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Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:06 am

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Sorry if my text formatting and stuff doesn't make sense I'm dyslexic but hopefully you guys can read this.

Ok so I've got a macbook pro with snow leopard on it (OS X.6.4) and a Desktop with windows 7 on it.

I'm trying to network the two together so I can access the files from either computer from either computer.

So far I've managed to get a far as Mounting what ever I share on my Desktop on my mac with read and write access, sometimes I can see my Macbook on my Desktop but when i click to look in there it won't let me from the network Tab from the side of the explorer window.
I started from searching forums for where I'm up to so far and managed to get my macbook to connect to the desktop as as guess user, and then I tried to take it one step further and added a password to the situation by creating a user on my Desktop called "Macbook" and gave it a password and with a little bit of fiddling I changed the settings in the homegroup to

Home or Work(Current profile)
-Turn on network Discover
-Turn on file and printer sharing
-Turn on Sharing so anyone with network access can read and write files in the Public folders
-Use 128-bit encryption to help protect file sharing connections
-Turn on password protected Sharing
-Use user accounts and passwords to connect to other other computers

So from these settings I've managed to get my Macbook to connect by going Command+K and typing "smb://" I just can't get my windows computer to work and see my Macbook and connect to it.
I've tried these Ip adress it tells me in the sharing settings like "afp://" ""
So I decided to try cmd and ping those ips since i always remembered my internet provider telling me to do that on the odd occasion when i had a problem and came to the conclusion windows doesn't seem to like afp or ftp or smb in front of the ip adress, other than that when I try the ip adress i get no response until i turned off stealth mode in security settings on my firewall.

So ummm where do i go now to get windows 7 to recognize my Mac? I can save a file in my documents on Windows and view is straight away on my mac through the mounted drive/ folder, I can even write to that drive/ folder, but I can't seem to get windows to recognize my Mac. Any suggestions?

Windows 7 Desktop is Ultimate
Computer name: Matthew-PC
Full computer name: Matthew-PC
Workgroup: WORKGROUP

Info from ipconfig (Cmd)

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Windows IP Configuration

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 3:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : 001
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::78f5:5743:d696:71b7%22
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :

Tunnel adapter isatap.001:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : 001

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e76:2085:2dd1:24a6:a388
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::2085:2dd1:24a6:a388%13
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::

Tunnel adapter isatap.{A2F2E9F9-B15C-403B-8FBD-11696DB63635}:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :


On my Macbook the settings are


Workgroup: WORKGROUP
WINS Servers:

Firewall on, but none of the boxs are ticked atm (I prefer to keep stealth mode on and to block all incoming connections personally)

Sharing (File sharing ticked thats it)
Users for file sharing
MATTHEW-PC (Read & Write)
Matthew (Read & Write)
Staff (Custom)
Everyone (Custom)

Within file sharing options all the boxs are ticked
"Share files and folders using AFP"
"Share files and folders using FTO"
"SHare files and folders using SMB (Windows)"

Below this the accounts Matthew and MATTHEW-PC are ticked

Matthew (Admin)
Other Accounts (Dimed)
MATTHEW-PC (Sharing Only)

Info from system profiler


Type: AirPort
Hardware: AirPort
BSD Device Name: en1
IPv4 Addresses:
Configuration Method: DHCP
Interface Name: en1
Network Signature: IPv4.Router=;IPv4.RouterHardwareAddress=00:1c:df:e3:bc:27
Subnet Masks:
Configuration Method: Automatic
Domain Name: 001
Server Addresses:
DHCP Server Responses:
Domain Name: 001
Domain Name Servers:
Lease Duration (seconds): 0
DHCP Message Type: 0x05
Server Identifier:
Subnet Mask:
MAC Address: 00:26:08:e7:65:89
Media Options:
Media Subtype: Auto Select
Exceptions List: *.local, 169.254/16
FTP Passive Mode: Yes
Service Order: 5

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Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:25 am

Joined: Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:05 am
Posts: 2

Boo yeah I figured it out at last,

By right clicking on my computer and clicking map network drive
I typed the Ip adress for my mac \\\ Followed by the folder name i was trying to share and it worked!

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