How to get a working network OSX - Vista?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by xper, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. xper macrumors 6502

    xper

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    Sweden - Halmstad
    #1
    Hi!

    I´ve switch to OS X over a year ago and ever since that i have had problem with my network connection to my Vista fileserver (no it is not Vistas fault).

    OSX finds my Vista computer occasionally, but almost ever when the Vista computer has been turned off over night and the OSX comp have been on over the night!

    I have tried smb://IP but that only works for 20min or so, then it drops the connection, when i retry i only get an error message that says that i should control the servername or IP and try again, and if that doesnt work i should contact a sysadmin, that error message is not very usefull!

    I have a Dir-655 Router if that has anything to do with this!


    Do i have to adjust some settings or something?


    Any ideas?
     
  2. fehhkk macrumors 6502a

    fehhkk

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    Chicago, IL
    #2
    Try to have your OSX machine in the same Workgroup as your Vista machine.

    Preferences -> Network -> <select your network port> -> Advanced -> WINS -> Workgroup
     
  3. xper thread starter macrumors 6502

    xper

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