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Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by DP-UK, Dec 5, 2004.

  1. DP-UK macrumors newbie

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    I have two G4 cube and need to link them so I can transfer files via ethernet. Can anybody help?
    Do I need a router or can I connect them directly?

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  2. cfd macrumors member

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    If you have the latest firmware update applied, (4.1.9), you can use Target disk mode and a firewire cable. The target machine will appear as an external hard drive on the other unit. Instructions are here.

    If you're dead set on ethernet, you need a crossover ethernet cable, assign different static IP addresses on the same subnet to each machine and do it that way.
     
  3. brap macrumors 68000

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    Yep. Says so here.
     
  4. moot macrumors regular

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    In the past I've just stuck an ethernet cable in the two computers. On one start file sharing via the system preferences box. And on the other from finder, click on Go then Connect to server. It then just seems to work for me. I just use the ethernet cable which came with my ADSL modem.
     
  5. haiggy macrumors 65816

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    Depends which computers you have. I believe cross-over cables are used for older machines.
     

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