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Hi all, i am new in this forum, so i hope u can help me.

I have a pc and mac that share the internet conection via ethernet and a hub, my mac detects the pc name in the network, but it cant open the connection, there is a message and this is: " The alias "PCHOME" could not be opened, because the original item cannot be found."

The ip for the pc is 10.0.0.5 and for the mac is 10.0.0.4.

well i hope u can understand my problem.
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sorry i do not know the answer to this particular problem as i am having the same problem and currently trying to figure out how to fix it... but I would like to welcome you to the forums and wish you the best of luck.

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try in finder going

Go -> Connect to Server

afp://10.0.0.5

Also make sure that on your PC you are sharing the C: drive or at least whatever folders you are trying to access

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In the Finder, hit Command + K

Type the network address for the computer in the Server Address text box using this format:

smb://IPaddress/sharename

Follow the onscreen instructions to type the workgroup name and a user name and password, and choose the shared folder you want to access.

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Thanks for the answers, and thank PowerBookG4 for the wellcome.
The help of D3v1L80Y had worked succesfuly, so thanks a lot for that!!!
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you normally get the cannot connect message when you dont have a share set on the winblows machine incase anyone else has this problem
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I always tried the smb://ipaddress and it still does not work...maybe my computer really is having issues, but I can connect to it via vnc I just can not mount it on the desktop... oh well, if thats how you do it then I guess I will not be able to mount my hard drive of my windows machine (my crappy one, my good one works)

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Just make sure that the Workgroup name is the same for all machines, and that you set your C: drive for sharing. If that is the case, you really shouldn't have a problem mounting the Windows machine on the Mac.

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