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Old 07-25-2007, 06:12 AM   #1
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Default Connecting MAC laptop to a desktop PC in a network

Hi,

My friend just bought a MAC laptop and would like to connect it to his desktop PC running on XP via LAN. Is that possible and how to pull it out?

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Old 07-25-2007, 07:48 AM   #2
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Default Re: Connecting MAC laptop to a desktop PC in a network

Yeah it's very simple, been a while since I used a mac though.

Somewhere in the finder menu at the top their is a "connect to server" button at the top. Hit this button, and under server type smb://yourfriendsdesktop

You can now connect to your friends desktop You may need a username and password to connect, and also his XP firewall should be turned off.
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Thanks. I'll give it a try and let you know how it goes
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Old 07-27-2007, 09:11 AM   #4
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I've tried typing smb://janevski in the connect to server menu (where janevski is the name of hic PC) and I got a message that a connection couldn't be established. Previously I've turned the XP'S firewall off. What I am wondering is what does smb stand for? Should I type in MAC's name here? Is there something else that I need to do? Thanks
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Try typing "smb://hisipaddress". SMB stand's for Samba, as in the way windows share's files... I think
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