Automatically Connecting to other computers on my network.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Kuska, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. Kuska macrumors regular

    Kuska

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    #1
    Apologies if this has been asked before - I've had a quick look, but there are just so many pages........

    So, I have three computers on my wireless network (1 iMac, 2 Mac Books all running Leopard 10.5.1) and when I want to connect to any one of them, I have to do it manually to mount the relevant home folders inputting passwords etc.

    Is there any way that I can get the homefolders to automatically mount on to the machine I am starting up. ie. During startup the machine searches and mounts already networked and authorised machines ? I would just want all authorised computers Home folders to show up in the Finder and cut out the manual process.

    I'd be grateful for any help - Thanks.
     
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  3. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    Don't know if this will work but when you have the home folders mounted you could try dragging them into System Preferences - Accounts - Login Items

    Edit: Just tried it on mine and it worked.
     
  4. Kuska thread starter macrumors regular

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    Great, Thankyou - I'll give it a go when I get back tonight - Did you still have to enter passwords at the login stage ?
     
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    Nope, did it all silently in the background.

    This is actually something I wanted to get sorted out but could never be bothered to think about it, so cheers for asking.
     
  6. Kuska thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, your suggestion worked perfectly, just had to ensure that the password was saved in keychain and it connected in the background. Another triumph for OSX ! - Thanks again.
     

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