Setting up a NetWork for Vista and OSX wow its tough

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by JSmoove05, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. JSmoove05 macrumors 6502

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    I have been trying for 2 days now to set up a network btween by Vista Main PC and my Mac Book Pro i just purchashed. I can get on the internet fine from MBP but as far as file sharing and print sharing goes this is the toughest thing I ever seen. I have been reading some sites and everything and I still cant seem to figure it out. Anyone know an easy solution to file/print sharing using Vista and Mac OSX thanks.
     
  2. samh004 macrumors 68020

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    Print sharing can be done through Bonjour, if you have installed it on the Vista machine, it should work fine. Seamlessly.
     
  3. JSmoove05 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I just tryed that no luck. Iam trying to print from MBP using a printer connected to my main PC which is VISTA. I have all the print sharing things on.
     
  4. samh004 macrumors 68020

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    Not tried it that way round before sorry, but it "should" work. There might be a guide somewhere out there explaining what you need to do.
     
  5. divedeepfl305 macrumors newbie

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    Do you have firewall on the vista machine?

    Do you have a firewall on the vista machine? If you do make sure the ports are open for what you need done.

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  6. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Tell me about it... I tried to do that with Vista recently too (just file sharing, not printer sharing) and it was a nightmare. Nowhere near as easy as XP (and that's saying something). I was never able to get it working that way I wanted. I only managed read/write access to a Shared directory connecting from my PowerBook. I couldn't get Vista to see my Mac, period.
     
  7. hopejr macrumors 6502

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    Vista is using a different encryption method on SMB than XP, and one that Samba doesn't understand.
     

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