Networking macs

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Morrius, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. Morrius macrumors member

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    I have a desktop Mac running Leopard and a laptop running Tiger. I would like to connect them so I can transfer files between the two of them with a minimum of hassle. What ways are there to do this?
     
  2. EvilDoc macrumors 6502a

    EvilDoc

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    It would help to know what else you have going on, and how you want it setup. Is the desktop connected via ethernet? I assume the laptop is wireless, but either way more info is needed to properly answer or help :)

    (Oh btw, this site has some pretty fantastic guides, this is a good start if you would like to thumb around for info http://guides.macrumors.com/Category:Networking_and_Internet )
     
  3. janitorC7 macrumors 6502a

    janitorC7

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    System Prefrences.

    Sharing

    Personal File Sharing: ON

    on leopard a new tab called sharing will appear in your finder window, and its pretty self explanatory form there
     
  4. Morrius thread starter macrumors member

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    Both computers are connected wirelessly to the same router. I found that once I enabled File Sharing I could access the laptop from the desktop, but not vice versa.
     
  5. mucha macrumors newbie

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    macs not sharing nicely

    I'm having the same issue; I can get to the shared files on my wife's PowerBook, but she can't get to the shared files on my iMac.
     

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