Networking computers together using Firewire?

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  1. alexf macrumors 6502a

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    Can anyone tell me how to network two computers together using a Firewire connection?

    I am using OS X 10.3.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Calvinatir macrumors 6502

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    you Cant go between mac and PC, at least thats what the apple guy said..
     
  3. alexf thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. stoid macrumors 601

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    If it's just one direction, start-up one Mac in target disc mode, and you can mount it's HD on the other Mac just like a regular external HD.

    I know there's also IP over FireWire, but I've never explored that.
     
  5. alexf thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the tip. It's actually the IP over FireWire connection that I'm interested in...

    I created a Firewire port configuration, as instructed by Apple Help, but now what? :confused:
     
  6. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    My memory is a little sketchy on this so bear with me...

    I think what I did was enable the "share internet via Firewire" option under sharing. Maybe. Or if you just plug them together and enable firewire on both you can assign ip's to both and do it that way... although I know there's a way to have one assign via DHCP.

    And I think you *can* share with an XP machine... I seem to recall a hint on the at MacOSXHints.com. Actually I think they also have an article about sharing between two macs... so you might take a peek there.

    Edit: I became unlazy and found the links for you.

    Mac to PC:
    http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20031112091634533

    Mac to Mac:
    http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20031027011901587
     

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