Mac - Vista networking problem

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by skorned, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. skorned macrumors newbie

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    Ok i have a vista ultimate pc, connected by ethernet to a netgear router. The router also has wifi, via which my Macbook pro is connected. Both get proper internet access. both computers have sharing switched on, and i can access my mac shares from my pc. However, it isnt working the other way round. In finder, i click on connect to server, enter smb://192.168.1.3 ( my PC's ip), and click connect. However it gives me an error saying 'Could not connect to the server because the name or password is incorrect', when i havent even got the popup to enter my login credentials!! Can someone please help?? Additional details below:
    Vista connectivity settings:
    Network Discovery: On
    File Sharing: On
    Public Folder Sharing: on(read only)
    Printer Sharing: On
    Password Protected Sharing: Off
    Media Sharing: Off
    Workgroup: WORKGROUP

    I even tried switching password protected sharing on but to no avail. I installed bonjour for windows but it has been completely and utterly useless. Its so pathetic it doesnt even have any interface at all. Zero-config networking my ***...

    Mac settings:
    Firewall:
    Allow:
    Personal File Sharing
    Windows Sharing
    iChat Bonjour
    iTunes Bonjour
    iPhoto Bonjour

    Active Directory Settings:
    SMB/CIFS enabled, v1.3.1
    workgroup: WORKGROUP
    Bonjour enabled.
    Someone please please help as this is getting really irritating.

    LAN setup:
    Netgear Wifi Router, 192.168.1.2 ( i dunno why it isnt on 1, but it just isnt), connected to:
    My Isp's modem via ethernet cable,
    My Vista pc via ethernet cable at 192.168.1.3 (bcoz my pc doesnt have wifi)
    My macbook via wifi, at 192.168.1.4
     
  2. pwn247 macrumors 6502

    pwn247

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    West Virginia, USA
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    Try temporarily disabling the username/password on your Vista computer, and try it again. :apple:
     
  3. skorned thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I dont think that would work, as mac compulsorily needs authentication to log in. I remember reading that you must put a password on the vista pc to log in to it from a mac. just their way to make sure the samba protocol remains secure. because of that, i was forced to put a password on my comp although i'm the only one using it, and set up a program to auto-login.

    but anyways, no harm in trying it out.
     

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