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Connecting two Apple Macs via wireless

Hello again,

I was wondering if someone could help me, I am trying to connect two apple macs together. They are both connected to the same router through a wireless connection. I have turned on file sharing on both apple macs. One is running leopard and the other OSX. I have looked in Network Preferences and then local where the other network devices would usually appear but the macs don't seem to be picking each other up...

Thanks for any help in advance
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brookba
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Eoin OSullivanConsultantCommented:
There are a number of possible reasons.

1. Are firewalls OFF on both Macs? You can re-enable once you get it going.
2. Get the IP address of each mac .. (it should be visible in your Network System Preference under  Airport)
3. Open Terminal and see can you PING one from the other using their IP addresses
  e.g.  type ... ping 192.168.1.1
4. If you get a reply then it means that they are on the network but that perhaps the AFP or SMB ports are blocked.
    If you get no reply then there is probably an issue with traffic being blocked by the router.

Let us know how far you get

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