Connection issue between Macs.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by old-wiz, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    I have a 24" iMac 2.8 C2D, 2 gb ram, running latest 10.5.8, plus an iBook 1.33ghz PPC G4 running 10.5.8, plus a MBP (recent) running 10.5.8 plus all updates.

    The issue:
    On the iMac I see the iBook and MBP in shared computers and am able to connect to both and transfer files both ways, no problem. However, on both iBook and MBP I see the iMac in shared computers, but attempts to connect result in "connect failed". The logins are the same on all 3 computers and the password is also the same. The iMac connects very quickly to both the iBook and MBP, but when I try to connect to the iMac from either laptop, it takes a long time then fails.

    All 3 systems have file sharing set ON for share via AFP, and none have firewall setup.

    Anybody have any suggestions?
     
  2. old-wiz thread starter macrumors G3

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    an update..

    Found that both the MBP and iBook can connect to each other with no problems.
    The only issue is connecting the MBP or iBook to the iMac.
     
  3. old-wiz thread starter macrumors G3

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    Another Update

    Hmm... Looked in system preferences on the iMac, and "firewall" is greyed out and can't be selected, so I suspect something got screwed up with the firewall so that incoming connections are refused. However, I have no idea how to fix it. Any suggestions??
     

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