November 6th, 2011, 06:04 PM
Macbook Pro Not Being Seen on SMB or Any
I'm having a hair pulling time getting my Macbook Pro running Snow Leopard to be seen on Boxee Box for file sharing purposes. Oddly my iMac running Leopard, which is connected directly to my wireless router by ethernet shows up instantly on smb with no effort at all (though performance even on music files is a bit hiccupy).
I've tried setting the Macbook as per other threads by activating file sharing, selecting a folder to share, having it readable to "Everyone", enabling smb client in options, making sure WORKGROUP is named in WINS, and manually entering my IP info in the Boxee. I've even tried using TVMobili which worked on a Sony blueray player. Basically I can't get the Boxee to see this laptop at all, much less any directories.
As a hopeful troubleshooting option I tried disabling the software and router firewall and setting up a guest account. No luck with that.
November 6th, 2011, 06:58 PM
I would recommend you install this :-
And setup NFS shares instead - since I've done this, I've had zero problems with OSX sharing, previously I have tried SMB and AFP, but had issues with both....
November 6th, 2011, 11:02 PM
Thanks. Sadly I couldn't get this manager to connect either assuming I'm doing it right. I set up a share definition of my desired directory and under advanced I told it to allow sub directories. Then when I search for NFS on the Boxee it just searches for a long time then asks for manual entry. I enter isp and user name/pass, but again it just searches without finding anything.
Maybe it's some sort of router issue that I don't understand.
Even if it did work I hate having to pay for a kind of functionality that you'd think would just work with the OS by itself.
November 7th, 2011, 08:34 AM
Under NFS Server and Share Definitions, just add the directories you want to share, no need to change anything else....
Then you should be able to add them on the BBox....