I need some info.
Like what are the IP addresses of the various devices: router, Mac, and PC. We need to know that they are all in the same network. If your router is acting as an DHCP Server and supplying IP addresses dynamically to your network, I would advise that you apply static IP address to the devices on your LAN. If you are unsure of this procedure, let me know and I will guide you through it.
After you have the IP address for each, try to ping the mac from the pc and the pc from the mac. It the pings are successful, the devices are capable of communicating and the only issue left is to get the mac and the pc to actually connect by configuring the sharing protocol.
First you will need to you will need to enable sharing in the MACs System Preferences by placing a checkmark in the box for "Windows Sharing", then click on the accounts button and enable the designated user account.
Second be sure that you have File and Print Sharing enabled in Vista. Then check to see that an icon for the MAC is showing in your Network Explorer. Then when prompted for USERNAME and PASSWORD in the WIndows Vista authentication dialog, enter the MacIPAddr\YourMacUsername (Mac password for that Mac user account).
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Re: connecting PC to Imac
Funny this, We are doing the same thing! same wireless connect, but I am on a PC you can switch all of your files, but you would have to upload them or ask your mac seller if they could transfer it for you.
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Hi whioch computer has a problem ? A PC with the new hard drive ? Mkae sure that you have the wireless adapter working on the computer. If it is working then try to find the network . Click Here for more info about wireless network.
The problem is not Vista, the problem is the Netgear. I have seen this happen time and time again with both Netgear (primarily) and D-Link (often). That's why I *only* recommend Linksys.
Worst case - go buy one from Walmart (yes, they have 'em). Hook it up and see the difference. If, somehow, the problem persists, take it back, and you've lost nothing. But I'd bet (as they say down here in the South "dollars to doughnuts") that's your problem :)
Hi,I am going crazy! Just moved house and took my Netgear Wireless router with me. However, even though the hard wired base unit works, my wireless laptop can't access the internet - even though a full stregnth signal is there when i browse for wireless connections. Using Vista Home Premium. Help appreciated!