Windows PC not showing under "Shared" sidebar

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bartoszbr, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. bartoszbr macrumors newbie

    Jun 28, 2008
    I have the latest macbook and so does my sister. On her computer, under the shared sidebar, are shown all of the computers connected to our home network, such as my macbook, my dad's windows xp laptop, and my Vista pc. However, my macbook only displays my sister's macbook and no other devices.
    I've looked at all the settings on her macbook and compared them to mine - they are the same. Why is it then, that my mac doesn't see anything else? I've reinstalled the system, but that didn't help.
  2. Richdmoore macrumors 68000


    Jul 24, 2007
    Troutdale, OR
    I wish I could help, but I have sort of the same issue. My gateway pc will just sometimes appear and sometimes won't, no rhyme or reason. I'm not sure if it is the wireless part of the pc, the router, or some sort of mac/pc interface issue.

    The weird thing is that even when my mac can't find the pc, the pc will still print using bonjour for windows to share my mac's printer.:confused:
  3. Str8edgepunker macrumors 6502

    Nov 4, 2001
    Philadelphia, PA
    Check your firewall settings, maybe there's an issue there.

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