Can't connect to a macbook from my MacBook Pro

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  1. Jerson0702 macrumors newbie

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    Hey,

    I have a macbook pro running on snow leopard 10.6.6.
    I have trouble with the connection between a macbook and my macbook pro.
    Every time i try to connect with any other macbook('s), i keep getting the "connection failed" message. I try to connect as guest or registered user and neither of them will work. Maybe i'm doing it wrong, i've already gone to system preferences > sharing to try to fix it, but i really can't make it work.
    I hope someone can give a helping hand, thanks a lot.
     
  2. atlanticza macrumors 6502a

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  3. Jerson0702 thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. bmcgonag macrumors 65816

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    Could you post a screen shot of your sharing in system prefs?
     
  5. Jerson0702 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes of course!
    thnx for the reply :)
     

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    Does that mean wired? Because there are routers out there using wireless methods too.

    What does it say under File Sharing?
     
  7. Jerson0702 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i have no idea if it's wired or not. i use an airport express base station as a router.
    here is a pic of the file sharing:
     

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  8. simsaladimbamba

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    Wired is via a wire between the AirPort Express and your Macs. Wireless is without a wire between the AE and the Macs.

    [​IMG]

    You need to add the specific folder you want to share or your home folder, as of now, only the Public folder is shared.

    Mac 101 - File Sharing; http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1549
    via a search for "mac os x file sharing"
     
  9. Jerson0702 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have wireless then, Thnx A LOT!!
    Im going to make the changes, really appreciate the help.
    have a good one :D:apple:
     
  10. bmcgonag macrumors 65816

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    Yep, that was the first thing I noticed.

    You can right click (CTRL+click) on any file or folder, and then click on 'Get Info' to change whether it is shared, and set the shared permissions.

    If you set a folder as shared, and it contains other folders that you also want to share, then at the bottom of the 'Get Info' screen you'll see a small gear with a down arrow. Click that once you've set shared and permissions the way you want, and select 'Apply to Enclosed Items'. It will ask you to verify, click ok.

    Hope it helps.
     

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