ibook/tibook networking authentic failure

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by Clawn, May 20, 2002.

  1. Clawn macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2002
    ..thanks for help with:

    ibook ---tibook connected via ethernet (crossover cable)
    network panel adjusted to built-in ethernet - and dhcp.
    also apple talk enabled..also filesharing enabled
    then in finder: connect to... then the other computer is recognized
    but when logging in as a guest it takes a long time until
    then the message: authentication failed appears.

    i checked the online manual and could not find out why
    the authentication failed. did i overlook something.

  2. firewire2001 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 2, 2002
    Hong Kong

    when it takes a while.. that almost always means its not gonna work.. but anyways

    probably your problem is that you havent created a guest acount. you must create a guest account on the other computer, and give it appropriate priveleges

    also, you can just login as the user currently logged in on the computer you are trying to access -- just use the same username and password as you do to log onto that computer when you are sitting in front of it.
  3. Clawn thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2002
    guest account

    ...but i think a guest-account is not necessary to create
    if logged in as a guest (in login there are two options)...i think you don't need a password for one of those...
    but you will only have access to the public folder/drop box.
  4. Clawn thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2002
    seems to be a recurrent problem in osx. Even the technicians at the local tech-source store run into the same problem. we're still waiting for a fix

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