I'm pretty sure I asked this before but can't recall.<br><br>If you have 2 macs, non-portable, say a G4 and a G5, and you want to run one wirelessly, can you do it like this?<br><br>1 mac hooked up to modem with airport card installed and running Airport software. 2nd mac has airport card installed and running airport software.<br><br>Is this possible using the software airport basestation?<br><br>Another question,<br>how does that person share files between the 2 macs without burning a CD? Can they "mount" the 1st mac on the desktop of the 2nd mac and vice versa via the GO menu/file sharing in system prefs?<br><br>
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First question- yeah, you should be able to do that. Just start the software base station on the one Mac, and then just turn on your Airport card in the 2nd Mac, and it should detect the network.<br><br>2nd question- Absolutely. Turn on file sharing on both Macs, and you will be able to mount either computer on either desktop as a network volume. <br><br>p.s. I will get to your PM soon...<br><br>[color:red]C'mon...you know me.</font color=red>
Like Pete said, just turn on file sharing. If you're running 10.3, you don't need to go to the Go menu. Instead, click on the Network icon in the Finder and you'll get a list of the mountable drives. It's very very easy. I have four Macs and one PC wirelessly connected and one Mac connected via ethernet to the router, and everything, including the PC, just shows up.<br><br>
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I did what this guy posted and it works great and is very handy<br><br>"Have you assigned fixed ip addresses to your macs? If not then it would help.<br><br>give each of your macs an ip of 10.0.0.1, 10.0.0.2, 10.0.0.3 etc or if you dont want to then give each mac a unique rendezvous name or do both.<br><br>then in safari on your wifes laptop you can enter this in address bar<br><br>afp://username:firstname.lastname@example.org or<br><br>afp://username:password@rendezvousname<br><br>just replace the username and password with the real username and password but dont press enter. just drag the address from safari to the desktop and this will make a bookmark on the desktop, clicking this should auto log you into the serving mac."<br><br>In addition, I copied an ibook icon and pasted it to the login url for my ibook, and that is sitting on my iMac desktop. I did the same with my iMac login on the ibook using an iMac icon. So I just double click on the icon on my desktop, a window pops up for you to pick the directory to open, and there you go.<br><br><br><br><br>For Mike
I prefer to use the rendezvous over the fixed address. That way when friends come over with their iBooks, I don't have to manually assign them an IP address. They usually have theirs set to DHCP anyway. The only thing I need to do is enter their MAC address in the allowable machines in the airport router - which I have done already.<br><br><br><br>
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