Setup to Share files with windows xp and Lion?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Colors6, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. Colors6 macrumors member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2011
    #1
    Hi,

    Note - I am not sure if this forum is the right place for this thread. The mods can move it to an appropriate forum if they want.

    --

    I have 2 computers on my home wifi network. One is running Windows XP and the other is running OSX.

    Right now Windows XP can access the public folder of OSX via SMB.

    I am going to upgrade to the new version of OSX - Lion.

    Lion OS does not have SMB. Due to that Windows XP will not be able to access the public folder of Lion OS.

    I am looking for an alternate location on my local network where I can put the files that I want to WIRELESSLY share with Windows XP.

    Can anyone suggest a cheap solution? Storage of not more than 2 GB would be enough.
     
  2. steve knight macrumors 68020

    steve knight

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009
    #2
    dropbox would work and if you keep it under 2 gigs it is free.
     
  3. Colors6 thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2011
    #3
    I want a local network solution. I will be sharing 2 gb worth of data every day. I want that to happen in minutes. That won't happen on my low Internet bandwidth.

    Putting it on the Internet is not practical/fast for me because of low bandwidth and data capping.
     
  4. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

    Orlandoech

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2011
    Location:
    Salt Lake City, UT
    #4
    Why people still run XP is beyond me... so archaic its unreal. A router with a USB port would allow any system to access it.

    I have a Netgear WNDR3700 with an attached 1TB drive to it, paritions NTFS (since the router only sees NTFS, FAT or FAT32 paritions), then I just installed NTFS for MAC. This router costs roughly $130, this may be the cheapest solution.

    Cheaper than a TC or a NAS.
     
  5. Colors6 thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2011
    #5
    Because of net books. They have cheap hardware which run well with XP.
     
  6. SPBMacintosh macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2011
    #6
    My imac and windows laptop connect automatically through our o2 wireless box, took zero setting up. Both computers recognised eachother when both were turned on and connected to the same network [​IMG]
     
  7. Colors6 thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2011

Share This Page