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Network with Firewire

by mijal / February 5, 2010 6:49 AM PST

I have tried to set up a network between my iMac 2.4GHZ Intel Core 2 Duo with OS10.6.2 and my Mac G4 Power PC Processor 867 with OS 10.5.8. Why can I not get it to work?

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You didn't plug the Firewire cables in!
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 5, 2010 8:21 AM PST
In reply to: Network with Firewire

Based on the information you gave us, that is a valid answer. Silly, isn't it?

So, did you do this?
Setting up firewire or ethernet
To Panther and Tiger, Ethernet and FireWire are almost the same thing; it?s easy to set up either.

1. Open System Preferences and click on the Network icon.
2. Choose New Location from the Location pop-up menu.
3. Name the new location Ad Hoc (for reference) and click on OK.
4. Click on Apply Now. (This will disable any active network connection you have.)

OS X will create a new location with an entry for each networking interface installed on your machine. If you view the items listed in the Show pop-up menu, you should see AirPort (if you have an AirPort card), Built-in Ethernet, and Built-in FireWire. The default configurations for each should work.

For FireWire, you now daisy-chain your computers, using FireWire cables. For Ethernet, you now connect two computers with a cable, or connect several computers with one or more Ethernet hubs or switches.


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Thank you
by mijal / February 5, 2010 9:26 AM PST

Thank you mrmac. I'll let you know how it works.

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