file sharing between macs....

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by LeVoir, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. LeVoir macrumors newbie

    LeVoir

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    #1
    Having trouble connecting MB pro to imac....used to be able to but they wont connect anymore....also my ps3 wont connect either.....
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    What does your network setup look like? Has it recently changed (i.e. you installed a new piece of hardware for it, either to add to an existing network, or replace a failed part)? The reason I ask is because most routers don't permit file-sharing traffic to pass through them, even if this traffic is limited to the local side only. This is a common cause of file sharing connection failures - the solution is to use a hub or switch in addition to the router.
     
  3. LeVoir thread starter macrumors newbie

    LeVoir

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  4. illy123 macrumors member

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    System preferences -> Sharing

    Try opening finder and clicking on connect to server and enter the name of the other computer.
     
  5. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    He is asking for details describing how you computers are connected. Do you have a router? a hub? Eithernet connections, wireless? What else is on the network, a game console or iPhone. Details matter.
     

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