Network between MBP and iMac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Jedi5, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. Jedi5 macrumors 6502

    Jedi5

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    So I'm trying to network between my MBP and iMac.
    My first time doing this so I'm learning here as I go along.

    In System Pref>Sharing, I clicked on what I wanted both machines to share.
    Is there anything else I need to check off to be able to get files from one machine to the other and edit/delete or install?
    I guess what I want is full authority on files.

    Also, how I can get applications from machine to the other and be able to install them?
    I can't seem to get apps off my MBP to my Imac.
    In the Sharing tab, all the apps are grayed out.
    Is this something I won't be able to do?

    I want to transfer some pics from my MBP to iMac.
    Is the best way to go about this using firewire?
    If so, can someone suggest a good fast one?
    I tried transferring files via wireless connection but that was taking to long so I stopped.

    I finally figured it out but when I was first starting this, I couldn't get one machine to see the other. Turned out is was the firewall settings.
    What are the suggested or preferred settings I should have checked off if I want to network only these two machines?

    On my iMac in the Security>Firewall, I don't have "Block all incoming connections" checked off. Should I have this checked off? If so, then my MBP can't connect.

    On my MBP I have "Allow all incoming connections" checked off.
    I did originally "Allow only essential services" checked off but then my iMac couldn't see the MBP.

    Thanks all
     
  2. Jedi5 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jedi5

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    Bueller...

    Bueller...

    Bueller...

    Anyone?

    Anyone?
     

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