[Pro] Any Networking savvy folks out there?

I don’t know much about networking, but Im trying to connect my old imac g4 (no airport card) to a Dell laptop that is wireless but connecting through ethernet cables for quick and easy file sharing. I have file sharing set up for both computers, the laptop can now see my computer, and pops a user name password box to connect. However it says wrong user/pass when typed in. I Used the only account name and only password I have on my computer. Is there something else I am missing?
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I’ve never tried this between a PC and a Mac. Of course, it’s desperately easy between a Mac and a Mac.

Open your Mac’s Sharing control panel, and check to see if you have SMB sharing enabled (it’s hidden in the Options sub-menu).

Walter


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To connect the Mac to the Windows machine, do as Walter said (enable
Samba), then to connect to the shared folders on the Windows machine
go to the Finder, press command-k and in the dialog that appears type:

smb://192.168.0.2

(replacing the IP with the address of the Windows machine). You should
then see a list of your shared folders on it that you can then mount.

Apparently you should be able to connect the other way round like so:

Click “Start > Run” and enter “\192.168.1.2edesignuk”, replacing the
IP address with the IP address of your Mac, and “edesignuk” with the
short user name of your account in OS X. When asked to authenticate
enter your Mac accounts short user name and password. All being well
you should now be able to see you entire home folder on your OS X
system. You can also map this share like you would any other Windows
network share so that it is accessible from a drive letter.

I tried this but couldn’t get it to work, perhaps I didn’t configure
something correctly though.

Hope it helps.

Joe

On 3 Jun 2009, at 01:07, waltd wrote:

I’ve never tried this between a PC and a Mac. Of course, it’s
desperately easy between a Mac and a Mac.

Open your Mac’s Sharing control panel, and check to see if you have
SMB sharing enabled (it’s hidden in the Options sub-menu).

Walter


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Hey thanks everyone I got it working from both sides!
The Samba tip was definitely something missing, however the problem was deeper. Vista doesn’t easily connect with Macs as XP did. You have to change some configurations in Vista’s regedit. Anyhow, If anyone needs to do this in the future this was the best explanation I got after a few hours of web surfing.

http://www.geeksrus.com/2007/03/17/connecting-to-mac-file-sharing-via-vista/


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