file sharing question

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by kippey, Dec 28, 2002.

  1. kippey macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2002
    Melbourne, Australia
    i need to know if i can transport a file from my G3 powerbook to my iMac G4. my powerbook doesnt have any USB ports :mad: dammit
  2. MrMacMan macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2001
    1 Block away from NYC.
  3. GeeYouEye macrumors 68000


    Dec 9, 2001
    State of Denial
    1. Connect them with a crossover cable.
    2. Enable Filesharing on both.
    3. go to the Chooser or "connect to server"
    4. select the other computer and connect.
  4. Billicus macrumors 6502a


    Apr 3, 2002
    Charles City, Iowa
    If you're running OS X on the iMac, then go to the "Go" Menu and select "Connect to Server..."
    In the next window you should see the Powerbook listed as an avaliable to connect to, provided you enable file sharing. To turn that on go to Apple Menu → Control Panels → File Sharing and enable file sharing. You can enter an owners name and password if you prefer.
  5. kwint macrumors newbie

    Dec 30, 2002
    I have a related question.
    My husband is using a G4 dual 1-gig at our studio (jaguar) and I'm using a G4 450 at home (also jaguar). We want to share a common calendar, preferably Group Organizer 4.5 running on the home mac. i want him to be able to send edits to the calendar database in realtime. We are on DSL and have a router at home, and 4 computers on a hub.

    If he performs Go>connect to server, what IP does he put in?

    (we have a dynamic IP, not static, but it doesn't reboot often). If I have the firewall turned on, how do I give him permission?

    I've tried to figure this out with "the missing manual" but I'm not proficient with network issues.

    thanks for any help.
  6. whfsdude macrumors 6502a

    Jan 20, 2002
    Washington DC USA
    Where is Ms. Cleo when you need her?

    Just settle with Harry Potter, just backup that data first :D

    Btw, you don't need a crossover cable with Mac OS 10.x :)
  7. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030


    Jun 25, 2001
    Moneyapolis, Minnesota
    go to system preferences>network...the IP will be in there..unless it is or something very similar, you will need to find your world IP the moment i can't seem to remember where that for dockIP

    for permissions you can login with any user that is allowed on the computer...he will want to have admin privileges also
  8. melchior macrumors 65816


    Nov 17, 2002
    for reference. it's not OS X that removes the need for a crossover cable, it's the computer. the later models, for example my ibook 2001 solve the issue with an autodetecting ethernet port. but your imac g4 will be fine =)
  9. kippey thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2002
    Melbourne, Australia
    thanks guys youve been very helpful
    appreciate it heaps :D

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