Shared Side Bar Help!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by benlee, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. benlee macrumors 65816


    Mar 4, 2007
    I have a MBP and a MB both running leopard. I also have a windows PC that I tried to set up on a network with the Macs but did quite get it working yet. Anyways, On my MBP in the sidebar only the MB shows up for shared computers. However, On the MB sidebar both the MBP shows up and also a mac address of what the computer says is a pc server. However, my pc is not even on. Does anyone know what this may be. The only thing I can think of is that it is my MBP showing up twice but why does it say it is a pc? Any way I can find out what is going on?


    So after doing some searching under my network settings (on the MBP) I have fund under my Airport preferences under the WINS tab a NetBIOS name with the MAC address and it says it is being used. What is this?
  2. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Looks like on the MBP you have SMB sharing turned on (so windoze boxes can see/share with you) So, I'm guessing the MB sees the MBP through both interfaces and reports both.
  3. JoeCoppens macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2008
    I may have figured this out

    I had a similar problem with my Mac Mini showing up as a Mac and a PC on my Macbook Pro. I turned off file sharing, but it still showed up twice. I solved it by turning off printer sharing. I'll probably just live with it though, since I want to be able to print from my laptop wirelessly. Hope it helped you out, I know you posted this a while ago.

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