Networking with Windows 7?

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  1. Doc69 macrumors 6502

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    I have a new PC running Windows 7 RC, but I can't get it to find the shared folders on my Macs, nor can my Macs see the shared folders on the PC. Any ideas how to get at least one way working (preferably so that the Macs can see the PC).

    I'm running 10.5.7, and if I "Connect to Server" and dial in smb:// and the PCs IP address, I get a login window, but it won't let me log in. I have no password on the PC.

    Also, I followed the advice in another post here, http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=635271), but it didn't make any difference.

    Thanks.
     
  2. 1ne macrumors regular

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    I have tried both ways with and without password. Without password you just hit enter. Have you turn on file sharing in 7?

    Search 'Network and Sharing Center" Then click on 'Change advance sharing settings'

    Look for 'File and printer sharing' under your Home or work profile.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Have you enabled SMB/CIFS networking on your Mac?
     
  4. 1ne macrumors regular

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    My works. I have no problem. :) Doc69 is has the problem.

    Not to hijack this thread but isn't SMB/CIFS on by default? Where is this setting.
     
  5. Peace macrumors Core

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    You've got to make sure the "homegroup" is set up for sharing. Pics,docs and other media.

    At least that's the way it is between two Windows 7 PC's.
     
  6. 1ne macrumors regular

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    That's right homegroup = two 7's PC. Doc69 just want Mac to 7
     
  7. Peace macrumors Core

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    I realize that. My point was . On the windows side the best way to get sharing going for cross platform support would be to configure homegroup on the PC.

    That's windows new way to refer to network sharing.
     
  8. 1ne macrumors regular

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    Not sure if I like the homegroup on 7. It will be interesting to see how everything works once 7 has release.
     
  9. Doc69 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks guys for your replies. After turning off "password protected sharing", under"Advanced Sharing settings", I could log on from my Mac with "Connect to server" and smb://. Still haven't managed to get the Mac to show up on the PC though.

    How do you enable SMB/CIFS networking on a Mac?

    Thanks
     

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