Really basic networking question

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

  1. queshy macrumors 68040


    Apr 2, 2005

    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


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


    Apr 2, 2005
    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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