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Confused connections of 3 Mac network - How solve?

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AMBER93 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Oct 31, 2013 5:14 PM

3 Macs on a wired network to a D-Link Router to a Cisco Modem to Comcast

All are connecting to the internet via the modem

All "see' each other and the master computer which is a MacMini with 10.6.8


The other two use Tiger 10.4.11 and can connect to each other and access each other

but can NOT connect to the one running 10.6.8


They EACH 'see'' the one running SL, but cannot connect - displaying this window which reads:

To see the available shares for server MacMini3 click 'connect"

On clicking "connect" each has the same response: "looking up MacMini3.local"

Afterthe spinning ball for a while a Window comes up reading: 

Connection Failed: the server may not exist or it is not operational at this time. Check the server name or IP address and try again")



Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 1.83 GHz Intel Core Duo 2GB
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,745 points)
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    Nov 1, 2013 10:13 AM (in response to AMBER93)

    I believe both those things mean the SL is connecting to the other two, not that the other two are seeing the SL Mac, only allowing the SL Mac to see them.


    Find IP on computer, of the SL Mac...



    On the other two In finder, select Go menu>Connect to Servers..., type in afp://, like...




  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (114,745 points)
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    Nov 1, 2013 12:57 PM (in response to AMBER93)

    Good work, thanks for the report!


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