Really basic networking question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by queshy, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. queshy macrumors 68040

    queshy

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    Apr 2, 2005
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    Hi,

    I have an iMac and a MacBook Pro, both of which are connected to a new AE base station.

    I want to share files between the two (i.e. if I do something on my mbp I want the same file to be available, updated, on the iMac).

    I turned file sharing "on" on both machines and I am able to see everything on my iMac from my macbook pro.

    I decided that I want all of the movies on my iMac on my MacBook Pro. Simply enough - I went to "movies" and dragged everything to my mbp's movies folder. Isn't airport extreme supposed to be 100 mbps or something? IT seems to be doing like 2-3 mbps (i.e. 8 GB of data is taking like 40 minutes). Any ideas?

    Also, how do you guys change the icons of the networked computers (like I've seen in the photo galleries). All I get is a boring sphere with little white lights. (haha this is a dumb question, I admit it)

    Thanks !
     
  2. Mxsix macrumors member

    Mxsix

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    Dec 28, 2006
    #2
    Are both of the Macs plugged in via Ethernet or wireless?
     
  3. queshy thread starter macrumors 68040

    queshy

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    Apr 2, 2005
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    Both are using wireless, and both have "n" networking capabilities and they are both connected to the n basestation. so what gives? lol
     

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