Acessing files by wireless from my external HD

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  1. marbles macrumors 68000

    marbles

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    How can I use my Macbook to get the files off an external hd connected to my Mini , using wireless .

    thanks mac experts
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    On the Mini, go to  -> System Preferences -> Sharing -> (check) File Sharing. The computer should then show up in Finder sidebar on your MacBook.
     
  3. JustGretchen macrumors 6502

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    I do it all the time. Just enable file sharing, then choose your mini in the sidebar of any finder window. It will initially connect you as a guest, but just choose connect as... and put in the admin user/pass from the mini and it should let you mount any volume or browse any folder you want on the mini.
     
  4. marbles thread starter macrumors 68000

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    ok guys[or gals] , thanks.

    I wonder , what kind of security does Leopard offer for this situation ?


    ..more over , how is security applied ?[if there is any].
    newish to leopard and havent a clue with security, yet but need to have wireless secure for accessing my work from the Mini etc


    thanks again.

    d
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Pretty much make sure you have a secured network (AKA network password and encryption), so random people can't just log in and then sniff your shared files.
     
  6. wackymacky macrumors 68000

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    IF your newtwork is secure (WPA2 not WEP) your data will be transmitted in a secure manor.
     
  7. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    Make sure you secure it with WPA, and WPA2 if the hardware supports it. Make sure it's a long password (over 12 characters long) and is not in the dictionary. That's all you need to do.
     
  8. marbles thread starter macrumors 68000

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    thanks guys,
    I have my wireless network set up with wpa2 on the router and saying its wpa but with a different name in the airport configurating screen when I set it up[is this correct?]...it's connecting to the network so it must be, right ??

    the thing I was concerned more about [even though I'm not sure the wireless is properly set up because of the different names for the wpa security] is when I'm sharing the files from my mini to the macbook , what security is in place for that connection, the one directly with the mini ...how is that secured ?...

    thanks again .
    ~d
     

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