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I am currently using my laptop hardlined to my modem, and have my husband connected wireless through my airport. So he is connected to my computer, basically using it as a router.
Is there a way for me to send him a message or anything?
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Google 'instant messaging'. You'll find a ton of free options. AIM, ICQ, Yahoo Messenger, etc...
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I know about IM servicing. I am talking about computer to computer network messaging. Like through my network without third party software. I know you can do it in windows, so I just need to find out how to with mac. Thanks tho!
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I just tried this on my home network and the following procedure should work. On both computers launch iChat and open its preferences. Go to the accounts section and click the Bonjour option and check the box marked "Enable this account".

When you are ready to send your husband a message double click his screen name. This should bring up a message window for you to send a message. Should work for audio messages as well if mics are attached to your computers but I have not tried it.

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If u do not see his screen name to select then Click iChat/Window for this;


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Jane - check out the rules - double posting is a no - no.
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I thought I answered this a few minutes ago but I guess not. Lets try again shall we? I tested the following on my home network and it seems to work for me. If it doesn't there is likely a firewall issue that needs to be resolved.

On both computers Launch iChat and go to iChat's preferences. Click on the "Accounts" section. In the left side of the window make sure Bonjour is checked. Also make sure that the "Enable this account option is checked. It probably wouldn't hurt to set up a completely different iChat screen name first that way you don't accidentally send the message through the regular messaging servers.

Now that the setup is done double click your husband's screen name to bring up a message window. Compose and send the message as usual. iChat has a quick overview in its help files if you type something like Bonjour messaging.

@Colin: Thanks. your message must have posted while I was typing. That explains why I thought I had answered it. For a minute I thought I was completely batty all of a sudden.

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I thought I answered this a few minutes ago but I guess not. Lets try again shall we? I tested the following on my home network and it seems to work for me. If it doesn't there is likely a firewall issue that needs to be resolved.

On both computers Launch iChat and go to iChat's preferences. Click on the "Accounts" section. In the left side of the window make sure Bonjour is checked. Also make sure that the "Enable this account option is checked. It probably wouldn't hurt to set up a completely different iChat screen name first that way you don't accidentally send the message through the regular messaging servers.

Now that the setup is done double click your husband's screen name to bring up a message window. Compose and send the message as usual. iChat has a quick overview in its help files if you type something like Bonjour messaging.

You did...it was double posted.

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Thanks for catching that. I forgot that I have iChat already set to display that list. Didn't think ti mention it.

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I thought I answered this a few minutes ago but I guess not. Lets try again shall we?


You did answer it, but i posted this at 8:15 and you posted in the other thread at around 9:00. So its not like I posted after your post. So, I guess I hve to try again.
This post was supposed to include the fact that I wanted to do this without a messaging service at all.
Im more wanting to send like a pop up message to him, like an alert. Not with a messaging service. Thanks for all the input guys/gals!
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No problem. I was just really confused there for a bit. I was watching football at the same time so I just chalked it up to that. lol

I'm sure someone will correct me if I am wrong but I think Bonjour messaging through iChat does avoid using any other messaging service. In this mode messages only go to other users on your network so there shouldn't be a need for any outside services

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And exactly why Crossposting is not an accepted action in forums.
All it does is create confusion amongst those attempting to help.
It does not necessarily cause a response any sooner as evidenced by the first response still occurring in the first thread.
Additional info should be added in the existing thread, not by starting a new one.

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