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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 12:05 pm    Post subject: New Mac on Network Reply with quote

I have 3 computers:

1 vista : desktop connected to the router
1 xp : laptop wireless
1 osx 10 : mac mini wireless

My vista and xp machine work just fine with each other but I cant for the life of me figure out my mac. I have the mac set up for file sharing and it wont show the shard folders.

Where can I change my workgroup name on my mac? or is there a better way to go about this?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Under system preferences go to sharing. Have you enabled file sharing by checking the box?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After enabling file sharing you'll need to go into the options section and check the smb setting.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've done all that and still nothing. What next?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

m1a2x3x7 wrote:
I've done all that and still nothing. What next?


Leopard:

System Preferences > Network > Select Airport or Ethernet > Advanced > WINS > Workgroup.

Tiger:

Applications > Utilities > Directory Access

Unlock the lock, double click SMB/CIS on the list, and enter you new workgroup.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok i got the workgroup set it and it shows up on a pc but asks for a user name and password. I never set a user name and password and it wont let me hit cancel or anything.

also the pc's shared folders dont show up on the mac.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

put in your username and password, the username and password you use when you boot that windows pc. You can tell it to save the password to the keychain. Then you should be able to see the windows share from your mini.

When I do it i go to finder and then network. You wait a moment and then it will show you the windows machines. When you click on one of them it will ask you for the username/password and if you get that right, there will be a dropdown of the shares on the pc. That''s the way mine works on Tiger.

I shared a folder on the mini once so I'm no expert at it. I backup my mac stuff to a windows server here at home so I really have no reason to share out a folder on the mac.
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