PC icon in shared

richard.mac

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i thought that in Leopard shared folders from a windows pc have a computer with a BSOD icon with the pc's name. i connect to shared folders on my family pc using smb://IP address/shared name in connect to server and i get a cinema display icon with its IP address? is there the way i should be doing this to get a the pc icon and the computer's name to show up? is there a way to connect to pcs without the connect to server window like the network folder in tiger?

also if i connect to two shared folders im connected as a guest. if i then click "connect as" the shared folders disconnect as disappear?
 

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notsofatjames

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If youve had to connect manually (command+k) then theres probably something wrong. Try turning off your firewall, or installing bonjour on the windows computer. Its available on the apple site.
 

richard.mac

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just installed bonjour on the pc, restarted it, on the mac i enabled SMB sharing and the PC is still not appearing. is it supposed to just appear and you dont even have to connect to it using connect to server (command-k). its also not appearing in the network folder either like it did in tiger.
 

moutian

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My problem is my macmini sometimes shows as a PC. It can be connected both by smb and afp. Sometimes it displays as a mac, but sometimes as a pc. When it shows the pc icon, it tries to connect it using smb. Is there any place I can set afp as the default method to connect it? I hate seeing the pc icon.
 

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