MacBook Pro won’t connect to MacBook on local wireless network

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by PaperQueen, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. PaperQueen macrumors 6502


    Aug 16, 2007
    Just this side of insanity (Minneapolis)
    This is bizarre.

    I have five Macs in the house, all of which can see each other on the local wireless network...but...for some weird reason, none but when they try to connect, I get “Connection Failed” after several minutes of silence.

    When I click “Connect As...” in hopes of getting a login screen, nothing happens at all. Nada. Zilch. Zip.

    The sharing settings on the MacBook are identical to the ones on the other five. Of course, the MacBook can connect the other direction to everyone, including my brand spankin’ new MBP.

    Any clues, oh wise ones? I’m stumped. What is it about getting into a simple MacBook that has two G4s and two MBPs scratching their heads?
  2. flatfoot macrumors 65816

    Aug 11, 2009
    I think I had the same problem once and repairing permissions on the boot disk solved it.
  3. JustGretchen macrumors 6502

    Dec 2, 2008
    Trash the contents of MacHD/LIBRARY/PREFERENCES/SYSTEMCONFIGURATION and reboot. see if that helps.

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