MacbookPro can't see Windows 7 Workgroup Computer Over Wireless Network
Posted on 2010-09-04
Can't seem to find an answer to my problem elsewhere, so I must ask. I am new to Mac and there may be a simple solution that I am not aware of, but here goes.
Just bought a new MacBook Pro. Trying o use my old laptop (PC with Windows 7 Professional) as a file server for external USB hard drive using a home workgroup. Both computers use wireless network using a Netgear WirelessN access point and both using using the default workgroup name WORKGROUP.
The Mac has Windows 7 Ultimate installed on a bootcamp drive (Had to be done for work reasons - sorry). When I am in Mac OSX, the PC shares do not show up. If I try to find the PC manually by entering the IP in the Connect to server option, I get an error that the connection failed because either the server does not exist or is unavailable.
If I boot the Mac to the bootcamp (Windows) drive, I can see the network shares fine and can read and write correctly to them.
Any ideas how to make the Mac OSX work?