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    Wireless Network PC to MAC and Vice Versa

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    Wireless Network PC to MAC and Vice Versa
    Please excuse my ignorance, i am in uncharted territory...networking...

    i have hooked up a wireless router (Netgear). It is working great. My mac tower can see the three other PCs on the wireless network.

    My problem is that they can not see my computer and i don't know how to fix it. Is it something on the mac side, or pc, or both.

    Any help would be appreciated!
    Tim

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    Wireless Network PC to MAC and Vice Versa
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    The Mac can see the PC's only if File Sharing is turned on, and the Firewall (if enabled) is set to allow file sharing.

    Usually by enabling File Sharing, the appropriate Firewall ports are enabled.

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    Wireless Network PC to MAC and Vice Versa

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanCT View Post
    The Mac can see the PC's only if File Sharing is turned on, and the Firewall (if enabled) is set to allow file sharing.

    Usually by enabling File Sharing, the appropriate Firewall ports are enabled.
    yes. i am seeing them PCs. the problem is on the PCs i am not seeing the Mac

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    Wireless Network PC to MAC and Vice Versa
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    What version of Windows is on your PC's? Vista or XP?

    Also what OSX is on your Mac? 10.5 Leopard? 10.4 Tiger?

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    Wireless Network PC to MAC and Vice Versa

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    Windows XP

    Mac 10.5 Leopard

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    Wireless Network PC to MAC and Vice Versa
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    mac and win communicate through a protocol called samba (hopefully, it's still true )

    to connect to your computer, try:
    smb://**IP or name**
    (Go>server in Finder menu)

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