Connection issue between Macs.

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
I have a 24" iMac 2.8 C2D, 2 gb ram, running latest 10.5.8, plus an iBook 1.33ghz PPC G4 running 10.5.8, plus a MBP (recent) running 10.5.8 plus all updates.

The issue:

On the iMac I see the iBook and MBP in shared computers and am able to connect to both and transfer files both ways, no problem. However, on both iBook and MBP I see the iMac in shared computers, but attempts to connect result in "connect failed". The logins are the same on all 3 computers and the password is also the same. The iMac connects very quickly to both the iBook and MBP, but when I try to connect to the iMac from either laptop, it takes a long time then fails.

Both laptops connect to each other with no problem; it's only the connect to the iMac that has an issue.

All 3 systems have file sharing set ON for share via AFP, and none have firewall setup.

Anybody have any suggestions?
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