ibook/tibook networking authentic failure

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

  1. Clawn macrumors newbie

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    #1
    ..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.


    h\thanks
     
  2. firewire2001 macrumors 6502a

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    hmm...

    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

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    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

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    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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