Windows 10 to OS X Pinging Problems....

JoelBC

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I have a curious / interesting problem which can best be described as follows:

1. I have a Widows laptop that is running the latest version of Windows 10. I have a MBA that is running the latest version OS X (i.e. 10.11.4). The Windows laptop and the MBA are connected on the same home network.

2. The MBA is able to successfully ping the Windows laptop. The MBA is also able to connect to a Windows share drive.

3. The Windows laptop is NOT able to ping the MBA (i.e. the pings timeout).

I would appreciate any insights / suggestions to solve this problem.

Thanks,

Joel
 

JoelBC

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Update....

I have solved the above noted pinging problem but now have a new problem...

I can now get both computers to ping one another...I can now get both computers to "display / show" the other computer in the "network" section of Finder and Windows Explorer, a big improvement!

I cannot however get the Windows laptop to connect to the MBA share drive...the issue / problem I am running into is the credential authorization is failing...when I enter username as the "computer name\username" for my account and password as the "password" for my account the authorization fails with the Windows 10 window displaying "Error code: 0x80070035, The network path was not found".

I would appreciate any and all ideas / input people have.

TIA
 
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JoelBC

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@satcomer, I appreciate the response but it does help as my issue is with respect to going the other way (i.e. OS X accessing a Windows 10 share drive works perfectly BUT Windows 10 accessing an OS X share drive fails)...thx!
 

satcomer

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@satcomer, I appreciate the response but it does help as my issue is with respect to going the other way (i.e. OS X accessing a Windows 10 share drive works perfectly BUT Windows 10 accessing an OS X share drive fails)...thx!
Well according to the article OS X Sharing files between Windows and Mac it should be easy to share files in OS X.

Can you show me?

A list of available shared folders on the PC should appear. Select the one(s) you require access to, click OK and these folders should appear on your Mac desktop.

Sharing your Mac with a Windows machine is relatively easy, but does reduce your Mac system's overall security.

  • Go to System Preferences>Users & Groups. Click + to create a new user.
  • In the New Account menu, choose Sharing Only and create a username and password. Click OK.
  • Open System Preferences>Sharing and make sure the File Sharingbutton is ticked.
  • With File Sharing selected, tap the Option button to select 'Windows File Sharing' and check the account you've created for this purpose. Click OK to configure access and hit done.
 

JoelBC

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Well according to the article OS X Sharing files between Windows and Mac it should be easy to share files in OS X.
Correct and I agree it should be as I was able to get this to work with my old / previous Windows 7 laptop...the problem is that when I try to connect from Windows 10 to an OS X share drive I get Windows 10 error 0x8007035 when I enter the OS X credentials on my Windows 10 laptop...this is a fairly well documented problem -- just google it -- YET none of the "popular workarounds" are working for me which is why I was hoping someone here woudl have a solution.

I know have one of the MIS staff who is an "Apple Devotee" looking into it as well.

Thx!
 

satcomer

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Correct and I agree it should be as I was able to get this to work with my old / previous Windows 7 laptop...the problem is that when I try to connect from Windows 10 to an OS X share drive I get Windows 10 error 0x8007035 when I enter the OS X credentials on my Windows 10 laptop...this is a fairly well documented problem -- just google it -- YET none of the "popular workarounds" are working for me which is why I was hoping someone here woudl have a solution.

I know have one of the MIS staff who is an "Apple Devotee" looking into it as well.

Thx!
It might be a firewall issue on the laptop.
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It might be a firewall issue on the laptop.
Also I found a slightly older article but it has some interesting Windows 10 hints to connect to OS X shares called How to share Windows 10 with Mac OS X. It might help!