HolidayBuyer's Guide

Networking & Wireless forum

General discussion

Assistance needed to setup network between PC and Mac

by cjosh24 / August 22, 2004 11:27 PM PDT

hey hey!

I really need help how to setup a network between a PC and a Mac (OSX, 10.3). Currently, I have a ethernet cable connecting these two machines together. On the PC side, I have files that I would like to transfer to the Mac. I right-clicked the folder I wanted to share, and made sure the sharing option is chosen in XP. On the Mac side, I typed in "smb://my IP address/<share>", but I get a bad connection response. I would greatly appreciate it if anyone could please help me. Thanks!

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Assistance needed to setup network between PC and Mac
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Assistance needed to setup network between PC and Mac
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Re: Assistance needed to setup network between PC and Mac
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 23, 2004 12:59 AM PDT

Since it's a SAMBA share, you may have better luck researching and the book at

I offer no clear answer to your issue but filesharing should be enabled and you might have to either enable the GUEST or Clear Passwords. I will not tell you how to do this since it's in the Samba web site.


Collapse -
On the hardware side....
by Michael Geist / August 23, 2004 11:04 AM PDT

you may want to try a crossover ethernet cable.

Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

The Samsung RF23M8090SG

One of the best French door fridges we've tested

A good-looking fridge with useful features like an auto-filling water pitcher and a temperature-adjustable "FlexZone" drawer. It was a near-flawless performer in our cooling tests.