Help: Connecting Two Macs via Ethernet

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Upasaka, Oct 11, 2014.

  1. Upasaka macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2012

    I am trying to create local network via Ethernet.
    File Sharing is On (both Macs).
    When trying to Connect to Server I can see the Computer I am trying to connect to. I double click on the icon. The "Not Connected" message is displayed in the window. I click "Connect As" and try to connect as a guest first. I get a message: "Access to your account on the server "iMac" has been denied." I tied to connect as a Registered User, no luck with that too.

    Please help if you know how. Thanks in advance!
  2. Alrescha macrumors 68020

    Jan 1, 2008
    If you have not tried it yet, authentic using the short name of the account on the remote Mac. Sometimes that works better than the long name which is usually the one filled in by default.

  3. BrianBaughn macrumors 603


    Feb 13, 2011
    Baltimore, Maryland
    You have Internet Sharing 'on' with one of the Macs?
  4. Upasaka thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2012
  5. Ravenis macrumors member

    Feb 4, 2014
    Are you just trying to copy some files over? Maybe just Air Drop them?

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