Cannot connect to my Windows 7 Network from a Mac

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  1. berryracer

    berryracer Suspended Member

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    My Wife has a Mac Book Air.

    I have enabled sharing on various folders and also shared my printer

    When she goes to Network, tries to connect, she is given a prompt to enter a username or login as guest

    I chose login as Guest but that didn't work

    So I tried typing my username which is:

    Administrator and NO Password but that also failed.


    On my Windows 7 Pro laptop, I have disbaled password protected sharing from the Network and Sharing Center and have disabled the Homegroup as I chose "Use user accounts and passwords to connect to other computers"

    What shall I do to fix this?

    I have 0 knowledge about Mac OS
     
  2. Cudni

    Cudni Global Moderator

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    On Win7, is file and printing sharing on?
     
  3. berryracer

    berryracer Suspended Member

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    Yes it is
     

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    Cudni Global Moderator

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    did you check your security is not blocking access? Assuming it is not, enable password in 2 places requirement, change to 40-56bits and try again to connect using your user name and password (as on the win7 comp)
     
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    alright ill do that and report back

    thanks for the suggestion pro
     
  6. xxJackxx

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    I struggled with this one at work for several hours when they brought in an iMac. To connect to a Windows share, your need to use the follow type of logon:
    SERVERNAME\logon
    password

    So if for example your Windows machine name is "Windows7" and your user name (on the Windows machine) is "John" your logon will be:
    Windows7\John
    Then you will be prompted for your password and it will ask if you want to save the credentials in your Mac keychain.
     
  7. berryracer

    berryracer Suspended Member

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    oh thanks a lot bro

    ill try that tomorrow

    cheers
     
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