XP OSX - Computer to Computer Wireless Networking

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by robotica, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. robotica macrumors 6502a

    robotica

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    Edinburgh
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    Hello!

    i am trying to set up a computer to computer wireless network.

    I have managed to configure my XP PC for computer to computer wireless networking. Its shows up on my mac as a device in network connections.

    I have managed to set-up WEP security and setup a passphrase and both machines are connected to each other.

    I have manually set up different ips on each computer (192.168.1.2 and 192.168.1.4 on the other)

    they are both also on the same subnet mask 255.255.255.0
    and i have also set them up to use the same DNS

    now no matter what i do i cant get my mac connection to my PC's shared drives!

    I have trying using "connect to server" then putting SMB://192.168.1.2 which when these two machines were connected via a router would connect it to a list of network shares on my XP machine and would let me select which one i wanted to open. Now it does nothing.. says cannot connect to server.

    I have disabled the windows firewall on the wireless network adapter but still not joy :( boo

    if any of you have any helpful info or useful incite into this problem please feel free to lend assistance :)
     
  2. msheldrick macrumors regular

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    i can only get my pc's to show up on my mac if the workgroup name on the pc is "Workgroup"
     
  3. speakerwizard macrumors 68000

    speakerwizard

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