Servers and shared computers you can connect to on Mac
If you know the address for a shared computer or server on your network, you can use it to connect to the computer or server. The network address consists of the protocol (such as smb://) followed by a Domain Name System (DNS) name or IP address and a pathname. Check the table below for the correct address format to use to connect to different types of servers.
You can connect your Mac to:
Mac and Windows computers that have file sharing turned on
Windows computers with shared folders
AirPort disks and Time Capsules
SMB/CIFS, NFS, FTP and WebDAV services running on UNIX, Linux and Windows servers
With read-only access, you can copy files from the server, but to copy files to the server, you may need another FTP app. Choose Apple menu > App Store to find FTP apps available for macOS.
SMB/CIFS (Windows) servers and shared folders
Use one of these formats:
You can also use the computer name. If you don’t specify the shared folder as part of the address, you can choose it after you enter your username and password.
You can use the Internet Protocol (IP) address for the computer instead of its DNS name.