How to Connect to a Server on a Mac
When your Mac computer is connected to the Internet, it can easily connect to both Mac and Windows servers that are sharing files on a network. In order to connect to a server, you must know the exact host name or IP address of the server. After establishing a connection to a file-sharing server, you will usually be prompted to enter a valid username and password.
Go to the Finder by clicking on the icon in the Dock.
Open the "Go" menu, and then select "Connect to Server."
Enter the IP address or host name of the server in the "Server Address" field.
Click the "Connect" button, and then select the option you want to use to connect to the server, such as "As a Registered User."
Enter a valid username and password when prompted to access the shared folders and volumes on the server.
Tips & Warnings
- Information in this article applies to a Mac computer running OS X Mavericks. Instructions may vary slightly or significantly with other versions of the program.