AFP:Using Firewire instead of Airport when both connected ?!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by skiesforme, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. skiesforme macrumors 6502

    skiesforme

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    #1
    Here's my question:

    When I have my MBP connected to my MB via a Firewire 400/Ethernet cable, I want large file transfers (movies) to go through the faster Firewire/Ethernet connection. But by default, AFP based file transfers always choose the Airport connection and to make the transfer use IP over Firewire, I have to disable Airport on any one machine. Is there a setting/preference option for AFP transfers to use the fastest IP media (firewire/ethernet instead of wi-fi) when mutiple IP interfaces are present ?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    #2
    Not that I'm aware of, but I have always had my system default to the wired connection over the wireless card.

    TEG
     
  3. skiesforme thread starter macrumors 6502

    skiesforme

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    I too thought that should be the default (an logical) case but then it's not happening for me. :(
     

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