How to Connect Two MacBook Pros

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The Apple MacBook Pro series of laptops are geared toward more professional environments and have higher specifications than the lower-priced MacBook series. Apple computers running the Mac OS X operating system use the Apple Filing Protocol over TCP/IP to share files and printers with each other. You can connect two MacBook Pros together over a network by configuring the sharing settings in the System Preferences.

  • Connect to a network, such as a switch or a router. The connection can be wired or wireless.

  • Click the System Preferences icon in the Dock.

  • Click "Sharing."

  • Click to place a check mark next to "File sharing."

  • Click the plus sign under "Shared Folders" to add a folder to share on the network.

  • Click the Finder icon in the Dock.

  • Click the "Go" menu at the top of the screen, then click "Network."

  • Double-click the other MacBook Pro, and enter its username and password to connect to it and access its shared files.

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  • Perform these steps on both MacBook Pro computers.
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