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how can i browse my local network?


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Im in residence in college, and all the windows users can connect to the local residence network by going to "my network" Then going to network "people and places" it them lets them browse through people's folders on the network without inputting an ip address.......they can download shared files on the local residence network.

I am connected on the internet through the same network in residence.

How can i join and browse the local local residence network i am connected to? I want to be able to view the same folders they see without having to put in ip address's. Is there a network people and places browse function on the mac? I'm on 10.4.
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Note: I am already connected to the internet on the network. Airport is turned off. I just want to be able to browse folders of other users so i can download from the local shared residence network.
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Try going to "System Preferences" and then "Sharing" and under the "services" tab enable Windows Sharing. You should then be able to click "GO" in the finder and click "Network" and browse a Windows or Mac network and see shared files.

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Try going to "System Preferences" and then "Sharing" and under the "services" tab enable Windows Sharing. You should then be able to click "GO" in the finder and click "Network" and browse a Windows or Mac network and see shared files.

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I'm on 10.6.6, 'Windows Sharing' isn't one of the options in 'Sharing'
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I'm on 10.6.6, 'Windows Sharing' isn't one of the options in 'Sharing'
Have you found a solution to this? Here is what my "Sharing" screen looks like


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Duh...
I found the GO Menu. IT is at the TOP of the screen.
What I noob I am

I have gotten my WIndows computers to browse my Mac, but I cannot see the Windows computer My Windows computers can see each other and share files. I believe I have the sharing set up correctly on the Windows computer.
???

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I'm not sure the Mac is meant to browse the windows workgroup like windows computers do. I setup Airport with the advanced button and set my wireless router up as a WINS server, and entered my windows workgroup name on that page.

I can now connect to servers

smb://computer1 or smb://computer2

but i can't browse like I can with windows

all seems a bit clunky really ??
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I'm not sure the Mac is meant to browse the windows workgroup like windows computers do. I setup Airport with the advanced button and set my wireless router up as a WINS server, and entered my windows workgroup name on that page.

I can now connect to servers

smb://computer1 or smb://computer2

but i can't browse like I can with windows

all seems a bit clunky really ??
I've finally got it too. But, I have to disagree. Using the finder I can browse without an issue. The Finder treats the network drive as if it was local. I like that I can save "Favorite Servers"


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I can type in smb:// and add a pc name, but in 'finder' re: my home network I don't get presented with a visual browser where I can select the pc's. I have to know the WINS /netBIOS names of the individual PC's and type them in. I'd been hoping the wireless belkin router would offer the names to the mac for me to select.
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I can type in smb:// and add a pc name, but in 'finder' re: my home network I don't get presented with a visual browser where I can select the pc's. I have to know the WINS /netBIOS names of the individual PC's and type them in. I'd been hoping the wireless belkin router would offer the names to the mac for me to select.
Right. Windows is much better in this aspect. Click on the network icon and app of the computer on the network are displayed

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How would you do this on mac 10.6 snow leopard
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Look in the app store for Pingo. It will do what you want and its free. A little app that resides up top and shows devices by network service. You can also look for BonjouBrowser (free) which also will do the same
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