Can't connect to other Macs thru Wifi, Can thru cable

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  1. macrumors 6502a

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    A problem has developed on my MBP running Mountain Lion.

    I have 3 Macs in my home, the MBP, a G5 power mac, and a Dell Hackentosh. The G5 and Dell are both cable connected to the router. the MBP is usually wifi.

    Previously, I had no problems connecting to any of them from any of them, thru file sharing or thru screen sharing.

    Lately, I've found I can't connect from the MBP to the other machines thru WiFi. I get can not connect errors, or even it doesn't see them on the network.

    However, I have no problems if I plug the ethernet cable into the mbp. Then I can connect in anyway I want.

    (I do not know if I can connect TO the mbp from the others when the MBP is on wifi)

    Restarting the mbp or other machines have no effect.

    Anyone have advice or experience in this?
     
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    RadDave

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    Just for starters, did you restart your modem and router? :)
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm pretty sure I have in the past with this problem...but not in my more recent bouts with it. Should try it tonight though.
     
  4. macrumors 68000

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    What happens if you try to "directly" connect to the computers (Command + K in Finder) and type afp://<<<IP ADDRESS>>> and report back.
     
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    I can't recall in the past...last night when I tried it, the whole "last server" field was blank like I'd never used it before (which I have). It was 2 am so i just grabbed the cable for my file transfer rather than testing, but i'll give it a try.
     

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