Can you hook up a mac to mac?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Col127, Sep 30, 2003.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2003
    I was wondering if it was possible to hook a mac directly up to another mac. If you can, what kind of plug do you use? A RJ45 cable (ethernet) or what?

    I always thought you can use a firewire cable to hook them up, but the ends are different so I guess not :p
  2. macrumors 68030


    Jan 18, 2002
    behind you
    you need a 6 pin to 6 pin firewire to do that, not a 6 to 4. Ethernet will work as well.
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 16, 2002
    Stilwell, Kansas
    You can hook up two Macs with a firewire cable. How to link. . You may need a different firewire cable.

    It is easier to use a crossover cable (or if they are modern Macs, a regular ethernet cable as the ethernet ports can auto-detect) and setup file sharing and share files that way.
  4. macrumors 65816


    Sep 10, 2003
    If you are hooking up two macs that support Gigabit Ethernet, just use an RJ45 cable. If not, go Firewire. Those are your fastest routes.
  5. macrumors member

    Jan 26, 2003
    If you use FireWire Target Disk mode, just don't forget to unmount the Mac before you pull the plug -- you risk corrupting your disk if you do.

    Otherwise, it's practically foolproof.

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