I am trying to transfer files from my iMac to my macbook pro, both running the same OS X, Mavericks. On the iMac, I have both DVD or CD Sharing and File Sharing checked in the sharing applet in System Preferences. I am using "Connect to Server" on the macbook pro and I have tried using smb://MarksiMac and smb://192.168.1.2, the IP address of the iMac.
In both cases I get the error "There was a problem connecting to the server 'MarksiMac.' The server may not exist or it is unavailable at this time. Check the server name of IP address, check your network connection, and then try again."
1. I have checked and verified the IP address of MarksiMac, and it is correct.
2. On both the laptop and the iMac, I can successfully connect to the Internet: I am using a Netgear N300 wireless router connected to a Linksys Cable modem for Comcast. Therefore, I think the network connection must be OK.
Any ideas would be appreciated.