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    PC's on home network
    How do I get my Mac to "see" "IBM" pc's on my home network. The pc's can "see" the Mac just fiine.

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    PC's on home network
    MYmacROX's Avatar
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    This might be what you're looking for http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/1174399-post4.html.
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    Click a blank space on your desktop, then click Go > Connect to Server. Then type "smb://***.***.*.**" (the stars being the ip address your pc has been allocated.

    To find out the ip address of your IBM pc, hold the windows key and hit "r", in the run line type "cmd" (all these things of course without the speech marks). This will bring up the "command prompt".
    In the Command Prompt type "ipconfig". After the line that says something like "IPv4 Address" it should have the ip address of the machine.

    For instance for me to connect to my GFs PC, I would use the way above to find her IP address then on my MacBook Pro, I would click GO > Connect to Server, then in the bar provided I would type "smb://192.168.1.53", it should then connect to her computer, I log in by either guest or with her credentials, I can then move around the contents, copy, paste etc etc etc.

    Hope this helps

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    Thanks all. Found I could use the PC name rather than the IP address.

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    Awesome, I only gave you the IP address way because it can be a little bit funny when it comes to using the name. Glad it has worked out for you though

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