Unable to connect MacBook to Vista Laptop...despair fast approaching
Posted on 2008-06-17
For the last several days, working all day, I have been trying to get my new Macbook to see my Vista Home Premium laptop, which is connected to my printer. From time to time, it shows up as 'shared' but I can't connect. Then I try something and it disappears.
I CAN see and log on to the Mac from Vista if I disable all firewalls.
I can - I think - reach the laptop via SMB and its IP address, but I don't seem to have permission to connect to it. Either the login fails, or I just get a 'no permission' message.
My wife's PC, running XP elsewhere in the house, shows up and connects automatically. I haven't touched it.
I've followed the directions in several responses, and some websites (iFelix) but nothing works.
Can someone give me a clue, or -even better - a step-by-step that works?