Problems networking my new macbook to my Vista64 desktop

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by kujo111, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. kujo111 macrumors newbie

    Sep 3, 2008
    i'm trying to get filesharing to work so that i can share files between my new macbook and my vista 64 pc desktop. ive made sure i have the settings in my macbook and pc right to have file sharing on. but i cant get the two machines to play together.

    maybe it's because of this?

    i have my desktop pc connected to my wireless router using an ethernet cable. and connecting to the internet on my macbook using wireless. could this be a problem for filesharing?

    or maybe bc im using a crappy router. its a Linksys WRT150N. ive read reviews online that this router kind of sucks.

    can someone point me in the right direction or let me know if i am missing something obvious? maybe networking the two computers are more complicated than i thought it would be so i should spend more time playing with the settings? thanks for your help.
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
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    In what way do you connect one computer to the other?

    Mac OS X > Vista or Vista > Mac OS X?

    Do you use the proper protocol (SMB, ....)?

    Can you ping each other? (to see if they can see each other, regardless of protocol)

    Mac OS X > Terminal (Utilities) > ping (IP address of the Vista computer)

    Vista > Prompt (if it still exist, or the successor) > ping (IP Address of the MacBook)

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