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Topic # 31579 23-Mar-2009 10:12
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Hi guys,

Our new homestay student has got a macbook running leopard OSX and he is having trouble seeing our shared files over the network.

Using all facets of the internet is no problems, but for some reason he cant see my shares movies etc etc.  I tried the "finder" thingy but it doesnt want to see my pc

Any hints or tips to help?

The other issue is that he is Brazilian and leopard is in portugese lol.

Thanks in advance. 




 


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  Reply # 202738 23-Mar-2009 11:03
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hmmm.

He has been authorised in my network by his mac address.  This is not a problem for my windows vista laptop, nor my other windows xp desktop.

I dont see why it should be a problem specific to this machine other than the fact that im a leopard OSX noob lol




 


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  Reply # 202739 23-Mar-2009 11:06
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The MAC address thing is probably to get him access to the wireless, correct?

I am talking about your own PC - it is problably running a firewall software and it's blocking connections from other machines. Check your firewall. Try turning the firewall off and see if he can connect.




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  Reply # 202741 23-Mar-2009 11:11
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Sharing enabled on Leopard?  I think you need this enabled not only to allow sharing of the MacBook but also to view visable network shares



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  Reply # 202749 23-Mar-2009 11:30
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No, as mentioned other machines can access my drives...just this one cant.

how do i turn on sharing in Leopard?  I think this could be the solution.  Im not overly worried about it, but it would give the homestay access to a huge library of movies and tv shows to keep him entertained.




 


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  Reply # 202751 23-Mar-2009 11:33
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I don't think you need sharing on Leopard on to access other people's drives.

Have you at least tried my suggest to disable the firewall and see if he can access?

I have two Mac machines here and have no problems accessing file shares in my network... On Finder hit Apple-K (or Go | Connect to Server) and enter smb://[ip address]/[share] and if you need a password it will ask for it.









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  Reply # 202770 23-Mar-2009 12:26
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Ill give it a go later on Mauricio.  I assume this is similar to doing the \\pcname in my computer on xp?

Thanks for your input.





 


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  Reply # 202776 23-Mar-2009 12:50
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rossmnz:

Ill give it a go later on Mauricio.  I assume this is similar to doing the \\pcname in my computer on xp?

Thanks for your input.



Yep it's essentially the same as putting UNC paths in Windows, except Mac users SMB instead.  The thing is you should at least be seeing the sever in the side panel of Finder.  Using the SMB path may just kick things into line but i would have thought things would show up regardless.  There really isn't much to networking between Mac and Windows these days. 

Perhaps at worst you could install Bonjour for Windows on the PC and see if that helps after you've tried everything else.

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  Reply # 202833 23-Mar-2009 16:35
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We had similar problem. Make sure Windows Sharing is checked under the Sharing Control Panel. Freitasm could be right in the fact that the Windows Sharing is just for other people to view the Mac's public folder not the other way around.


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  Reply # 203627 26-Mar-2009 22:01
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Ross,

If you're still having problems,  I use a Macbook running OSX Leopard (in English),  so I could talk you through it to solve the Portguese language issues.  Just send me a private message with your contact details.

I do recall I had problems initially getting my Mac to see the Windows share, although I had no issues connecting the Mac to my linux box.

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  Reply # 203636 26-Mar-2009 23:02
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Install Bonjour on Windows systems as that will take the hard life out of trying to share resources to Mac. Many if not all Apple products support Bonjour and it is easier to share things that way.




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