new to mac - not sure how to view network

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by macuser4321, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. macuser4321 macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2008
    hi, i'm at college and just got a mac - but I don't know how to view other computers on the school network. my roommate who has vista can see everyone who is on the network, but i don't know where to go to on my mac to see that. if you could help me that would be great.
  2. Cave Man macrumors 604

    Cave Man

    Feb 12, 2007
    Neander Valley, Germany; just outside Duesseldorf
    Provided you're on the network already (ethernet or wifi), just open a Finder window and look under SHARED on the left pane. All computers on your subnet should show up there, provided they have sharing turned on on their computers.
  3. Dudeman486 macrumors member

    Aug 18, 2008
    if you still can't see anything under shared, go to system preferences--> security --> firewall, and allow all incoming connections.

    i know firewalls are wonderful, but sometimes they keep you from viewing certain computers on a shared network. i'm not saying to permanently allow everything, just do it long enough to see if that's the problem, provided there is one.

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