Network Woes

Without let­ting Apple Genius­es or Geek Squad techs touch our com­put­ers, is there any­body out there who knows how I can get my com­put­er (Mac OS X 10.5.4) and my wife’s com­put­er (Win­dows Vista Home) to rec­og­nize each oth­er on our wire­less net­work so that we can arbi­trar­i­ly share what­ev­er fold­ers we want with each other?

That was more or less triv­ial when I had Win­dows XP Pro­fes­sion­al and she had Win­dows XP Home, but now that we’re both using pre­sum­ably bet­ter oper­at­ing sys­tems, the task seems a bit insurmountable.

At this point, I still can’t see her com­put­er (or any net­work loca­tions) in Find­er on my com­put­er, but she is able to see my com­put­er from hers. She can even go into the two dif­fer­ent default shared fold­ers (one for each of our accounts) on my com­put­er from hers. How­ev­er, she is unable to access the drop­box in either shared folder.

I know Apple and Microsoft are antag­o­nis­tic toward one anoth­er, but this is ridiculous.

(Oh, and please don’t refer me to Apple’s sup­port site; I’ve read arti­cle after arti­cle on there to no avail. ;)






4 responses to “Network Woes”

  1. Colin Avatar

    I feel like I’ve sort’ve failed you. =P

  2. Rick Beckman Avatar

    Col­in: LOL! Well, at least there’s some­one I can blame. :D

  3. Whiskey Bravo Avatar
    Whiskey Bravo

    You will need three things to get your net­work run­ning smooth­ly again:

    Your Apple com­put­er, a hard sur­face, and a sledge­ham­mer. :o

    (if a sledge­ham­mer is not avail­able, you can replace it with eight flights of stairs) :P

    See? And I did­n’t even refer you to the Apple sup­port site.

  4. Rick Beckman Avatar

    Whiskey Bra­vo: Ha. Ha. Ha.

    Very fun­ny, dude. Your jeal­ousy of my awe­some Mac­Book could­n’t be more apparent. ;)

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