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#10445 - 06/08/10 11:08 AM Can someone on window get into my network?
kevs Offline


Registered: 12/07/09
My intern is on her Windows laptop.
She's is online, but can she get to my files?
We can't seem to figure it out. thanks.

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#10452 - 06/09/10 05:38 AM Re: Can someone on window get into my network? [Re: kevs]
Hal Itosis Offline


Registered: 09/03/09
Loc: 10.6.8 (build 10K549)
Contact your System Administrator.

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#10454 - 06/09/10 08:38 AM Re: Can someone on window get into my network? [Re: Hal Itosis]
kevs Offline


Registered: 12/07/09
Thanks are you being funny, I should call STeve Jobs?
If someone has a serious answer let me know.

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#10459 - 06/09/10 12:53 PM Re: Can someone on window get into my network? [Re: kevs]
Ira L Offline


Registered: 08/13/09
Loc: California
Actually, despite its brevity, Hal's post is correct, although he may have made a few assumptions based on your post, just as I will in this post.

First, the existence of an "intern" and a "network" presume some sort of institutional setting, and hence, the existence of a system administrator in charge of all things associated with the network. Contact that person to see what is required and allowed.

Second, if you are on a local/home network and you want to share, go to Preferences>Sharing and see what is available to you.

Third, if you are really saying you do NOT want the intern to have access and you're wondering if Windows PCs have mystical abilities different from the Mac in this area of concern, don't worry. Trust your intern and know s/he won't be snooping around your Mac.

Fourth, if "second" above is correct, what the PC machine will have to do to share with your Mac is unknown, at least to me.

Fifth, if none of this makes sense or you mean something else, post again. smirk
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#10466 - 06/09/10 03:49 PM Re: Can someone on window get into my network? [Re: Ira L]
kevs Offline


Registered: 12/07/09
Ira,
yes, just a home studio with intern, ok, now I see option, checkmark for SMB windows. got it! thanks.

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#10596 - 06/18/10 11:38 AM Re: Can someone on window get into my network? [Re: kevs]
kevs Offline


Registered: 12/07/09
urns,
out the intern is on network, but cannot save the files even though they are read writes, any idea? thanks.

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#10597 - 06/18/10 11:38 AM Re: Can someone on window get into my network? [Re: kevs]
kevs Offline


Registered: 12/07/09
Meant, Turns out...

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#10598 - 06/18/10 12:06 PM Re: Can someone on window get into my network? [Re: kevs]
Hal Itosis Offline


Registered: 09/03/09
Loc: 10.6.8 (build 10K549)
Network? What network? I don't see any network.
I don't even see any **description** of a network.

Perhaps a "serious" answer requires a serious question.

--

I.e., pretend we can't see the topology or sharing config/settings, etc.
Now . . . describe them. [and put some effort into it, if at all possible.]


Edited by Hal Itosis (06/18/10 12:11 PM)

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#10602 - 06/18/10 12:49 PM Re: Can someone on window get into my network? [Re: kevs]
Virtual1 Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Iowa
when you say the intern is "on your network" I think we can assume you mean they are connected to your local network and are using file sharing (windows) to connect to sharepoints on your mac. they are probably connecting as guest though so they have limited read access to your shares and no write access. (except for drop boxes)
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#10606 - 06/18/10 03:07 PM Re: Can someone on window get into my network? [Re: kevs]
joemikeb Offline
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
Please fill in the details you have been asked for and then perhaps tell us exactly what you are attempting to accomplish. For example where is your intern trying to save the files. Assuming these files are on your Mac, how is the intern logged onto the Mac? What are your settings in System Preferences > Sharing?
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#10610 - 06/18/10 05:46 PM Re: Can someone on window get into my network? [Re: joemikeb]
kevs Offline


Registered: 12/07/09
Yeah, Joe, she is logged in via sharing, SMB, windows checked.

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#10611 - 06/18/10 05:47 PM Re: Can someone on window get into my network? [Re: kevs]
kevs Offline


Registered: 12/07/09
Virtual, other interns on mac laptops have been able to read and write on the files, that's the whole point.

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#10615 - 06/19/10 07:31 AM Re: Can someone on window get into my network? [Re: kevs]
joemikeb Offline
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Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Fort Worth, Texas
Originally Posted By: kevs
Yeah, Joe, she is logged in via sharing, SMB, windows checked.

  1. Is your intern logged onto your Mac
    1. as a "Guest"
    2. is she logged onto your account on the Mac?
    3. Another user account on your Mac?
  2. Are the files in question located in the
    1. /Users/Shared folder?
    2. /Users/youraccount/Public folder?
    3. /Users/youraccount/Public/Drop Box folder?
    4. another folder under /Users/youraccount?
    5. a folder in another user account?
    6. a folder on the drive root?
  3. In System Preferences > Sharing when you select "File Sharing"
    1. Are there any "Shared Folders" listed?
    2. If so are any of these the folder where the files are located?
    3. Select that folder and look under the "Users" column to see what privileges are available to yourself, Staff, and Everyone. What are those privileges?
There are other possibilities but these will do for a starter. Please answer ALL the questions. They are important to determining the actual situation and devising a fix.
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#10637 - 06/19/10 04:08 PM Re: Can someone on window get into my network? [Re: joemikeb]
kevs Offline


Registered: 12/07/09
Joe,
not sure how the interns I use are logged in. I give them the netgear password and they are in.
The folder is added by me with the + button in shared folders, file sharing area.
Sometimes I have this issue, and it usually is resolved by changing permissions, but this file was definitely a read/write.
She is first intern on windows. Luckily all previous interns have all had Macs thus far. I "assume" that could be it.
She's comes back in a week and then we'll test this on other files and report back. feel free to pipe in with any ideas.

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