2 Replies Latest reply: May 27, 2011 11:59 AM by Lorelei
Lorelei Level 1 (25 points)

All my macs are connected to an Airport network. All are set to share files.  I can connect easily from my Macbook to an old emac but can't connect to my old ibook, which shows on the Finder.  I keep getting the error that that computer "may not exist."  Well, it exists right next to the computer that can't find it.


What am I missing?

MacBook 7, 2.4 GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.7), iPad, iPhone 3Gs ( 4.3.2)
  • K T Level 7 (23,705 points)

    Can you ping between the two?

  • Lorelei Level 1 (25 points)

    No. I got no response. Terminal synopsis (which means nothing to me):


    Last login: Sun May  8 17:58:44 on console

    macbook:~ miriam$ man ping


         ping [-AaDdfnoQqRrv] [-b boundif] [-c count] [-G sweepmaxsize]

              [-g sweepminsize] [-h sweepincrsize] [-i wait] [-l preload]

              [-M mask | time] [-m ttl] [-P policy] [-p pattern] [-S src_addr]

              [-s packetsize] [-t timeout] [-W waittime] [-z tos] host

         ping [-AaDdfLnoQqRrv] [-b boundif] [-c count] [-I iface] [-i wait]

              [-l preload] [-M mask | time] [-m ttl] [-P policy] [-p pattern]

              [-S src_addr] [-s packetsize] [-T ttl] [-t timeout] [-W waittime]

              [-z tos] mcast-group




         The ping utility uses the ICMP protocol's mandatory ECHO_REQUEST datagram

         to elicit an ICMP ECHO_RESPONSE from a host or gateway.  ECHO_REQUEST

         datagrams (``pings'') have an IP and ICMP header, followed by a ``struct

         timeval'' and then an arbitrary number of ``pad'' bytes used to fill out

         the packet.  The options are as follows:



         -A      Audible.  Output a bell (ASCII 0x07) character when no packet is

                 received before the next packet is transmitted.  To cater for

                 round-trip times that are longer than the interval between trans-

                 missions, further missing packets cause a bell only if the maxi-

                 mum number of unreceived packets has increased.



         -a      Audible.  Include a bell (ASCII 0x07) character in the output

                 when any packet is received.  This option is ignored if other

                 format options are present.