Networking between Mac and Vista

September 10, 2009 at 11:09:08
Specs: Macintosh 10.4.11
I am pulling my hair out!

I simply want to make a wireless network between my Mac desktop to my Laptop running Vista to share files and use the Mac's printer etc.

I think the problem is from Vista's end. I can see the icon for the Mac computer on Vista. I click on it to explore or whatever and it asks for a name and password. I type in my Mac name & password but it doesn't recognise it.

I even set up a new user on the Mac to try that, but it didn't work.
One forum said to open the Local Security Policy in Vista and do something there, but the version of Vista I have (must be home/basic or something) doesn't have it.

So now what...?
I need simple step by step guides if anyone can help.
I'd be so appreciative...

Thanks in advance.

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September 10, 2009 at 13:37:18
See the apple site for (I think) airport or something like that.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)

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September 12, 2009 at 20:52:03
Follow this procedure on the Mac:
1. In System Preferences, open the Sharing control
2. Check the File Sharing, make sure there's a folder shared and a user name with Read & Write access.
3. Click on the Options... button on the righ under users.
4. Check the Share files and folders using SMB
5. Check the user name account on this machine and type the corresponding password. This is the user name and password you will be using on the PC running Vista.
6. Click on Done.

On the Vista machine:
1. Right-click on Computer
2. Select Map Network Drive
3. Click the Browse button and select the Mac
4. You will be asked for the user name and password

The Mac drive should be on your PC.

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