networking not working

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

  1. splodger macrumors newbie

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    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

    BlueRevolution

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    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

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    Networking not working

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

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    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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