Don't you mean that the other way around? If the two computers are on 10 or 100 Mbit, then the connection will probably be slower than FW400 or 800. But a 1 Gbit connection should be faster than FW.... FWIW, Gigabit ethernet is only on the 15/17" PBs, the iMac and the PMs.7on said:unless the two computers are on gigabit ethernet, then that should be faster than fw.
Are we talking about G4 powerbooks? If so, they have Airport Extreme, right? I realize I spoke too quickly before. They can definitely Bonjour/Rendezvous chat over AE. I'm not 100% sure they can do it over Firewire.iminimac said:i have the computers connected via firewire
will ichat bonjour messaging just work or do i need to do anything
and how do i share files between the computers (is an icon brought up and i click and drag?)
How are you doing it? You have to have the airport cards on, and then on both computers, open the bonjour "buddy" list. You may have to change your firewall settings. But you do not need an internet service, AFAIK, to make it work. That's the whole point....iminimac said:i tried using airport extrme via the two computer and whenever i had no internet i can not do bonjour message
do i need internet to do this or could i do it via firewire and no internet