Cannot Connect two mac minis with Airport Extreme
Two Mac Minis [Baryon and TopQuark] are connected to the Internet with an Airport Extreme using 8-port switch.
For Each Mac [Baryon and TopQuark]: System Preferences...Sharing...Fi
le Sharing - all users Read & Write
For Example, Go Network...Baryon...double-
click returns 'Connection Failed.
These Macs are both on a home office network and security/access in not an issue at all. I want both Mac Minis to have full, no login access to each other - not as Guest access.
The urgent problem issue is that TopQuark cannot connect to Baryon. My notes below will illustrate the difficulties with getting this network to function as in ** below. As I have been laboring for some weeks to resolve this - I don’t know what to do next!
I have read:
On The MacMini Baryon… [smb://10.0.1.43]
Selecting System Preferences…Sharing…Share your Connection from: Ethernet…To computers using: Ethernet returns the following:
“If you turn on this port, your Internet Service provider might terminate your service to prevent you from disrupting its network.
In some cases (if you use a cable modem for example [I DO!] you might unintentionally affect the network settings of your ISP sand violate the terms of your service agreement.”
Selecting Go Network…TopQuark returns ‘Connected as: Guest’, showing no files or folders.
Clicking ‘Connect as…” does nothing.
Clicking ’Share Screen…’ does display TopQuark screen and allows login with credentials.
** How do I connect as ‘Registered User’ so that I have full access to all files/folders on TopQuark [and Baryon] from each other? And what is this business about agreement terms violation?
On the MacMini TopQuark… [smb://10.0.1.35]
Selecting Go Network…Baryon… ‘Connect as” returns #1, below
1. ‘There was a problem connecting to the Server “Baryon”. The server may not exist or is not available at this time…’
[Baryon Macintosh HD is R/W everyone et al, same as TopQuark]
2. Clicking ’Share Screen…’ does display Baryon screen and allows login with credentials.
#2 seems inconsistent with #1 as I can work on the shared screen as if on Baryon.
Each MacMini is OSX 10.9.5 and has only a single Admin account with same credentials and a Guest account. Firewall is off on both MacMinis
CMD-K - Connecting to smb://10.0.1.43…', etc fails
Full Read/Write/Print access for all Administrative users.
TopQuark uses Parallels 10 / Windows 8.1, however Sharing is only done with Mac OSX.
Printing this Baryon TextEdit document from Baryon to HP LaserJet P2055…@TopQuark works!
As these MacMinis are less then 3 feet apart, seems they should get along better?