Taking Delivery Of A MAC Powerbook G4 15 inch

Posted by Paul Farrow - Under: Hardware, Mini-ITX, Personal

Took delivery of my new machine yesterday.  Rather swiss, this is my first Mac, they tell me once you taste Mac you never go back !!

First thing I needed to do was to get it on my encrypted wireless network ugh oh !!  Couldnt for the life of me get it on, I use a manual 128 bit key and have my passphrase in key 4, did a bit of reading and realised that the Mac only reads passphrases from KEY 1 so had to move my phrase into that on my existing wireless access points and yes it all works…

Other problem I had was that I couldnt get the Mac to see my shares on the windows 2003 domain controller.  It could connect via ip address and share name but the file finder couldnt browse the list of shares.  Tried for ages to get it going and at last seem to have cracked it.  Basically having read a lot of articles on the subject on the web I realised that in my local policy I had the network client talk securely (if server agrees) disabled as some articles say so made that enabled and just disabled the always talk securely and enabled send smb passwords unencrypted and this appears to have fixed it although I not entirely too confident about that.  But its all working now 🙂 the linux, windows and mac boxes can all talk together and share files no probs.  Can even pass files to my mac laptop which is just great.

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