Shared Network Folder Mac OSX 10.9.4

Posted on 2014-07-26
Last Modified: 2014-08-27
How do I setup a MAC OSX 10.9.4 Network folder share?

I havethe  VPN all configured and when I connect to the network, it wont just let me goto Safari and hit the path?

IDK what i'm missing or doing wrong?

Any help is greatly appreciated...
Question by:redbugsbunny
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 5
  • 2
LVL 10

Assisted Solution

schaps earned 333 total points
ID: 40221902
Are you saying that you CAN access the share from a computer on the same network, but it then does not work if you connect to the network with VPN? If so, then you are trying to connect using the host's Bonjour name and not the actual IP address. That will not work over VPN in most cases.
You'll have to type in the IP address instead of the "xyz.local" address that probably comes up.
Make sense?
LVL 19

Accepted Solution

Kash earned 167 total points
ID: 40231687
can you ping the IP of your the computer/server where the share resides. If no then either there is a firewall issue or you are on the same network arrange as your work. Change the range at remote location to be different and it will start working.

if that is not the case then it will be firewall or something on those lines. Post back and we will take it from there

Author Comment

ID: 40241758
I'll reply to this shortly. I think issue is still happening. My friend has been busy with work along with myself.

I'll try to post more info tonight...

Comprehensive Backup Solutions for Microsoft

Acronis protects the complete Microsoft technology stack: Windows Server, Windows PC, laptop and Surface data; Microsoft business applications; Microsoft Hyper-V; Azure VMs; Microsoft Windows Server 2016; Microsoft Exchange 2016 and SQL Server 2016.


Author Comment

ID: 40241832
after 6pm EST...

TY guys for your input so far!
LVL 10

Assisted Solution

schaps earned 333 total points
ID: 40241835
If it's still not working over the VPN, then please answer the question whether you can connect to the shared folder with a computer on the local network. If you can connect from the LAN but not over the VPN, then please give more information on how you connect to it and if you use an IP address or host name.
You typically do not connect to file sharing folders with Safari, unless they are shared using "Web Sharing." It can be done, just not typical. So more information is needed on what you are trying to accomplish.


Author Comment

ID: 40271390
Finally spoke to my friend. I'm going to login and see if I can figure out a solution. I still would like to use this post.

Author Comment

ID: 40288942
My friend has left me hanging with this info. He has been busy with work. When the time comes i  will come back to this question. for now all the info submitted is relevant to the issue at hand. I will close and send out points for all the help so far.

sorry guys. I don't want to keep this open longer in-case we don't address the issue anytime soon...

TY everyone for your help and expertise!!!!!

Author Closing Comment

ID: 40288946
TY everyone for the help. I don't want to keep this question open any longer due to my friend not getting back to me within a reasonable amount of time. Once I have more info I'll open a new questions. TY for all your help...

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Time machine backup 4 48
Downgrading from Python 3.4.5 to 3.4.3 5 83
Email Error when sending Email using Mac Mail 7 58
Recovered file from iCloud 8 21
Information security is a multi-billion dollar industry. Just as lucrative is the black market industry which trades stolen identities, credit card numbers and software exploits all over the world. Nothing is hack-proof. The best one can do is make …
A professional opinion on which Apple product to buy, and a tidbit about the WWDC.
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …
Finds all prime numbers in a range requested and places them in a public primes() array. I've demostrated a template size of 30 (2 * 3 * 5) but larger templates can be built such 210  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7) or 2310  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7 * 11). The larger templa…

752 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question