Can't network old Mac (OS 10.3.9) and new PC with Windows 7 Home Premium

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Networking' started by Jeff Humm, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. Jeff Humm

    Jeff Humm New Member

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    Help !

    I have an old iBook wired to a router and a new PC linking wirelessly to same router. On the Mac I have 'seen' the PC but not been able to connect to it.

    On the PC, the Network and Sharing Centre lists 'IBOOK'. When I click on this, 'Windows Security' asks me to 'Enter Network Password', asking for User name and password.

    I have tried:

    1) The user name and password of my admin account on the iBook. This returns a 'logon failure' message but lists the user name as [NAME_OF_PC\User Name], suggesting it was looking for the user name of the PC, not the Mac.

    2) The user name and password of my account on the PC. This also returns a 'logon failure' message.

    3) The user name of my account on the PC and the 'homegroup password' given to me by Windows when setting up the PC. This also returns a 'logon failure' message.

    Can anyone help? It is 20 years since I wrestled with any OS other than Mac, so please assume no knowledge!

    Thanks in advance,

    Jeff
     

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