Network Question - Win7 and OSX

Discussion in 'macOS' started by A4orce84, May 5, 2012.

  1. A4orce84 macrumors 6502

    Apr 17, 2012
    Hello Everyone,

    I had a quick question regarding network and sharing media between my machines. Hopefully this is the right forum to post this question.

    Currently I have a windows 7 desktop (and Ubuntu!) and a new to me Macbook Pro that I recently purchased. Both are running under wireless connections (neither machine is cabled in) to connect to my home network.

    I want to be able to do the following 2 things easily and smoothly:
    A. Share all the content from my desktop computer (movies, music, etc.)
    B. Be able to remote desktop from my mac (already have MS Remote Desktop
    Connection downloaded) into my Windows 7 desktop every so often.

    I wasn't sure what the easiest way to achieve this was, so thought I'd reach out to the community. If there is any additional information I can provide to help you, please let me know!


  2. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    If you want output to a HDMI TV / Audio system, I'd put an ATV3 in the middle.. You didn't post your network / router setup so It's a suggestion but works well with most Win/Mac combinations.
  3. A4orce84 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 17, 2012
    I do not want to output to an HDMI TV at this point. My network setup is the following:

    1. Desktop computer (on wireless)
    2. Macbook Pro Laptop (on wireless)
    3. Belkin Wireless-N Router with cable internet hooked up to it.

    That's all I got! =)


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