How do I share between two Macs on the same wireless network?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by PaulMoore, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. PaulMoore macrumors regular

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    #1
    This is probably very basic but I don't know how to do it...

    I have an iMac (2007) running Leopard. I have an iBook (2004) running Tiger. They both share my home wireless network.

    How can I best share documents between them? Eg how can I browse the hard drive of each machine from the other- ideally without entering passwords etc every time?

    Additionally, the iMac is connected to the printer (because it is also a scanner); can the iBook share the printer too?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. nateDEEZY macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    System Preferences > Sharing, enable sharing then add whatever folders you want to share etc.

    If you want full access between the 2 you need to know the administrator log in.

    Edit:

    Save the login in keychain I think is the only solution, unless you enable read/write access to your whole drive to everyone.. meaning if someone hacks into your network etc, you're compromised.
     
  3. madog macrumors 65816

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    Printer sharing is easy enough, just select the Share Printer option in the Print/Fax System Pref., and then add that printer in the Sys Prefs of the other computer (it will be listed as being connected through Bonjour).

    As far as I know, scanning can only be done through the computer it is plugged into (and then only if it is plugged into a computer as opposed to a router), after that sharing the document should be easy enough as with the comment above.
     

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