How to Network a Mac and PC - Get the RMIT Know-How
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VISUAL: RMIT logo. Meray talks to the camera. Various shots follow that depict Meray at her desk working on her computer and navigating using the mouse.
MERAY SPEAKS: Hi, my name is Meray. I am studying certificate in IT networking at RMIT With my certificate in IT, I can create private networks that keeps my data safe or I can operate anything from anywhere. Networking connects everything.
VISUAL: Graphic on screen. Text reads: ‘Networking Mac and PC with Meray Abba. Cert IV in Information Technology Networking’.
MERAY SPEAKS: So, in order to share folders between Mac and PC, we need to have both of them on the same Wi-Fi connection. Once that's checked, on our Windows we're going to make sure that our sharing is on so we're going to go to Advanced Sharing Settings and turn on Network Discovery and File and Printer Sharing. Once that's done, let's move to our Mac.
So on the upper logo, System Preference, we're going to enable the File Sharing as well. Click on that and then Options to make sure that File and Sharing is enabled for SNB. Let's create a folder on our Windows. Once that's done, let's name it MacShare, so we know to refer to it later.
MERAY SPEAKS: Once the folder is created, we're going to go to Properties, to enable allowing make changes on the folder from other users. So, click on Sharing tab, Advanced Sharing, and select Sharing This Folder, and then we're going to allow changing so the use our can read and write the folder. And now we need to log in on our Windows, space E, on Mac. There are many ways to do that. We're going to be using the IP address. To know our IP address, we can go to come up front and type in ipconfig. Then our IPv4 address is going to be the address that we're going to be using. Now, let's go to connecting the windows computer on our Mac. Click on Command K and that's going to take us to connect to server.
MERAY SPEAKS: Type in the prefix SMB:// and followed by the IP address that is our Windows IP address. Once that's done, let's connect. Okay, connect. Then on the login screen, we're going to be using the user name that we've selected when we were sharing the folder on Windows and type in the password for that specific user. So once that's done, you can see that the folder is on our Mac. So that's that, our Mac and PC can talk to each other and that's why I love networking and IT.
VISUAL: Meray smiles at the camera. The text on screen reads: ‘I’m fully networked because I have RMIT knowhow’.
MERAY SPEAKS: I'm fully networked because I have RMIT know-how.
VISUAL: RMIT logo with URL ‘rmit.edu.au/knowhow’ address, CRICOS and RTO code.
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