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

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    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

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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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