networking 2 macs and a pc

Discussion in 'macOS' started by thingamajigidid, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. thingamajigidid macrumors member

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    i have connected 2 computers to a simple network.
    computer 1 is a pc, it has a shared folder, user acct has a password
    computer 2 is a mac, it has leopard, i heard of the firewall problem and decided to restrict all access to my computer.. i can't see any computers on my network.. and can't even access them typing in the ip.

    how do you fix that? so that i can see my network drive/folder?

    i then decided to take the firewall of the mac, and i added also the "file sharing" through preferences, and it works.....sometimes..
    but even then i can't see my files from the pc.

    any easy way to have access to both.. but using username and passwords?
     
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  3. djejrejk macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have file sharing turned on under system prefrences > sharing?

    Yeah, check the guide, tons of good info. You could also search google or apple.com/support for "networking mac windows" or "networking mac xp"
     
  4. thingamajigidid thread starter macrumors member

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    i didn't think you needed to have file sharing on the mac, since all i want to do is access files from a pc, on my mac.

    file sharing on a mac, is for sharing files on the mac, isn't it?

    but yeah.. thanks for the link above.... i got it to work through ip, but i am gonna have to redo that everytime my pc changes ip..so i am about to give it a manual ip.
     
  5. djejrejk macrumors 6502a

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    There is a windows sharing option as well
     

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