how to access another mac

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  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    so the screen on my emac has died. how can i access the files on it? i did not enable file sharing so i cant connect via ethernet

    i also dont have a firewire cable
    i cant log into the emac as i cant see anything (ive tried though)
     
  2. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    do they both have a Firewire port? connect them both and then startup the eMac holding down command-T.
     
  3. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    they do but i have no firewire cable

    can that same trick be used with ethernet?
     
  4. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

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    The best solution is buy yourself a firewire cable to boot the eMac up in target disk mode. For like $5, this all becomes trivially easy.

    You could access it remotely if you had (past tense) enabled screen sharing (VNC), file sharing (SMB), or remote login (SSH). If you're unsure of if you had any of these turned on, download and use "nmap" from another machine to scan what ports are open on your eMac.
     
  5. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    cool thanks, guess sill have to go get a cable
     
  6. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

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    No. Target Disk Mode only works with Firewire.

    You can try to do this however; possibly AFP is accepting network connections: From your working Mac's finder, go to "Go" menu, then "Connect to Server". (Alternatively hit Cmd-K). Type:
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    afp://x.x.x.x
    where x.x.x.x is the IP address of your non-working eMac. If you aren't sure of the IP address, perhaps if it were DHCP leased, check your router's logs to see if there's a lease to your eMac and what the IP address is. You should also verify that it is "living" by pinging the IP address from the working Mac's terminal.

    With any luck, AFP is on and will let you connect. Given that you'll have the username and password to the machine you can pull all the files over the network.
     
  7. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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  8. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

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    Via the router itself. If it's a Linksys, it'll be somewhere like in "Status > Local Network > DHCP Client Table"

    Quite often you can guess the IP address of a DHCP pool if you're the only user on it. Say your IP address is 192.168.1.100, it's almost certain the eMac (if booted later) is going to be .101.

    GL
     
  9. dukebound85 thread starter macrumors P6

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    i guess im confused. os there an app in osx to view the router? what do you mean the router itself?

    im ignorant when it comes to routers and ports and the like

    thanks for explaining though:)
     
  10. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

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    Usually you access your router with a web browser typing the gateway address into the URL bar, usually http://192.168.1.1 or http://192.168.0.1 and login with the admin username and password.
     
  11. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    type your router address into your browser. unless you have an Airport in which you access it from within the Airport Utility app.
     

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