ETA: Got it! I was trying to explain the problem to metherion and he said, "But Mom, if I can see your SharedDocs folder on my computer and drag things out of it, why can't I just drag things *into* it and have them show up on your computer?" Holy cow. It worked!
Ever since metherion
pimped hubby and me into House
, we've been watching the first season twice a week in a placid sort of way. Then the schedule-to-come showed that the station showing them was going to skip a bunch, so metherion
used my flash drive to transport an ep to my computer, I burned it to a DVD and we watched it. Then we watched another one, and hit the Vogler arc, and now we can't transport them fast enough! Metherion sneakernetted five more eps today and I burned a nice long DVD, but we *watched* three eps tonight, because we are hooked on House like House on Vicodin.
Why so low-tech, you may ask? After all, metherion logs onto the Intarweb through our home wireless network. If I could pull the eps onto my computer directly from his, it would be House Heaven! Well, I spent part of an afternoon futzing with my (Windows XP) 'puter and his (PowerBook G4, i.e., Mac) laptop, and HE can now download whatever I want to put into my SharedDocs folder... but *I* can't get into HIS computer, which was the whole point!
He has all the right doodads clicked under Network Sharing and his default workgroup has been renamed to the name of our home network, etc., etc., etc... I can SEE his computer on "View Workgroup Computers" where it shows up as "metherions-computer.local" but when I double-click on it, I get asked for a frickin' username and password.
WHAT username and password?!!! I tried the one he uses to make system changes on his computer, but that's not what it wants. I don't HAVE a username and password on this 'puter, nor did I set one up for the wireless network (yeah, I know, bad geek, no donut). I tried the standard username and password for my router to no effect.
I've been googling for quite a while but I can't seem to find the right information. Help!