I’ve been reading this excellent guide at MacRumors on sharing between OS X and Windows, but unfortunately, it doesn’t give me all the answers I need. Here’s the situation I have:
- Powerbook in the study on Ethernet (occasional wireless) to router/switch;
- Windows PC in the family room on wireless;
- external USB HDD containing iTunes Library, digital photos, backups and software installers presently attached to Powerbook.
Here’s the situation I want:
- Powerbook and Windows PC in current localities connected to network by current methods;
- USB drive attached to Windows PC sharing entire contents to entire network at a useful speed.
I’ve followed the MacRumors guide linked to above, and it works, but accessing the USB drive from the Powerbook is deathly slow. I’ve covered off all the things I think it might be – firewall software, PC going into Suspend, etc., but to no avail, so I’ve moved the USB drive back to the study and attached it to the Powerbook.
Anyone out there got a clue on this? I’d really like the USB drive attached to the Windows box as when I move about with the Powerbook, the USB drive becomes unavailable, with isn’t want I’m after. All I really want is an acceptably quick speed across the network, which doesn’t seem to be happening.