View Full Version : Boxee doesnt find my iMac
October 31st, 2008, 12:10 PM
Im having trouble connecting too my iMac over wifi.
It doesnt find it trough the add networks sources part, alltough boxee finds other computers.
I know my iMac is connected too the LAN because i can VNC too it from my laptop. I have tripple checked that file sharing is checked under system settings.
Any ideas on what to try?
October 31st, 2008, 12:22 PM
I had a similar issue. My wireless router is from D-Link and I had to go into it's network settings and enable some network discovery broadcasts (not SSID broadcasts).
Once I did this, I found it fine.
Otherwise, you can add it manually by specifying the IP address.
October 31st, 2008, 12:26 PM
Ive tried adding the ip manually, i get the no files where found error.
Ive got an airport extreme, it doesnt seem to have the discover broadcasts function :-/
October 31st, 2008, 01:01 PM
Try following directions from this post. Describes XBMC method which has differences in menus, but still similar.
October 31st, 2008, 01:16 PM
Thanks, that helped.
The problem was: im a n00b and hadnt turned on Samba sharing, just AFP.
October 31st, 2008, 01:21 PM
Check out this video tutorial I created:
This shows you how to share files from your Mac. I'm almost finished my next tutorial which will be to create a network media source in Boxee and connect to the share you just created.
I might recreate the first one and include a check for software firewall settings (though Mac OS X 10.5.5 automatically allows file sharing through the firewall).
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