Hey there, folks! ^_^ *waves* I'm Cassy and I just joined today. I have a networking problem I hope you guys can help me sort out.
My mom bought a new 12" iBook almost a week ago for my birthday (yaaaaaay) as a late birthday present. Thanks to my uber Google skills and this forum
, I've been able to figure out how to get my iBook to connect to the internet wirelessly with my WRT54G router (the PC is connected to the router with an ethernet cable), use WPA encryption, activate wireless MAC filtering, and use Remote Desktop Connection for Mac. When I got RDC to work, I realized that you can't use it to share files. Now I'm trying to set up file sharing for the PC and the iBook.
My PC is running Windows XP Professional, and my new iBook is running OS X 10.3.7. I used the search feature to direct me to this thread
and used the instructions located on this page
. But here's where the problem seems to begin: I followed the instructions and opened the "Connect to Server" window, then when I enter the IP address and hit connect, I get an error saying "The Finder cannot complete the operation because some data in "smb://xxx.xxx.x.xxx" could not be read or written. (Error code -36)"
I also tried out the PC to Mac instructions but when I tried to type in the address for the network place (\\xxx.xxx.x.xxx\macusername) I get an error saying "The network you entered does not appear to be valid. Please choose another."
Gah. I was so proud of myself for being able to fish around and figure things out eventually, but this has me totally stumped. I've never set up a network before and I'm learning things as I go along. I hope someone out there can help me out. ^_^