I've been sharing files between my iMac (OS 10.4.10) and my Windows XP Pro,
SP2 laptop for months with minimal problems, but suddenly I can't access my
Mac from the Windows machine.
I've tried by typing '
ip address[user]' in the address bar. After a long delay, I get 'Windows
ip address[user]. Check the spelling and try again or try searching for the
I've also tried by using the Add Network Place Wizard, also typing '
ip address[user]. After a long pause, I get 'The folder you entered does not
appear to be valid. Please choose another.
I can, however, access the shared files on the Windows machine by using
Connect to Server. I can ping the notebook from the Mac, but can't ping the
Mac from the notebook.
I've tried with both firewalls turned off--no difference.
The Mac is plugged into a Netgear WGR614 wireless router and the laptop is
Can't think of what has changed. I've added software, but don't think I've
reset any of the network settings.
Any help much appreciated.