Mounting a PC on Mac and vice versa
I'm sure this one has been answered a thousand times. Please bear with me.
Bell Sympatico has sold me on the Speedstream 6520, faster internet and built-in router. Both machines have access to the net just fine, thank you.
Bell now tells me they don't support router functions. This is a two-computer network, Mac OS X 10.4.2 sitting beside a WindowXP Pro. I've succeeded in placing a working shortcut to the Mac onto the Windows desktop. I'm having difficulties getting the Mac to mount the Windows hard drive. The built-in router (accessed from both machines) is telling me I have two devices connected, their IP addresses and their physical addresses. Clicking on the Network icon on the Mac shows me just one device recognized, the Mac. No PC showing.
On the PC I go to the properties of the hard drive, select Sharing and see that the drive is already set to share on the network, has been given a "share name", and is set to allow network users to change files. Navigating to my personal folder on the PC and examining its sharing properties I see that it too is set to share with a "share name" which is different. Yet the Mac isn't seeing either of them.
Any ideas on how to get the Windows machine to show up on the Mac? Appreciated.