Just a few things to remember about file sharing:
- Yes, both macs have to be connected via wifi or ethernet on the same network
- Both macs need to be logged in as administartors
- Both macs have to show sharing enabled for the same type of files (see example). If you're going to share physical files then you would select "File Sharing"
- Make sure that when you select File Sharing that you also click the plus ( + ) sign at the bottom to add the specific files you want to share.
- If you click the "Options" button you will be given options to share with a Windows based machine. Here you will have to type in the credentials for that machine to give it access. This option is not needed for sharing mac to mac.
- In the "Users" section of this window you need to add the people who you want to grant access to and at what level of access you'd like them to have.
Hopefully this will help you to start sharing.
Thanks DL, I have been through your checklist and I have opened up and ticked 'guest user' on both just to be sure.
So far as I can tell, still nothing.
Hoping you might have ideas to go from here? Could we go back to my questions earlier, I would like to know if the router is the problem or nothing to do with it. I dont expect anyone to talk me through my particular piece of hardware for the router, but maybe some tech terms to hunt down in its settings would be great.
B and T
Thankyou for the help with this, we eventually figured the problem was with the router. It had a security block switch to stop computers networking through it (only allows them onto the net). When I switched off the block it didnt actually register on the router, mainly due to the poor software failing to do as it indicated unless I switch it off and on again and danced in a clockwise direction. Everything on the Macs and my own work had been fine!