Need help connecting to home Mac!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by graphicwave, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. graphicwave macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I am trying to connect to my home computer from my work computer, but I am not able to connect to it. I do CMD+K (from work) and type in the IP address (with & without smb:// &/or afp://), but home computer does not show up or the connection times out. My home computer is awake and file sharing & remote login are on. My home computer is an iMac 20" Intel Core 2 Duo connected via cable modem @ 12mbps running 10.5.2. My work computer is a Power Mac G5 Duel 2.7 running 10.4.11. Am I not able to connect because of the OS difference? Any help would be appreciated.
    p.s. Sorry if this is a repost, but I couldn't find any posts with questions like this. Thanks. :apple:
     
  2. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    What is your firewall situation? Router situation? Your lack of connecting is in one or both of those places.
     
  3. graphicwave thread starter macrumors newbie

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    damn...maybe that's it. My default OSX firewall is probably on. I suppose I'll check that, since I have no other firewall anywhere. Thanks.
     
  4. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Router

    If you have a router, you'd also need to configure port forwarding.
    Port 21 for ftp, I believe.
     
  5. graphicwave thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just checked and my firewall was off, so no firewall and in response to the previous post, I only have a ethernet hub splitting my cable modem to my PC/PS3/Mac. The PC & PS3 have no problem seeing the Mac. Thanks.
     

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