Connect imac & macbook on wireless network

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  1. Bulldog VII macrumors 6502

    Bulldog VII

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    Hi all

    I have a macbook & a new imac & was wondering how I can connect the 2??

    Both are on a wireless network in the house

    Can anyone point me in the right direction?

    Thanks
     
  2. belvdr macrumors 603

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    What are your requirements? If they are both on the same wireless network, then they are technically connected, but I'm thinking you want to be able to do something else.
     
  3. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    Make sure that "File Sharing" is turned on in System Preferences -> Sharing.
     
  4. wackymacky macrumors 68000

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    It's not clear just what you mean.

    I presume you mean that they are both connecting via their Airport cards to a wireless router, (or a airport extreme etc (in bridge mode) that's then plugged into a router via a WAN port).

    i.e they are sharing a internet connection.

    If that's the case you need to allow file sharing in network preferences.

    Just make sure your network is secure.
     
  5. Bulldog VII thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hi sorry

    I used to have an old imac & my wife kindly got me a new one. I used to be able from my macbook to connect to my old imac wirelessly.

    When I go finder on my macbook I used to go to finder>shared>imac but I now don't even get the option of shared from finder??

    Does this make it clearer, basically I want to be able to amend files etc from my macbook on my imac

    I think I've confused myself??!!
     
  6. DZ/015 macrumors 6502a

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    Make sure file sharing is turned on in System Preferences. Then from the menu bar, select Go -> Connect to Server. Enter the other computer's address if you know it, or click on Browse.
     
  7. Bulldog VII thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Where do I find the menu bar??

    Bill Gates is grateful I never bough a PC, his empire would crumble in hours!
     
  8. Bulldog VII thread starter macrumors 6502

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  9. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    if using Tiger that is how you connect.

    if using Leopard your other Mac should just pop up under Shared in the Finder. if its not there see that AFP is checked in the Options for File Sharing preferences on both Macs. you can also connect using Connect to Server in Finder's menu if you want.
     
  10. Bulldog VII thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hi I'm not sure what you mean by AFL being ticked

    This is my options when I go to sharing
     

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  12. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    click on File Sharing then the Options button will appear. but it seems youre on a non admin account though as File Sharing is greyed out. either click on the lock and enter your admin details or log into your admin account and open File Sharing.
     

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