Connecting two macs

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  1. Genghis Khan macrumors 65816

    Genghis Khan

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    hello...may seem like a silly question

    but is it possible (i'm pretty sure it is) to connect two macs by ethernet or airport?

    sorry if i seem n00b-ish
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    You can connect 'em with a string of male ducks and some chewy if you want. Are you wanting to share files? Then enable it in the Sharing pane of System Preferences before connecting the two Macs with either AirPort or ethernet (or Firewire). :)
     
  3. Genghis Khan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    cool...thanks for that mad jew

    although i'm still having trouble...when u go into file sharing...how many boxes do you tick?
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Just Personal File Sharing should suffice. Do you have AppleTalk enabled in the Network pane of System Preferences, corresponding with the connection you're using? :)
     
  5. dingdongbubble macrumors 6502a

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    Initiate?

    Once you have all the correct setttings, how do you initiate a transfer?

    And how do you ad hoc?
     
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    At the Lenny Bruce midnight concert he mentioned how he tried to get there by asking the local aircraft operator if he could hire a plane as all the roads were snowed in. The operator said, "have you ever flown before" Lenny replied "No, but everyone never flew before, once".

    From the Finder menu Go>Network and if you can't see the server then you could try Go>Connect to server and put the address in, it will be something like 10.0.0.x you can find what the number of the other computer is by going to the System Preferences and selecting Sharing and looking at the afp: address at the bottom
     
  7. Genghis Khan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    kk....thanx for the encourgement Db...i can get drop boxes...but i can't find them on the other mac...also i can only connect as a guest...how do i set a password or what username do i use?
     
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    You can use the username and password of an account on the machine you're connecting to. Sometimes it takes a little while for the folders to appear in the Network folder, which is why dogbone's Connect To Server tip is brilliant. You'll need the IP of the Mac you're connecting to, and this can be found on that Mac in the Sharing pane of System Preferences, when you click on Personal File Sharing (make sure not to uncheck it). This'll display the entire address you'd need to put into the Connect To Server box.


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    That's what I'm talkin' about, baby! The bit at the bottom. :cool:
     
  9. Genghis Khan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    sweet guys thanx

    i owe you one:)


    also...can i use this to connect the two for LAN gaming...or do i need an airport express for that?
     
  10. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    It depends on the game, but it should be possible. :)
     
  11. Genghis Khan thread starter macrumors 65816

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  12. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I'm not much of a gamer mate, so I can't really help you more specifically. Maybe start a thread in the Games Forums if you don't get help here. :eek:
     
  13. Genghis Khan thread starter macrumors 65816

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    lol...that cool...u've helped me so much already...i really appreciate it

    maybe i'll be knowledgeable enough to hand on some of this information in a couple of years:eek:
     

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