. something on xp came up saying it should install a software but couldnt find it when looking up on the net..
    i would prefer wireless connection but if firewire is easier and much faster then yeah firewire is ok.
    or, do i need an ethernet cable to connect them?

    thanks
     
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  3. volcom883 thread starter macrumors regular

    volcom883

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    hi thanks for your reply however i'd prefer the wifi connection. plus on the guide it says:
    Make a new network location in System Prefs (Network Port Configurations -> New, FireWire). I called mine "Direct Connection (FireWire)."
    on leopard i dont see those options

    anybody knows how i can access my windows hd through macs wifi?
     
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    http://guides.macrumors.com/Networking_Windows_with_Mac_OS_X

    Normally you have to share the Windows folder(s) you want to access, and have both computers on the same wifi network.
    Then in Finder > Go > Connect to server (Cmd + K) > smb://192.168.xxx.xxx, where the 192.168.xxx.xxx stands for the Windows PC's IP.
    To find out the Windows IP, if you have set it to dynamic, just press Windows key + R > type in "cmd", without the " ", then type "ipconfig /all".

    Or ....
     

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