network probs: can't connect from pc to macbook

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Deity, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. Deity macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    I just bought a new Macbook, and I am new to using macs myself. We have a PC and have a wireless router that we just installed today after many hours of stuffing around! Almost everything is good, I followed the instructions on this thread:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=54704


    now, my problem is that although I can connect to the shared files on the PC from the mac, I cannot connect to the mac from the PC. I've set everything up correctly and even under System preferences > Sharing > Windows Sharing is ticked, my accounts are ticked and it says just above the "enabled accounts:" button "Windows users can acess your computer at \\192.168.0.3\xxxx

    so when I go to Start>Run and then enter that network path, it says
    "network path cannot be found"
    I followed all the instructions plus I can still connect from mac to PC.

    Please help!!!!!!!!!


    ~Justine, W. Australia
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    What happens if you just try connecting to \\192.168.0.3\? Is the Mac running a firewall?
     
  3. Deity thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just tried that path then, and the same message comes up.

    I didnt install a firewall, does a new mac come with one?? I'm not sure how to check if it is turned on or not, or whether I have one. How do I do this?

    Thanks =)
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    By the way, the address shouldn't have the question mark at the end. :eek:

    As for the firewall, this setting is in the Sharing pane of System Preferences.
     

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