file transfer, mac to pc, using firewire

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by abhishekit, Mar 2, 2004.

  1. abhishekit macrumors 65816

    abhishekit

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2003
    Location:
    akron , ohio
    #1
    I want to transfer files from my ibook to my roomates laptop over firewire.
    I added a new port in network port config., selected builtin-firewire, checked my ftp access on, gave an ip manually to my comp using dhcp.
    then cheked off all other ports, so only firewire port is active..
    but still no luck..what do i need to do with teh windows xp, and what more with my ibook..?
    thanks a lot

    edit: should i select '6-4' instead of 'built in firewire' when i make the new port? coz his firewire port has only 4 pins...what else?
     
  2. janey macrumors 603

    janey

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2002
    Location:
    sunny los angeles
    #2
    6 to 4 is IPv6 to IPv4.

    You cant do IP over FireWire with PCs because the technology to do so doesnt exist yet.

    edit: actually on second thought i think you can do that in Windows XP, but nothing less.

    last edit: http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20031112091634533 Sorry bout that guess i was wrong :D
     
  3. abhishekit thread starter macrumors 65816

    abhishekit

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2003
    Location:
    akron , ohio
    #3
    edit: i did all that was told in the article...still no luck

    on the windows machine, when we ftp, its says unknown error number
    thanks again
     
  4. abhishekit thread starter macrumors 65816

    abhishekit

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2003
    Location:
    akron , ohio
    #4
    anyone here got this working? I would really appreciate any help
     
  5. jaybird macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2004
    #5
    firewire no USB yes

    Hi
    Just found a iogear cable, gun161. usb transfer PC-PC MAC-MAC PC-MAC.
    jaybird
     
  6. varmit macrumors 68000

    varmit

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2003
    #6
    use a network wire

    Any network wire will do. The Mac is smart enought to realize it needs to flip its network port so that makes the regular wire a cross over cable.

    Just plug it in, turn on Windows sharing, give it a few seconds, then have him browse in Network for your Mac.
     

Share This Page