How do you send files to another Mac location

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by _bnkr612, Mar 13, 2004.

  1. _bnkr612 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2004
    I have been trying to connect to my buddies afp address to send him some files, how come I can't connect to him? I have all the sharing buttons clicked on and we both have addresses to place in the network address when we try to connect. But nothing happens, we get the never ending bar that never connects. Can I get some help here?

    I am using a wireless router, does that have anything to do with it?

  2. ingenious macrumors 65832


    Jan 13, 2004
    Virginia, United States (Kansan in exile)
    WLAN or net?

    are you on the same WLAN or trying to connect over the net?
  3. _bnkr612 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Mar 8, 2004
    The net

    I am sending this to his house over the net I guess.
  4. abhishekit macrumors 65816


    Nov 6, 2003
    akron , ohio
    you can sftp to transfer files , if thats all you the terminal
    sftp ip_of his_computer
    it would ask for a password though..
    once connected, 'put' to place a file.. 'get' to take a file
    hope it helps..sorry dont know about afp..
  5. Marble macrumors 6502a


    May 13, 2003
    Tucson, AZ
    Make sure that both of your IP addresses are global, and not local. I can't connect to my home computer for example because it's behind a router that assigns its computers individual static IP addresses that are not real to people outside of the LAN. See if your friend is behind a router as well, as even if you are behind one you should be able to connect out.
  6. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    If you don't want to futz around with IP addresses, use iChat to send files.
  7. Les Kern macrumors 68040

    Les Kern

    Apr 26, 2002
    I use a D-Link wireless router, which has a static IP. I set the router to pass throught to my desktop so the user can log on and access my public folder. Even though internally I use DHCP, there are no issues as far as access. If your ISP uses DHCP, I really like the iChat idea. If you're a .Mac user, it's easy that way too. I'm finding .Mac indispensable. I start a draft at work right from the Docs folder in .Mac, get home, there it is, right where I left off. Bottom line: There are other, simpler ways to accomplish what you need besides the IP or FTP thing.

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