networking not working

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by splodger, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. splodger macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2009
    Running two imacs on System 10.5.6, connected by ethernet.
    Networking OK on one but not on the other (on one machine we have access to the hard disc of the other, but not vice versa). All settings appear to be identical.
    Also, a USB printer attached to one machine cannot be used by the other, even though printer sharing is switched on (on both macs).
    Can someone help, please?:confused:
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    So both computers have file sharing enabled? On the Mac that can't see the other, in Finder, go to Go -> Connect to Server. Enter afp://[other computer's name].local. Does it work then?
  3. splodger thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2009
    Networking not working

    Thank you. I have tried that. Is it only able to work one way?
  4. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    No longer logging into MR
    No, it should be bidirectional. Are the firewalls turned off? What IP scheme are you using (IP addresses for each, subnet mask for each, and gateway for each)?

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