Connecting to a Mac

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Doug55, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. Doug55 macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    When I go to system preferences > Sharing it says:

    Other computers on your local subnet can access your computer at MYNAME.local.

    It used to be I can access it via a number (a ip adress?) but now it has change :confused: :confused: .

    Can anyone tell me a way to get that number back so I can access my computer from anywhere.

    Thanks.

    P.S. That number also appeared if I check the Personal Web Sharing on. But now it reads:

    View this computer’s website at http://my-name/ or your personal website at http://my-name/~myaccount/

    :( Thanks for any help.
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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  3. Doug55 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I go to Go > Connect to server and type my ip adress and I get:

    Connection Failed

    I even try:

    myip/myusername
    myip/~myusername
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    Why are you trying to connect to your own computer from the same computer?
     
  5. Doug55 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I want to see if it will work because I want to be able to connect from my laptop to my main computer when I am not home.
     
  6. MacBass macrumors 6502

    MacBass

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    Try typing your desktop's IP into your laptop.
     

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