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Can't connect to another Mac using Bonjour (Snow Leopard)

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Feb 5, 2013 11:50 AM

I was wondering if anyone can point me in the right direction to get this inconvenience fixed, since googling didn't yiled much results.


The Problem:


I have a Mac Pro (3,1) and am trying to connect to a MacBook Pro (5,4) through the Bonjour service. Both run on Snow Leopard (10.6.8).

I open Finder and click on the MBP icon, it opens and says "Connecting..." for about a minute after stating that "Connection Failed".Screen shot 2013-02-05 at 2.32.31 PM.png

This naturally means I can't "Share Screen", which is a very important tool for me.


Here's the thing though, *Sometimes* after trying to connect a couple times, it actually goes through, but is extremely slow (File Sharing), but I can never get Screen Sharing to work.


This happened after we moved and are on a new network, so I'm guessing it has something to do with the IP address or something, since my Mac Pro is wired and the MBP is wireless.


Screen shot 2013-02-05 at 2.34.56 PM.png

The above image seems to describe a possible solution, which I found on from a 2010 thread. I'm hoping someone can simplify the wording of the steps for me so I could possibly get this resolved.


List of things I already tried:


• Disabling all sharing in System Preferences, restarting the computers, enabling File Sharing / Screen Sharing and allowing "Everyone"

• Changing computer names, restarting

• Disabling the Firewall / Enabling the Firewall (Restarting and trying to connect)


Any help is greatly appreciated!

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)


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