So... I have a new iMac MacBook air and aebs with a USB drive, both computers are set up as the same user and passed and with full file sharing running. From the iMac I can see the laptop under the shared heading but clicking on it jus sits for a while and then says unable yo connect, the same thing happens when I click connect as. This happens from the laptop also and also exactly the same when trying to connect to the drive on the aebs. Is this normal? My understanding is that it isn't? They only way it works is to go the finder finder and going through connect to server and this is fine, any ideas what to do? Also my understanding is that the drive on the aebs should automatically connect but this doesn't? Which means everytimd I restart the laptop I have to manually reconnect to the drive which is annoying as I use itfor time machine. Maybe I'm wrong but my understanding is that it should work better than this? I would also like to easily connect both macs together so I can keep files synced easier. Any ideas guys?