2 Mac Network help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by bowens, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. bowens macrumors 6502a

    bowens

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    #1
    I am trying to network my 2 macs. One is an Intel Mini running 10.4.7. The other is a G3 iMac running 10.2.8. I have connected them together and turned on file sharing on each computer. I also gave each an ip address in the same range. I can connect to the iMac from my Mini but not the other way around. Do I have to do something else on the iMac to be able to connect. I really don't need to connect to the iMac. I want the iMac to be able to connect to the Mini. Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. elfin buddy macrumors 6502a

    elfin buddy

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    #2
    First of all, what sort of cable did you use to connect them? :p :)

    For sharing to work both ways, sharing must be turned on for both computers. Go to System Preferences --> Sharing, make sure it's enabled for both computers, and try it again.
     
  3. bowens thread starter macrumors 6502a

    bowens

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    I tried a crossover cable but couldn't get it to work. I think that's probably my fault since I made the cable. I will fix that. But then I used a regular Cat5 cable and was able to connect like I said in the first post. I turned on sharing on both computers before I even tried connecting. I just don't understand why I can connect to the iMac but not to the Mini.
     
  4. bokdol macrumors 6502a

    bokdol

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    #4
    also make sure that apple talk is both set to ethernet. and most new mac no longer need a crossover cable. but maybe your imac may still need it.
     

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