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connecting a mac to a windows network

by tapasdesai / March 4, 2010 1:51 AM PST

i want to know how i can connect my mbp to a lan network full of windows pcs.

i'd appreciate ur help Happy
thanx a lot

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Take a length of ethernet cable,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / March 4, 2010 3:42 AM PST

attach one end to the mac and the other to the network.

Start up the Mac.

Now that you are on the network, you should be able to see the other computers that are on it.

what sort of network is this?


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thats it ??
by tapasdesai / March 4, 2010 6:47 AM PST

just connect it physically ??
it is an office network

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Define Office network,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / March 4, 2010 7:52 AM PST
In reply to: thats it ??

and yes, that's about it.

Does your office have an Active Directory network or it it just a straight forward cable/DSL setup with a router and switch?


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a simple lan network
by tapasdesai / March 5, 2010 4:11 AM PST

no central server or active directory.
jus a router

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but wow, that is real simple :)
by tapasdesai / March 5, 2010 4:12 AM PST

thank you for letting me know Happy
i was setting aside an hour to look for ways to connect it an fiddle with connection settings lol

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(NT) let us know how you got on
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / March 5, 2010 5:46 AM PST
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got it :)
by tapasdesai / March 5, 2010 1:54 PM PST

thanx a lot
i kno, im waiting fr a good an inexpensive usb 3.0 drive frm mac
lol i figure its gonna be a long wait :d

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You'll probably have to wait until
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / March 5, 2010 11:15 PM PST
In reply to: got it :)

USB 3.0 is an accepted standard.

Meanwhile, Firewire 800 shifts a lot of stuff in a short time


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