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    mac to pc network connection problem
    I have just replaced my old g5 Quad for a new G5 8 core and placed it into the same network I have been running for years.
    I have a shared folder on each pc (one xp and the other vista )
    Since adding the new mac I can connect to the old xp pc but I can't connect to the shared folder on the vista computer.
    I have tried reseting up the shared folder but I have given up.
    Any ideas welcome
    Thanks

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    Do you have password protected sharing enabled on the Vista machine?
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    I have tried it turned on and turned off ( still doesn't work )
    HELP

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    How are you trying to connect?

    Can you ping the vista machine successfully?

    If so, can you connect using an IP address (CMD+K) in Finder

    Can the vista machine see the Mac?
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    I can't connect using the ip address
    the pc can see that mac

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    What about the PING?
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    How do i ping

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    From the app Network Utility
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    Oh
    here is what it come back with - thanks for your help
    sorry here is the right one

    Ping has started…

    PING 192.168.1.11 (192.168.1.11): 56 data bytes
    Request timeout for icmp_seq 0
    Request timeout for icmp_seq 1
    Request timeout for icmp_seq 2
    Request timeout for icmp_seq 3
    Request timeout for icmp_seq 4
    Request timeout for icmp_seq 5
    Request timeout for icmp_seq 6
    Request timeout for icmp_seq 7
    Request timeout for icmp_seq 8

    --- 192.168.1.11 ping statistics ---
    10 packets transmitted, 0 packets received, 100.0% packet loss

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    OK that's good. Assuming 192.168.1.1 is the IP address of your Vista machine (and not your router) it's good news.

    At least your Mac can 'see' the Vista machine

    So the issue is in connecting to a folde,r not reaching the machine. Packets are leaving and returning to your Mac so it looks like an issue on the Vista machine.

    Are you using the Vista Firewall? If so can you temporarily disable it. Just for the purposes of testing?
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    sorry I changed the post - The original was the router I have since changed to the machine and it's doesn't look so good!

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    OK.

    Try turning off your Vista firewall and try again.

    Also which version of OSX are you running?
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    ok here we go
    Ping has started…

    PING 192.168.1.11 (192.168.1.11): 56 data bytes
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.11: icmp_seq=0 ttl=128 time=0.586 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.11: icmp_seq=1 ttl=128 time=0.458 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.11: icmp_seq=2 ttl=128 time=0.505 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.11: icmp_seq=3 ttl=128 time=0.530 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.11: icmp_seq=4 ttl=128 time=0.481 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.11: icmp_seq=5 ttl=128 time=0.408 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.11: icmp_seq=6 ttl=128 time=0.449 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.11: icmp_seq=7 ttl=128 time=0.429 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.11: icmp_seq=8 ttl=128 time=0.385 ms
    64 bytes from 192.168.1.11: icmp_seq=9 ttl=128 time=0.519 ms

    --- 192.168.1.11 ping statistics ---
    10 packets transmitted, 10 packets received, 0.0% packet loss
    round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 0.385/0.475/0.586/0.058 ms

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    So that's with the Vista firewall turned off?
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    yes, Which exception would need to be ticked?

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