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Looking for decent online tutorials about Macs. IT guy in mac environment - need to know more about servers, networks, how best to set up macs. English second language. Thanks

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Set up user accounts

Users connecting to Windows Sharing must have user accounts on the Mac OS X computer that is sharing. There is no guest access. Any person who already has an account on the Mac OS X computer can use his existing account. You must log in to the Mac OS X computer with an administrator account to set this up. The steps differ for new and existing users.

For new users
  1. From the Apple menu, choose System Preferences.
  2. From the View menu, choose Accounts.
  3. Click New User (10.2) or the "+" button (10.3 or later).
  4. Enter the Name and Short Name for the user who will log in from Windows.

    The user's short name is exactly how the user will enter their name when they log in to Windows Sharing. The short name is always lowercase.

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  6. 10.2 only: Click the checkbox for "Allow user to log in from Windows".
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  8. Quit System Preferences.

If your Windows PC has is equipped with an Ethernet port, you can connect your PC and Macintosh using an Ethernet cable. By doing this, you are creating a small local network, consisting of just the two computers. Set up your Windows PC by turning on File Sharing. Refer to the instructions that came with your Windows PC if you're not sure how to do this.

To locate and connect to the Windows computer, you can use the sidebar in a Finder window. You need to know the workgroup name for the computer and the network name (called the "computer name") for the computer. To connect to the computer, you also need a user name and password and the name of the shared folder you want to access. If you don't have this information, contact the person who owns the computer or your network administrator.

If you cannot locate the Windows computer in the Network browser, you may be able to connect to it using the Connect To Server dialog in the Finder.

Make sure the Internet Connection Firewall is turned off, or if it's on make sure TCP port 445 is open to allow sharing connections.
To connect you Mac and Windows computers: step_1.gif

In the Finder, choose Go > "Connect to Server."
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Type the network address for the computer in the Server Address text box using one of these formats:

smb://DNSname/sharename smb://IPaddress/sharename
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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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  • The host name is your computer's name
  • Click the Start icon
  • Click Control Panel
  • Select Classic View
  • Click Network Connections
  • Right click on the connection you are trying to find the MAC address for and select Properties - you will have a separate MAC address for your wireless card and your Ethernet (LAN) card. Make sure you use the correct one.
  • Hover your mouse over the text box underneath connect using. Your MAC address will appear in the tooltip and is made up of 12 characters e.g. 00:11:22:AA:66:DD

To use your computer on AU network you will need to register this MAC address

Apple Mac OS X (Tiger)

Information Services does not provide support for the use of Apple Macs. However you may find the following instructions useful if you wish to use your Apple Mac on our network

  • From the Apple in the upper left hand corner choose System Preferences
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    • For the Built in Ethernet (for Wired) the MAC address will be at the top of the Ethernet tab as the Ethernet ID.
      The MAC address is the 12 character address e.g. 00:11:22:AA:66:DD
    • For the Airport (for Wireless) the MAC address will be at the top of the AirPort tab as the AirPort ID (or on the TCP/IP tab, again as the AirPort ID ). The MAC address is the 12 character address e.g. 00:14:67:F0:56:A4
  • To find your Computer Name go back to System Preferences and click on Sharing , your computer's name should be in the computer name box at the top of this window.

To use your computer on AU network you will need to register this MAC address

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Information Services does not provide support for the use of Apple Macs. However you may find the following instructions useful if you wish to use your Apple Mac on our network

  • From the Apple in the upper left hand corner choose System Preferences
  • Click on the Network icon
  • Select Ethernet for Wired or Airport for Wireless
  • Click on the Advanced button
  • Click on the Ethernet tab
  • Your MAC address will be at the top of this window as your Ethernet ID . The MAC address is the 12 character address e.g. 00:11:22:AA:66:DD

To use your computer on AU network you will need to register this MAC address


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  • In a privileged terminal session type: ifconfig
  • This will show you a list of the network adapters installed. The MAC address is referred to here as the HWaddr
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  • To pick out your wireless MAC address type: iwconfig - your Wired one will be the other one

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  • Click the Start icon
  • Click Control Panel
  • Select Network and Internet
  • Click Network and Sharing Center
  • Select Change Adapter Settings from the list on the left hand side
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  • On the home screen, enter *#MAC0WLAN# or *#62209526#
  • Your MAC address will appear as a popup and is made up of 12 characters e.g. 00:11:22:AA:66:DD
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