What is the difference between these two things?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by macuser1232, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. macuser1232 macrumors 6502a

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    What is the difference between my computer's name and the netbios name?
     

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  2. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    Netbios is mainly relevant if you are connected to Windows server (E.g domain controller, AD) or use shared folder (MS-based).
    If you life in a Mircosoft-free environment you can ignore it.
     
  3. macuser1232 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    And the computer name shows up on the network? How do you view the people network?
     
  4. ChristianJapan macrumors 601

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    Before jumping in details pease give us more info about your setup. What computer you have; are they connected ? What OS is running. That will help to answer more precise.
     
  5. macuser1232, Sep 1, 2012
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    Well I have an early 2011 Macbook Pro 13-inch i5 8gb of ram. I'm using OS X Mountain Lion. I'm using a verizon router for my internet. I mean I posted this in the Mountain Lion section so I think it's self explanatory.
     
  6. Icy1007 macrumors 6502a

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    He is talking about your network setup... ;)
     
  7. andyriot macrumors member

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    The NETBIOS name is what Windows machines will see your computer as.
     

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