- November 23, 2008 at 8:16 pm #159497
I’m putting this here, since I don’t know where else to post it.
I’ve googled and read and googled and read, and have gotten myself even more confused, so I hope someone can help me. And please type s-l-o-w-l-y… I’m having a hard time understanding this! 🙂
My main computer is an iMac. (OS X 10.5.5) I love it, haven’t left Windows XP when I knew it was time to replace my ancient Dell desktop a few months ago. I’ve not dealt with routers, etc. before.
I was given a hand-me-down linksys router. It’s b, not even g, but.. that’s fine. I connected it to my cable modem, and I have wireless access from the NC10 and from Airport on the iMac. (Right now, I have the iMac wired to the router, simply because it’s only a foot away. I can, however, access both ways, if that matters.)
So far, so good! I’m happy!
What I can’t figure out, and have gotten myself spinning in circles, is… HOW do I “connect” my NC10 to the iMac, so I can move files, use the CD/DVD, etc. (I have Parallels on the iMac, too. Ideally, I’d like to move some stuff from there to the NC10, eventually.)
I’ve tried creating a home network, begging and praying, connecting with an ethernet cable, begging again.
If you can help, PLEASE explain it as if you are talking to an idiot, because, well… if the shoe fits…
Thank you!!November 25, 2008 at 6:25 am #170897
System Preferences > Sharing. Turn File Sharing on in the list on the left. Click options at lower right. Check “Share files and folders using SMB” and check the user account you want to share. Click Done.
Then you need the Mac’s IP address. System Preferences > Network. The Mac’s IP address is shown here as something like 10.0.1.198, depending on how your network is configured.
On the NC10, go to Network Places > Add Network Place. Click Next to continue, select Add Another Network Place and click Next. Type “\10.0.1.198username” using your Mac’s IP address and your own user name. Alternately, you can use the name of the HD on your Mac in place of username. Click Next. Give it a simple name like “Serendip’s Mac” and click Next. Check the box that says Open this network place when I click finish. Click Finish. You’ll need to enter your Mac user name and password. The next time you want to connect to the Mac, “Serendip’s Mac” will already be in the list in your Network Places folder. Simply double click on it and enter your Mac user name and password.
I hope this helps. It took me a while to figure it out myself.November 26, 2008 at 2:38 am #170893
Thank you for this. I’m doing something wrong, though I don’t know what it is. I know (I think!) my settings are correct on the iMac, but on the NC10 anything I enter as the “folder” address I get a “folder doesn’t exist” error message. I don’t know if it is the settings for the adapter or something else.
If I can figure out how to describe the problem enough, I’ll be back to ask again. Thank you!!November 26, 2008 at 4:11 am #170898
If both computers can access the internet using the same modem, then they’re both on the network. Then it comes down to making sure file sharing is enabled on the Mac and that you’re looking for the correct IP address and user or HD on the PC. Be sure to use two backslashes before the IP address and one backslash after. Use no spaces, unless there’s a space in the name of the drive you want to access. For instance, \10.0.1.198Macintosh HD would be ok, but only if that’s exactly the way the name of your HD is spelled.
I notice in my Sharing Preferences, I also have checked Share files and folders using AFP as well as SMB, but SMB seemed to be the key for me when I was setting it up.
Good luck.November 28, 2008 at 9:19 pm #170894
Thank you, undo! I’m getting closer and closer…
Now, when I try to add the network place, and I click on “browse” I can see the name of my iMac. There aren’t any folders under it, but… it’s getting somewhere!
Now I’m stymied here… it asks for username and password. That’s more than I’ve gotten before!
For user name, do I want the name shown on the Mac “sharing” under “shared folders” or the “users” (or the “account” on the “advanced” page and I’m guessing the password is my password for the Mac? when I enter this information, this is where I’m now getting the “no folder found”… complaint from the NC10.
Thank you so much for your patience and your help!!November 29, 2008 at 1:46 am #170899
It’s asking for the user name and password for the account you’re logged into on the Mac. You can enter your full user name or your short user name. The short user name is the same as the name of your home folder on the Mac.November 29, 2008 at 2:28 am #170900
Here’s how to share folders on the PC with your Mac (the other way around). We assume your wireless network is secure; that it is protected with a WEP or WPA password and your firewall is up too. Otherwise, the whole world will have access to your stuff.
Open Windows Explorer (windows+E). Find the folder you want to share. Right click on the folder and select Properties. Click on the Sharing tab. In the Network and Sharing Security section check Share this folder on the network. Optionally you can also check Allow network users to change my files. Click Apply and OK to close the sharing setup window.
You may need to restart the Mac for it to see the newly shared folder. If the Mac is set to show connected servers in the Sidebar (Finder Preferences) your PC will show up there. Otherwise, use the Go Menu > Connect to Server and browse for the name of your PC. Double click on it and you’ll see the folder you just set up for sharing, as well as the SharedDocs folder.November 29, 2008 at 9:37 pm #170895
You can’t possibly know how much I appreciate the help!
It works!! After LOTS of trial and error, it wanted \192.168… Full Name
rather than the computer “name”
and it wanted my full user name for the user, rather than the “Home” name shown.
YAYAY!! Thank you!!
I have one (HA!) more question… When I go to “My Network Places” on the NC10, and then “view workgroup computers” it shows my iMac, and if I double click, it shows the folders and hard drive and printer. Now… how do I “see” the iMac DVD drive on the NC10? I put a disc in, thinking that would help, and it still doesn’t show. I *do* have CD/DVD sharing enabled, and did NOT click “ask me for permission”… any suggestions?
PS – I DO have WEP (my router is pre-WPA… new one arriving soon!) encryption, and firewalls enabled. I’m “stealth” and “non-existent” through the GRC.com testing – I always view that as a good sign!November 30, 2008 at 12:15 am #170901
… how do I “see” the iMac DVD drive on the NC10? I put a disc in, thinking that would help, and it still doesn’t show. I *do* have CD/DVD sharing enabled, and did NOT click “ask me for permission”… any suggestions?
I had not tried this until you asked. Seems like there should be an easy way to use any CD inserted in the Mac but I had to go through the same routine for each CD…Add Network Place and follow the steps to enter \10.0.1.198CD Name. After doing that, the files on the CD were all available to the PC over wireless. Let me know if you find a shortcut.
By the way, is there a way to subscribe to a thread in this forum so you’re notified when someone replies?November 30, 2008 at 3:50 am #170896
Thank you! I’ll try that with the CD, and if I discover a short cut will let you know.
I *do* know how to subscribe to any thread… at the top of the thread, where it says: Samsung NC10 Community :: Forums :: Samsung NC10 Software :: (category) it says, “Track thread” – when you click on that, it will “watch” it and also emails you when there are new posts. You can also “untrack” thread from there.
To see all your tracked threads, from the main forum window, scroll down to the bottom where it says, “Welcome undo” and lists some statistics, there is a clickable link that says, “List Tracked Threads” – clicking that will show your tracked threads, followed by the main forum window.November 30, 2008 at 6:40 am #170902
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