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    new to networking on macs

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    Hello

    Not sure if this is the right forum for this or not but here is my issue. I am pretty new to macs. I purchased a macbook about a year ago but really just started using it a few months ago. I also purchased a mac mini and use it as a media pc on my TV using itunes and front row. Now I can access my library using my macbook thru the itunes sharing and thats all fine and good but I wanna also access shared drives. Being an old windows guy I knew how to set up networks and everything but I am having issues now with the macs. I wanna share the 2 external usb drives on my mac mini over the network so I can access them with my macbook and my windows pc. I have tiger 10.4.10 on both macs and windows xp pro on the PC (I will upgrade to vista one of these days but I hardly use it anymore). I also want to share the printer that is on the windows computer on both of the macs. So I guess the question is how do I set this all up? I am sure its really simple to do and being a switcher I have over thunk everything I tried to do on the macs and realized later how much easier they are to do on the macs. Thanks in advance for your help.

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    new to networking on macs
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    By default, External drives do not show up in the network. Download Sharepoints and set it up for your two external drives and then they will show up on the network.

    http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/12512

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