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10 Oct 2009   #1

 
 
Workgroup/network sharing Mac OS X(I have searched)

I cannot get this to work for the life of me. I have searched this forum, and others.

-I have set the workgroup identically on my windows 7 machine and my 10.6 MBP.

-I CAN smb to my windows 7 machine successfully.

-Neither my windows 7 or mac os x recognize one another in their respective network "browsers"

-With iTunes open on both machines, it successfully recognizes the libraries.

I am not a networking genius, but I'm fairly literate if someone could help me out, please.

This could be a whole separate issue, but even when connected to my windows 7 machine through VPN, the machines don't show up on their respective network "browsers"

Thanks

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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10 Oct 2009   #2

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by opsis View Post
I cannot get this to work for the life of me. I have searched this forum, and others.

-I have set the workgroup identically on my windows 7 machine and my 10.6 MBP.

-I CAN smb to my windows 7 machine successfully.

-Neither my windows 7 or mac os x recognize one another in their respective network "browsers"

-With iTunes open on both machines, it successfully recognizes the libraries.

I am not a networking genius, but I'm fairly literate if someone could help me out, please.

This could be a whole separate issue, but even when connected to my windows 7 machine through VPN, the machines don't show up on their respective network "browsers"

Thanks
Hi Opsis, and welcome.

1. What do you mean by network browsers?

2. You gave the same network name on both machines?

3. Have you created at least one shared folder on the machines?

4. Do you have them connected through a router?

5. DCHP or fixed ip's?

6. Can the machines ping each other?

7. Can you post a command prompt after entering ipconfig /all,
and respective command on the mac?
(I don't know abything about mac's.)

Greetings
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Oct 2009   #3

 
 

Hi Opsis, and welcome.

1. What do you mean by network browsers?
Just the networks "maps". So in the windows 7 my computer, under the network, the MBP doesn't show up.

2. You gave the same network name on both machines?
Both are connected to my router and both are under the same workgroup name

3. Have you created at least one shared folder on the machines?
I do have a shared folder

4. Do you have them connected through a router?
Yup

5. DCHP or fixed ip's?
DHCP but I know the IP's through router interface

6. Can the machines ping each other?
I successfully pinged the MBP

7. Can you post a command prompt after entering ipconfig /all,
and respective command on the mac?
(I don't know abything about mac's.)

Not sure what you're looking for exactly here...


Thanks for the reply!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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10 Oct 2009   #4

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by opsis View Post
7. Can you post a command prompt after entering ipconfig /all,
and respective command on the mac?
(I don't know abything about mac's.)

Not sure what you're looking for exactly here...
On the Windows 7 machine, go to start -> in the searchbox type cmd (press enter)

in the command prompt window type ipconfig /all

Is there a way to ping from the mac to the Windows 7?

Another thing.
If you have firewalls on either machine, please disable them,
and see if the machines can see each other.

Report back pls.

Greetz
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Oct 2009   #5

 
 

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

C:\Users\Blake>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : i5
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : client.pavlovmedia.net

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : client.pavlovmedia.net
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-24-1D-D2-18-37
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::9ca4:321c:a8b5:8998%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.199(Preferred)
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, October 10, 2009 5:06:18 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, October 11, 2009 6:36:24 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCPv6 IAID . . . . . . . . . . . : 234890269
DHCPv6 Client DUID. . . . . . . . : 00-01-00-01-12-4D-3D-73-00-24-1D-D2-18-37

DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 216.146.35.35
216.146.36.36
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Enabled

Tunnel adapter isatap.client.pavlovmedia.net:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : client.pavlovmedia.net
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Tunnel adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-E0
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv6 Address. . . . . . . . . . . : 2001:0:4137:9e50:1c6b:12ec:bb4b:a9b7(Pref
erred)
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::1c6b:12ec:bb4b:a9b7%13(Preferred)
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : ::
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled



I was able to ping the windows machine from the Mac... Tried disabling the firewalls

Thanks
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Oct 2009   #6

 
 

Okay, now for some reason, my Windows 7 machine sees my MBP but my MBP still does not see my Windows 7. Haha, unreal, I've messing with this all day.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Oct 2009   #7

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by opsis View Post
Okay, now for some reason, my Windows 7 machine sees my MBP but my MBP still does not see my Windows 7. Haha, unreal, I've messing with this all day.
That reason is the firewall I presume?

Can't help you on the mac, but maybe there's a firewall running there?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Oct 2009   #8

 
 

Actually I don't believe it was the firewall as I re-enabled it and I still could connect to the MBP. I cannot connect to my Windows 7 though still other than through smb.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Oct 2009   #9

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by opsis View Post
Actually I don't believe it was the firewall as I re-enabled it and I still could connect to the MBP. I cannot connect to my Windows 7 though still other than through smb.
I suspect it is something on the mac, but like I said, I know nothing of macs.

Look for something that allows or disallows network discovery.

Can't help you further I'm afraid.

good luck
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Oct 2009   #10

Windows 7
 
 

I'm in the same boat...
For clarification: On MacOS shared windows folders are visble by themselves if the mac has access to it. In the Finder there's a heading "Shares" where visible Windows machines are listed.

I have a 2003 server here, also with shares, it shows up fine (shares are "everybody/change")
I *had* XP with shares, the machine was listed on the MBP.

Now I have windows 7, with the same folder shared as before, and it's not listed on the MBP.
I can however, in the finder do a "connect with server" (which is the same as "map network drive") and connect to the Windows 7 share with smb://User:Password@Windows 7-pc.

Seems something changed with the smb handling in Windows 7...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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