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Windows 7: Problem connecting to Win7 FROM Mac...

18 Aug 2009   #1
wildbilly

WINDOWS 7 64-bit Ultimte
 
 
Problem connecting to Win7 FROM Mac...

OK, first off let me say I have read all the threads on this and I thought my question warranted a new topic because none of them were able to help me.

Windows 7 has absolutely no problem finding my macbook, BUT I can never connect to windows 7 FROM my macbook. This is why it is unusual.....why can windows connect to my mac, but not the other way around?

I used the "connect to server" option on the Mac...but no dice. I have played with windows 7 sharing settings, no dice...I have turned OFF my firewall.....no dice. I have turned OFF 128 encrption......you guessed it, no dice.

Is there a setting in Windows 7 that will enable my macbook to connect to Windows 7?? I all worked fine with Vista...


Thank you


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18 Aug 2009   #2
wildbilly

WINDOWS 7 64-bit Ultimte
 
 

For those who may be having trouble with this, I have figures it out.

1- go to system preferences on your macbook
2- go to network
3- select "advanced settings"
4- go to the DNS tab and make sure your ip address for the windows 7 computer is added in this spot and not just the ip address for your router.

this solved my problem. After that I was able to connect the regular way by selecting the "go to server" option in the macbook

smb:\\ ip address here

hope this helps anyone else who has this problem.....
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