Simple network question

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

  1. madsn macrumors newbie

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    Sep 16, 2011
    #1
    Hello,

    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

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    Dec 31, 2009
    #2
    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.

    wayne
     

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