my situation is a little different to yours ... I want with my PC1 to be able to access data on different devices (PC2 and iPad3 and iPhone4) but I can extrapolate.
First, a general question, what if the user of the PC1 has no password? I guess I can leave it blank ...
I have done the following ... I created an account "tech2biz" (the one I am using on PC1) on PC2, without password as usual in our private network and I tried to map a drive giving the IP address of the PC2 plus the ":8080" at the end of the IP address: it did not work eventhough the PC2 was on and the user was active also.
I tried also the function "connect using a different name" where it tells me my name is TECH2bIZ-611089\tech2biz. The different user name I gave is the standard user on the PC2, geria, no password has it does not have any ... and then I tried to connect to the PC2 (assuming it is keeping the user name I gave) ... and it did not work either.
Do I need to put the 2 PCs in the same working group?
And more importantly, if this will work at some point: what is the user name (and password) of an iPad, an iPhone? Is it the name of the device in my wireless network? or what it is? how can I find it?
And then if the working group name is important, how can I define a working group name on an iPad?