Network help

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by mac15, Apr 15, 2002.

  1. mac15 macrumors 68040

    mac15

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    I just got my new iMac yeah
    and I wanted to connect my old imac to my new one and transfer my files over but I don't know what to do
    Its from OS 9 to OS X if that helps
    please its urgent
     
  2. Hemingray macrumors 68030

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    Well if you plan to network via ethernet you'll need a cat5 crossover cable. Or, if you have an ethernet hub or switch, that will work too. Otherwise you'd need some sort of inbetweener device like a Zip drive, Jaz drive, external hard drive, or you'll have to burn a mess of CD's (if your old iMac is one of the CD-RW/Combo models). Otherwise... I dunno what to tell ya! Good luck to ya... and congrats on the new iMac!
     
  3. mac15 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    will a normal ethernet cable woth or will it have to be a crossover cable
     
  4. Hemingray macrumors 68030

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    No, it has to be a crossover cable. The crossover cable has the wires reversed on one end.
     
  5. AlphaTech macrumors 601

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    AS Hemingray stated, either the crossover cable, or a networking hub/switch. Do you have any friends with either item?? If not, then just go to your local computer store, or uber-electronics shop (we have one called you-do-it electronics that has tons of stuff, as well as crossover cables, and other networking hardware). You will also need to share one of the drives in order to move the data. I suggest sharing the one you are pulling the data from. That way, you just need to drop it where you want onto the new computer.

    Another option, which will cost you more then the networking cable, would be to make the hard drive from your old iMac external. Put it into a firewire enclosure and then just mount it as another drive.

    I think the x-over or hub/switch method will be both easier and cheaper for you though. You should be able to get a 6-10' crossover cable for $10-$20. It's been some time since I had to get one, so I don't have current prices. Once you have it though, you should keep it, just in case you need it later.

    Good luck
     
  6. mac15 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    thanks guys
    I'm going to buy one tomorrow and then
    I'm going to install quicktime 6 and listen to all fo my mp3s
    :D
     

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