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Networking (maybe?) our Macs

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 - 6 answers

Explain NAS and file servers to me like I'm five years old. And dim.

I currently have a tangle of external drives hooked to my HTPC. Serving that stuff via UPnP is okay, but I'd like to move my files to a separate device that would then be able to make them available to a motley assortment of devices. Thing is, I'm woefully ignorant about networking and file sharing, having never so much as set up a shared Windows folder. I need help coming up with a game plan. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Mar 31, 2013 - 12 answers

Any way to suppress the "Windows cannot access \\machine\share" error message?

Is there any way to disable the "Windows cannot access \\machine\share" messages that pop up when a network connection disappears? [more inside]
posted by deo rei on Sep 25, 2012 - 7 answers

File sharing borked

Why is file sharing in Mac OS X 10.5.8 suddenly flaking out on me? [more inside]
posted by ocha-no-mizu on Apr 21, 2010 - 4 answers

How can we choose the interface for file sharing in OS X 10.5.8?

How can we choose the interface for file sharing in OS X 10.5.8? [more inside]
posted by rollo tomassi on Feb 17, 2010 - 10 answers

Private file sharing over LAN

Computer 1 (XP SP2) and Computer 2 (XP) are connected to a router. I want to transfer and manipulate files from one on the other. I don't want to use File and Print Sharing. Any solutions? [more inside]
posted by daksya on Aug 2, 2008 - 12 answers

Sambafilter

Issue with Samba (on Ubuntu) file sharing and ownership of files. How do I set it so the ordinary user will not take ownership when saving over a file? (more details inside) [more inside]
posted by ijoyner on Feb 13, 2008 - 1 answer

How to give others access to a folder on my computer?

What's the easiest way for me to host files for friends to download directly off my computer? I'm running Ubuntu 7.10. [more inside]
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints on Jan 23, 2008 - 29 answers

Ghost bit-torrent tracker

How do torrents work? [more inside]
posted by daksya on Jan 12, 2008 - 6 answers

Network reachable, but (Suddenly) file sharing stops working. Any thoughts?

My home network isn't cooperating. It worked fine for months, and then, unexpectedly (after a day of bad electricity (I hate my power company)), it isn't. [more inside]
posted by TrueVox on Jul 17, 2007 - 15 answers

Sharing Files While On Lockdown

How do I share files between a corporate desktop (no admin rights, WinXP Pro) and personal laptop (WinXP Home), via a router. [more inside]
posted by parma on May 4, 2007 - 9 answers

How to share files between two computers connected by a router?

Two computers, one router, no file transfers [more inside]
posted by ye#ara on Jan 17, 2007 - 11 answers

Why is Windows file sharing so slow?

Why is Windows XP workgroup file sharing so slow? [more inside]
posted by pornucopia on Jan 1, 2006 - 7 answers

Can I access my mp3s remotely?

Can I access my files on a Window 2000 machine (at home) from my iBook when travelling? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Sep 10, 2005 - 17 answers

How can I get computers on a wireless and a wired network to see each other?

I can share files between two Windows machines when both are wired to a router. When I go wireless with one, they don't see each other. Wireless internet connection works fine. [More inside.] [more inside]
posted by DevilsAdvocate on Feb 28, 2004 - 4 answers

Networking Windows and Mac OSX 10.3

What is the best way to network my Windows and Mac OSX 10.3 machines? [more inside]

I have a home network set up, but I can't seem to share my whole hard drive with my Windows machine, only public directories. On the flip side, if I set a folder for sharing on Windows, the Mac doesn't automatically detect it, I have to set it to connect to that folder.

Ideally I'd like to be able to access either machine's hard drive no matter which machine I have connected. I'm thinking Firewire networking might be a good solution for this (and faster than my 10/100 switch) but can't seem to find any decent instructions. If I try networking via Firewire, can I restrict so I am only sharing with machines on my network, since Windows file sharing frightens and disturbs me. [more inside]
posted by benjh on Feb 16, 2004 - 6 answers

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