Finding my other computer on my Network

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by netdog, Jul 2, 2006.

  1. netdog macrumors 603

    netdog

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    #1
    This may sound really dumb, but I am lost on this one...

    I have a MacBook and an iMac, both running 10.4.7, connected wireless through a Linksys ADSL Modem/Router.

    iTunes on my MB finds the shared iTunes library attached to my iMac just fine, and plays from it fine, even to the AirTunes Airport Express.

    What I can't do is find my iMac itself to get files from the shared directed on it. I have Personal File Sharing enabled under Services and Firewall.

    I have tried everthing I can think of to access it from the CTRL-K windown, but would like it to just show up on my Finder under network, no? Anyway, there is also nothing there.

    Help me oh Mac wizards and Demi-Gods?
     
  2. Peace macrumors P6

    Peace

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    #2
    You might try go>connect to server> afp://IP# of the iMac

    If that doesn't work go into the iMac and open system preferences and make sure it has personal file sharing turned on then click on the sharing tab>advanced and make sure "enable stealth mode" isn't selected.
     
  3. netdog thread starter macrumors 603

    netdog

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    #3
    Fantastic. That got me there. Am I compromising my security at all doing this? I connected via IP.

    Now clearly I don't understand what the shared folders are for, because I can't find them from my MB. Are shared folders only for withing a particular users account on the local machine? I have the rights set as READ by all, but can't find this folder remotely. When I log in as a users, I see that user's docs, but when I go in as a guest, all I see is the drop box.

    I really look forward to not being so inept with OS X one day. Thanks to all for their help!
     

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