My wife and I use Macs, iOS devices, and Apple networking gear. We're thinking about sharing the desk where my Mac Pro is; as a result, if she needs the desk, and I need a computer, I'd have to use her MacBook Pro. What's the best way to network our computers so that we could do our work from whatever computer we're using, have music and/or programs available, etc.? Some details inside. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock
on Nov 1, 2013 -
I am trying to access my home Mac remotely from the office (I use RealVNC). Unfortunately, there was an Internet outage, which is restored, but the Mac is no longer connected to the Internet. It is however connected to the router, which is accessible from the Internet. AFAIK the only way I can get the Mac reconnected is to reboot it. Is there any way I can reboot the Mac via the router? Or is there some other way to restore the Internet connection to the Mac remotely? I am pretty ignorant on these matters. Thanks for your help.
posted by Mo' Money Moe Bandy
on Jul 23, 2013 -
Mac OSX Networking: Can I configure different applications to use different Network services to connect? How do I do that? [more inside]
posted by vacapinta
on Sep 21, 2011 -
Home Networking Help. For some strange reason my home network has stopped working properly. I have lost all connections between computers, can't print anymore, and some computers are having trouble getting IP addresses. I've been banging my head against the wall for a while on this and would appreciate some help. [more inside]
posted by sauril
on May 15, 2011 -
OSX Snow Leopard and Win XP File permissions are not playing nice. The Mac seems to be writing permissions so that users on the windows XP file server cannot change or move the files. It says that you have to have "domain/user" permission.
Is there a way to set permissions on the mac side so that all content created on the mac will have permissions set to be open for all users to modify. Or anyone have any other ideas of what could be causing this problem? Thanks in advance for any advice.
posted by pleuroma
on Apr 23, 2010 -
I have two computers, a Mac and a PC. Can I set up my network so that I can play a game on the PC and view it on my Mac? [more inside]
posted by inturnaround
on Jan 22, 2010 -
Is there an app for Macs that will allow me access to my Twitter, Facebook and MySpace feeds all at once INCLUDING the Facebook and MySpace instant messaging chatting with online friends? I've been using Tweetdeck which is awesome, but I would like the added feature of being able to chat directly with my online friends via the chat client.
posted by stlboi
on Dec 29, 2009 -
I have an old iBook G4 (Tiger) that I would like to use as a low-budget "media server". I'd like to set it up with an external hard drive so that our other two computers (laptop running Vista and netbook running XP) can access its files over our wireless network. [more inside]
posted by rossination
on Jun 16, 2009 -
Please help me troubleshoot my (cross-platform) home network. Networking already works via wi-fi, but not via ethernet cable. [more inside]
posted by snarfois
on Jun 7, 2009 -
Is file sharing with Mac OS X 10.5 completely unreliable, or am I doing something wrong? [more inside]
posted by arniec
on Mar 13, 2009 -
Is there a way I can monitor latency to gaming servers easily in OSX, preferably through a widget? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim
on Apr 19, 2008 -
Ok, since apple has released the new 802.11n revision of the Airport Express, and ebay is getting some decent deals on the 802.11g models, are there any strong reasons to get the n version if I just want to stream music from itunes? [more inside]
posted by SECONDHANDSMOTE
on Apr 8, 2008 -
In transferring files between a mac pro and a macbook can I increase transfer speed by connecting the two via firewire, ethernet AND wireless simultaneously?
posted by unofficialsquaw.com
on Feb 1, 2008 -
What are the core tech support skills needed to work in a school district and how can I improve those skills this weekend? [more inside]
posted by fenriq
on Oct 27, 2007 -
Help me recommend XServe to my boss and our client. Please share your personal experience with the XServe hardware and software, particularly the GUI tools for service management. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream
on Jun 11, 2007 -
One modem, two computers-a Mac and a PC. How do I do this? Can it be done if the two computers are on separate floors of the house? Not so good with computers... [more inside]
posted by yodelingisfun
on May 15, 2007 -
Is it possible to configure a Mac OS X Server to route incoming and outgoing traffic via two different interfaces? [more inside]
posted by ijoshua
on Apr 26, 2007 -
Help me fill my home with music: I want to play my iTunes library over two separate home stereo systems at the same time. What's the easiest, cheapest way to do this? [more inside]
posted by fearless_yakov
on Feb 4, 2007 -
Help me find a Mac friendly wireless router? I've got a broadband neophyte Mac-using brother stuck in the wilderness. He just got DSL, but the router he has only uses PC software, and there's nobody even semi-local who can help him. Are there any wireless routers out there known for their Mac-friendliness? That is, come with Mac software for setup, have Mac-oriented support, etc?
posted by Dunwitty
on Jan 28, 2007 -
MacNetworkingFilter: Setting up a print server in a small office–Ethernet, AppleTalk, wireless, oh my… Lots [more inside]
posted by al_fresco
on Dec 10, 2006 -
Internet access at home comes and goes, but can be resolved by resetting (powering on/off) the cable modem. Sometimes has to be done once a day, sometimes once every 30mins. No obvious pattern. What could be causing this? [more inside]
posted by modernnomad
on Sep 26, 2006 -
osx networking problems (in triplicate) Several parts: I have a grey g4 in the 400mhz range that I'm trying to set up as a music server, and I'm having some network problems. Inside you will find a dead ethernet port, a banal remote desktop query, and a question about network printer sharing. [more inside]
posted by cmyr
on Sep 6, 2006 -
I'd like to get internet service from my office (in a renovated garage) into the house. I bought two Belkin powerline ethernet adaptors, but I can't get them to work. Belkin says that they do not support Macs (I have two Macs, no Windows). Has anyone out there used powerline ethernet with Mac?
posted by gteffertz
on Sep 6, 2006 -
I have a G5 running MacOS 10.4 and a very old Win98 Compaq that has a certain sound card required for a piece of Generative Music software by Brian Eno. I have a wireless network at home for the mac, but the PC does not have a wireless card. Can I connect the Mac and the PC via an ethernet crossover cable and control the PC from the Mac?
posted by tonyballinger
on May 25, 2006 -
wifi sharing via USB dongle filter: Is it possible to share network/internet connection via a usb dongle (from XP)? if so how? [more inside]
posted by mule
on Apr 7, 2006 -
Is it possible to route audio from a Mac's built-in mic (or other audio source) over a network to another machine in mostly-realtime? If so, how? [more inside]
posted by namespan
on Apr 1, 2006 -
We're a small humanitarian organization, with an HQ of about 15 people. I have little networking experience, and have been tasked with the imminent set-up of our network as we move from within a larger institution (a hospital) to our own offices. I want to make sure the architecture I have in mind will do what I want it to do.
posted by iconoclastic flow
on Mar 9, 2006 -
Mac network/backup/storage questions. Any Mac gurus willing to throw their 2 cents at me? [more inside]
posted by Richat
on Jan 25, 2006 -
I would like to network an older iMac (os 8.6) to an WinXp box so they can share a cable modem. Both have network cards and both have usb.
What would be the best way to do this? Will I need special software for the mac? [more inside]
posted by nyxxxx
on Sep 28, 2005 -
I'm getting an OSX laptop Monday after the keynote, and I'm trying to figure out how to get to place nice with my XP desktop. [more inside]
posted by keswick
on Jun 1, 2005 -
I've got a mac and a PC sharing the same desk, both on a 802.11g network, but file transfer between the two is atrociously slow, like only a couple hundred kb/sec. Is there any way to transfer lots of data quickly between the two (like several Mb/sec)? A crossover ethernet cable between the two? USB? Firewire?
posted by mathowie
on Mar 31, 2005 -
Can you advise on printing to a Windows PC printer from a Mac OSX machine, over a network? [more inside...] [more inside]
posted by skylar
on Dec 1, 2004 -
iMacFilter. I'm attempting to connect my slot-loading iMac to a SBC DSL router. I can't get the iMac to recognize the DSL connection or locate the modem.
In my attempts to rectify this, I reorganized the hard drive using Discwarrior. Now the computer somehow boots up with MacOS 9.2, even after an OSX re-install. Help!
posted by JDC8
on Sep 10, 2004 -
I have a PC with WinXP Pro. She has an iBook with Mac OS X. Together they
share a router. e:\ is where I shove all my
music. How can I make this available to her to copy what she wants to her machine or her ipod?
posted by pieoverdone
on Aug 7, 2004 -
I'm helping some friends of mine set up a small house network with a cable router. They have two PC's running XP and an Imac with 96MB RAM, OS 8.1.
I do not know much at all about Macintosh computers, and I couldn't find any info regarding the ability to see files on the network, cross platform. I basically want to have access to the music files on one of the PCs from the Imac. [more inside]
posted by Keyser Soze
on Jan 6, 2004 -