But a firewall stops the file share in an instant.
As to the Windows 7 issue I find most don't research about the need to have an account on the PC to access the files from the Mac. Here's a link on that:
Read it all, it gets down to business at "the bad news" post.
Hi everyone, I have a problem. I have a desktop with Vista that I am trying to share files via a wireless router to an imac and a laptop with 7 on it. I am having the problem on the desktop with vista that it always keeps sharing my users folder even though I keep telling it not to, and any other folders I share do not show up in my list of folders I am sharing screen. Now even though this happens the folders are still visible to the network. I can access them fine with the mac, but the laptop with windows 7 says it doesn't have permission and to contact the network administrator. What am I doing wrong?
Thanks! And let me know if you need any more info.