|07-27-2003, 11:10 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2003
Can't connect to Windows XP
I'm using OS 10.2.6 and I want to upload a video to my girlfriend's shared folder on Win XP. However, I can't seem to get her computer to show up in the connect to server window. Please tell me the steps to take.
|08-02-2003, 01:37 PM||#2|
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: London, England
Hi Mike. I've just this second registered so excuse me if I'm a bit slow with the ground rules. Did you ever get a reply to this question? I've just recently networked a Win 2K Toshiba laptop and a G3 running 10.2.6. It's a bit sticky and we've only got ourselves to blame I suppose but I have had some success (getting the Mac to read the pc but not vice versa that is). If I can help, don't be afraid to ask. Eamonn
|08-02-2003, 02:59 PM||#3|
Join Date: Apr 2002
This might help/work:
Connect the two computers via an Ethernet **crossover** cable.
On the Mac:
Load System Preferences.
In the "Location" dropdown, select "New Location" and set IP Address: 192.168.0.2, Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Click "Apply Now".
Back in System Preferences, click "Sharing".
Tick "Windows File Sharing" and wait until it says, "Windows File Sharing On".
On the PC:
Control Panel > Network Connections.
Right-click "Local Area Connection" and choose "Properties".
Select "Internet Protocol TCP/IP" from the list and click "Properties".
IP Address: 192.168.0.1
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0
Right-click a folder/drive in Windows Explorer and click "Sharing and Security". Share the folder/drive as whatever name you want.
Once the above steps are done...
On the Mac:
Click on the Finder and go to the "Go" menu.
Click "Connect to Server..." (Apple+K).
Select the name of your PC from left-hand list. You may have to go into the "WORKGROUP" item first.
In the "SMB/CIFS Authentication" window, use the following details:
Your workgroup name, e.g. WORKGROUP
Username of the Windows user
Password of Windows user
Tick "Add to Keychain" to store the logon details in your Keychain.
In the "SMB Mount" window, choose the folder you shared earlier and click "OK".
An item named <whatever you shared above> appears on your desktop. It is a normal Finder window, so treat it as such.
To copy files, just drag them into the Finder window, or onto the icon.
BEFORE YOU SWITCH OFF WINDOWS FILE SHARING OR UNPLUG THE CABLE... You MUST eject the PC disk icon from your Mac desktop, or you will be waiting a little while for the Finder to figure out the connection has been lost.
I've just typed this from memory, so apologies if anything is wrong or a step is out of place.
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