Server connect question

cleo

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Jan 21, 2002
1,186
0
Tampa Bay Area, FL, USA
When I connect to one of the Windows machines in the house from OS X, I just have to use the computer name and folder (smb://livingroom/public/). It there way to do this for the other OS X machines instead of typing in the IP addresses (which change occasionally)? I'd like to be able to bookmark the hard drive of my iBook without having to make sure the IP is correct.
 

cleo

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Jan 21, 2002
1,186
0
Tampa Bay Area, FL, USA
sweet

do you know the syntax? i'm guessing something along the lines of afp://ibook/ should work? i'll mess around with it when i get home - thanks for the tip!
 

Rower_CPU

Moderator emeritus
Oct 5, 2001
11,219
0
San Diego, CA
Yup...afp://computername should work for you.

Make sure you've turned on AppleTalk in the Network tab of System Prefs first...
 

Backtothemac

macrumors 601
Jan 3, 2002
4,206
0
San Destin Florida
Nope, syntax is wrong.

Ex:

it is
smb://workgroup;server/share

You would change workgroup to the name of your workgroup, and server to the name of your server. Share would be the folder that you are wanting to connect to.

To do, go to go, connect to server, and choose the above.
Hope that helps.
 

Rower_CPU

Moderator emeritus
Oct 5, 2001
11,219
0
San Diego, CA
Originally posted by Backtothemac
Nope, syntax is wrong.

Ex:

it is
smb://workgroup;server/share

You would change workgroup to the name of your workgroup, and server to the name of your server. Share would be the folder that you are wanting to connect to.

To do, go to go, connect to server, and choose the above.
Hope that helps.
smb://computername/sharename works for me...so there! :p
 

Backtothemac

macrumors 601
Jan 3, 2002
4,206
0
San Destin Florida
Originally posted by cleo
afp://computername/ doesn't work for me, appletalk on both machines turned on... any other thoughts?
Cleo.

do
smb://workgroupname;servername/foldername

Rower. Don't know what your doing that I am. Are you doing smb or afp?
 

Rower_CPU

Moderator emeritus
Oct 5, 2001
11,219
0
San Diego, CA
Originally posted by cleo
afp://computername/ doesn't work for me, appletalk on both machines turned on... any other thoughts?
Browse your Appletalk network to see the computers...you are on a local network, right?

B2TM- I'm using smb...I just type smb://pc/SharedDocs to log into my PC.
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.