wireless networking

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jynx21, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. jynx21 macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2006
    Hi guys

    Have just made my house wireless today with netgear. The internet all works fine but i was wondering how to sync both my computers up to a network. My scenario is i have one desktop mac connected via the ethernet cable and the other one is operating on a wireless card. How can i sync the both together and create a network, where i can file share and use the same printing facilities. Excuse my ignorance as i'm new to this whole wireless thing. Any advice would be wikkid! Thanks in advance.
  2. Queso macrumors G4

    Mar 4, 2006
    As the router is already handing out IP addresses, it's just a case of turning on the services you want to share on the Macs. Go to System Preferences in the Apple menu, and click on the Sharing icon. Put a tick in the personal file sharing box and also the printer sharing box on the machine with the printer connected to it.

    That should be it. When you open a finder window on one of the computers, the other should appear under the Network icon. If you have different user IDs and passwords on each machine, you can keep the credentials in your keychains so you don't have to keep typing it in.
  3. jynx21 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2006
    Hey thanks, didn't realise it was quite so easy!!!

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