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How to network Windows 7 with OS X (Mac)


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composer

First I want to make sure I don't violate anything by asking how to network with Macbook Pro. Please advise.

If it is okay, which I hope it is as Windows 7 is fantastic (coming from a PC user for 70% of my life until I had to get a mac due to Vista and no audio drivers for more than a year), but this version of Windows 7 is fast and installed on hardware 3 years old.

Much faster than Vista.

Anyway, appreciate any help on how to network Windows 7 with other computers (Windows) as well as with OS X (Tiger and Leopard). Network with HOMEGROUPS?

PS> Does anyone know if this mother board can be overclocked (Intel D945GTP)

Thank you so much.

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NienorGT

You don't violate anything by talking about a MBP :p

Strangely, I got my network working only in one way (Mac > PC)

Usually, just creating the network on the Windows PC with a user and password works.

Then on your Mac you go get no network (Open Finder, tap Shift+Cmd+K)

You should see your Windows PC.

To answer the 3rd question, no it cannot be overclocked...

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mbtx__
Strangely, I got my network working only in one way (Mac > PC)

I'm having the exact same problem. OS X will see my win7 PC and connect. Win 7 will see my Mac in it's network list, it will even connect to the hard drive shared over my AirPort Extreme network, but Win7 won't connect to my mac. Trying either the actual network name, or the IP address, it comes up with some "Unrecognised Error"

Anyone out there got any suggestions?

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KevinN206
Network with HOMEGROUPS?

HomeGroup is a new feature that is supposed to replace the workgroup for home networking. However, the feature only works for Windows 7 connected to other Windows 7.

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ppohio
HomeGroup is a new feature that is supposed to replace the workgroup for home networking. However, the feature only works for Windows 7 connected to other Windows 7.

Hey - stumbled across this page while doing a ton of googling for the solution to this problem and I finally dug it up so I wanted to come back and post it, since it is very annoying.

Goto Start Menu

Search for: security

Click on Local Security Policy

Goto Local Policies> Security Options

Double Click on Network security: LAN Manager Authentication

Change level to: Send LM # LTLM Responses

Then, scroll down to Network security: Minimum session security for NTLM SSP

De-select Require 128-bit encryption

Hit OK

Credit goes to jetlagjoe over at 123macmini.com, the link that I found is here:

http://www.123macmini.com/forums/viewtopic...52118b47d2c4b80

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