3 Replies Latest reply: Jul 31, 2010 1:26 AM by Madcow4437
Madcow4437 Level 1 (5 points)
Hi,

I just bought my first Macbook pro (13" 2.66ghz w/ OSX 10.6.4) and it is my first apple product. I was under the impression that it would be able to connect to my home windows network so I could file & printer share. So far I have only been able to connect to the internet wirelessly but have been unable to connect to the home network. All the online help keeps telling me I need to turn on windows sharing but where they tell me to look there is every other type of sharing but windows sharing. Can anyone help?

Adam

Macbook pro 13"
  • iVmichael Level 6 (13,725 points)
    On the PC, right click on C: and when the Properties window opens click the Sharing Tab and then check 'Share this drive/folder'

    On the Mac open System Preferences/Sharing check File Sharing in the left column then hit the Options button across right, check the third item "Share files and folders using SMB (Windows)"

    Then on the Mac Finder Desktop top menu bar select Go/Connect to Server and in the window that pops open enter smb://nameofPC and hit Connect - another window will pop open asking for the username and password of a user on that PC box, once you enter that you'll have the PC appear on your Desktop and can browse it with the Finder.

  • Madcow4437 Level 1 (5 points)
    Thank you very much. I got it and it work great. You just helped prove why I am really starting to love Mac.

    Adam
  • Madcow4437 Level 1 (5 points)
    Just reposting my thanks so I can mark my question answered. Again Thank you for the responce.

    Adam