Simple network question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by madsn, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. madsn macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2011

    I'm new to having both Macs and PC's on my home network, but I have one quick question.

    When wanting to connect to a computer from a Windows based PC, you can open a browser and type in \\<name of computer> and you are able to connect. Is there a similar way to do on a Mac?

    I'm asking the question because I have a program I'm using WebUI in and I don't want to set a static IP on my Windows PC, so I would love if I could just type in <name of pc><port>.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. waynep macrumors 6502

    Dec 31, 2009
    Start the Finder. Click "Go" . . "Connect to Server".

    I use smb://system-name/share-name

    to connect to a shared folder on my Win 7 PC from my Macbook Pro.


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