Problems editing docs over LAN?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by richard13, Dec 14, 2013.

  1. richard13 macrumors 6502a

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    Hey guys. I have an iMac and a MBP which are on a wireless LAN using a Time Capsule as the router. Essentially, my iMac acts like a de facto server by storing and sharing all my docs on the network. I then use my MBP from any room in the house to make changes.

    In the past, this has only been a problem when my iMac would go to sleep. Even though the iMac was supposed to support WOL it was spotty at best. So much so that I eventually turned off sleep on my iMac.

    I recently purchased a new iMac to replace the last one only to have the experience get much worse. Now, even with sleep off, I am getting spinning beach balls when editing docs. Last night, in fact, the connection was completely dropped.

    Has anyone else experienced this? Know what I should look for to try and fix it?

    Thanks!
     
  2. alksion macrumors 68000

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    I've never had a great experience working with docs over the network, especially wifi. If the server and computer are both hardwired on a fast connection, you may get by depending on the size and complexity of the document.
     
  3. richard13 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well that's the thing, these are mostly just TextEdit docs. Not very big or complex at all and this has always been just fine until I replaced the iMac. I'm thinking this might be some incompatibility between Mavericks on the iMac and Mountain Lion on the MBP. At least, I hope that's all it is.
     

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