5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 2, 2007 6:31 PM by pcbjr
Asiago Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I have no clue if this is posible but I would like to be able to connect to my imac down stairs from my macbook up stairs to send documents instantly.

I currently use an app called gdisk. Up loud my files (mostly documents) then come downstairs turn on gdisk on my imac download the files then print the files I need.

I believe I need my ip address which I got here
http://www.ipchicken.com/
then I went to find and said connect to finder. But I have no clue after that.

Is it posible to have my imac down stairs as an icon on my sidebar my macbook? Where I can just dobule click and have acess to transfer files.
if so is there any videos or step by step websites to help with this.
Thanks.

intel iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.7)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (120,075 points)
    I don't think you need that Outside IP of your Mac.

    Find the Local IP of the 2 Macs, if they're the same on the forst 3 numbers, then just turn Personal File Sharing on on both, then in the Go Menu of the Finder... type in afp://10.0.1.2 or whatever the IP of the other one is.

    We'll cover more when I hear the results.
  • James Theberge1 Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
    I have the same sitatuion and tried this But
    When i select Go in finder and connect to the other mac I can never log in as a registered user i always get "connection failed unknown user or password "
    I've checked everywhere and cant find the problem.

    Any ideas?
  • irvind Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
    Find the Local IP of the 2 Macs, if they're the same
    on the forst 3 numbers, then just turn Personal File
    Sharing on on both, then in the Go Menu of the
    Finder... type in afp://10.0.1.2 or whatever the IP
    of the other one is.


    Sorry to butt in on this thread, but this info just sorted me out after hours of pulling my hair out... Thanks!!!
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (120,075 points)
    Great news!
  • pcbjr Level 2 Level 2 (265 points)
    Not sure I understand your network problem, but to answer at least a part of your question - (Is it possible to have my imac down stairs as an icon on my sidebar my macbook? Where I can just double click and have access to transfer files.) - once you do get a network connection, a globe icon, representing your other Mac (the source you want to send data from), should appear on your desktop (the target or Mac you want to transfer the data to). Before logging out or quiting connection to server on the target, drag that globe icon of the source Mac to your dock of the target Mac; place it immediately to the left of your trash. Then, next time you need to connect to the source (i.e., connect to upstairs from downstairs), you should be able to click that globe icon on the dock of the target/downstairs Mac and be linked to the other (source/upstairs) computer.

    Hope this helps a little bit! It works flawlessly with Airport.