iBook on a PC network

GeeYouEye

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I have an iBook 500 (Dual USB) with 10.2 installed, and my school has an all-PC network, attached to a T3, which is shared with another school. I can connect to the internet with it (and boy is a T3 fast, especially after 3:30) when plugged in (ethernet - they aren't wireless yet), but I can't see the actual network so I can't access my folder on the PC network. I thought that Jaguar was supposed to have native Windows file browsing capabilities. If I am wrong, or I'm not doing something right, please tell me.
 

edesignuk

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When in the Finder, select Go > Connect to Server, this should show all avalible workgroups/domains both Mac and PC, you can then simply either browse for you PC and relevent share or if you know the hostname of the machine that you want to connect to, and the name of the share, simply type in the address field smb://machinename/sharename
 
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edesignuk

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One other thing, it might also be an idea to put your mac in the same workgroup/domain as the rest of the machines at your school. Do this by...

Open up Directory Access - Application > Utilities
Unlock it, select SMB then Configure, it should have automatically detected the workgroups/domain avalible on your network, just select the relevent one.
 
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szark

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Originally posted by verbose101
One other thing, it might also be an idea to put your mac in the same workgroup/domain as the rest of the machines at your school. Do this by...

Open up Directory Access - Application > Utilities
Unlock it, select SMB then Configure, it should have automatically detected the workgroups/domain avalible on your network, just select the relevent one.
That's an interesting tip...I'll have to try that one. Coming from a UNIX environment, I just added the workgroup to the Samba configuration file.

I really should take some time to play with all of those utilities, just to see what they do.
 
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Taft

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Originally posted by verbose101
One other thing, it might also be an idea to put your mac in the same workgroup/domain as the rest of the machines at your school. Do this by...

Open up Directory Access - Application > Utilities
Unlock it, select SMB then Configure, it should have automatically detected the workgroups/domain avalible on your network, just select the relevent one.
Don't you need Network Administrator access to add a computer to a domain or workgroup??? I thought you did under Windows. Maybe not under Mac OS??

Taft
 
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GeeYouEye

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Hmm..

I'll try the directory access stuff. The reason for the post in the first place was that the server wasn't showing up under Connect to Server. And thanks for that tutorial from Apple, xrhajj. I think that may be what I need. As far as I can tell, the workgroups are at least part of the issue.
 
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Rajj

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Re: Hmm..

Originally posted by GeeYouEye
I'll try the directory access stuff. The reason for the post in the first place was that the server wasn't showing up under Connect to Server. And thanks for that tutorial from Apple, xrhajj. I think that may be what I need. As far as I can tell, the workgroups are at least part of the issue.
No problem!!;)
 
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buffsldr

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i am able to use my ibook at work on our network (all pcs except for my ibook)

from the finder, i just select "Go > connect to server"

good luck
 
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