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  • 15. Re: Air Drop Issue
    prokey Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Definitely unrelated, nice try for the transition. Anyways...

    AFP works on port 548. Try setting up port forwarding on your Belkin router.


    Lion now supports Samba/Windows Workgroups. Try sharing your drives with SMB.


    There's a nifty Mac App Store app called Mt.Mounter. It claims to auto mount and unmount your network drives. It worked great for me.


    You can also try this applescript:

    tell application "Finder"

      if not (exists disk "MacProHardDriveName") then


      mount volume "afp://MacProUserName:password@MacProNameIPAddress/HardDriveName"

      end try

      end if

    end tell


    or these terminal commands:

    mkdir /Volumes/MacProHDDName

    /sbin/mount -t afp afp://MacProUserName:password@MacProNameIPAddress/MacProHDDName





    i'm done. keep this in another topic.




  • 16. Re: Air Drop Issue
    Perry Nerantzis Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    if airdrop does not work from my mac pro, then how does my apple tv2 work then?

  • 17. Re: Air Drop Issue
    deggie Level 8 Level 8 (46,495 points)

    AirDrop requires a newer Airport card that has capabilities the older one does not offer. The ATV 2 does not require this.

  • 18. Re: Air Drop Issue
    DaveTheTechEnthusiast Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Isn't there a way to upgrade you Airport card so that it has this capabilities. Not software wise because if it was a software update then it would've been pushed out by now.

    So is it possible to go to my apple store and upgrade my Airport card or something like that?

  • 19. Re: Air Drop Issue
    Dave B. Level 4 Level 4 (2,085 points)

    Yes, there's this from Macworld http://www.macworld.com/article/162407/2011/09/airdrop_any_mac.html but do note there are some security concerns if you use it over a public wi-fi system.

  • 20. Re: Air Drop Issue
    Dave B. Level 4 Level 4 (2,085 points)

    To clarify, the Macworld article tells how to do it without upgrading your Airport card.

  • 21. Re: Air Drop Issue
    nicoladie Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Airdrop will work on older Mac models than the official list provided by Apple.


    You can enable it in older models:


    (1) Use Oynx to turn it on (Oynx is a Mac utility to turn on hidden features on the Mac):


         * download the latest version of Oynx: http://www.titanium.free.fr/download.php

         * make sure you use the correct version of Oynx that corresponds to your MacOSX version

              * (You have to use Tiger, MacOSX 10.7 to use AirDrop)

         * In Oynx, click "Parameters" icon,

              * then click "Misc" button on the tab

              * then check the "Force enabling AirDrop" checkmark to turn it on.




    (2) If you are geeky enough, go to Terminal and type this line:


         defaults write com.apple.NetworkBrowser BrowserAllInterfaces 1


    Then re-log/relaunch Finder.

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