data transfer by LAN

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by fev, Aug 13, 2007.

  1. fev macrumors newbie

    May 16, 2007
    Hi guys, I currently have a mac mini G4 (1.42) 10.4.10 with 1Gb of Ram. I have just bought a new macbook and when it arrives (tomorrow with luck) I need to transfer all my "stuff" across. I want to do this by LAN cable but am unsure how to connect the 2 macs together.
    Any advice greatly appreciated,
  2. jdechko macrumors 68040

    Jul 1, 2004
    It seems the easiest way is to use the Setup Assistant / Migration assistant, but that requires a Firewire cable. They're pretty cheap and you'll get a throughput of ~400Mbps rather than the ~100Mbps using a LAN Cable.

    Instructions can be found here and here

    I recall one account saying that the entire process took about 20 minutes.

    If you still want to do it via LAN, take a look here.

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