Direct connect to transfer data

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by stealthsniper96, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. stealthsniper96 macrumors regular

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    Hey. my sisters macbook just got here so I'm wondering how I can set up a direct connection between her windows xp laptop and the new macbook? I have an ethernet cable and I would like to be able to just plug them into each other rather than plugging them both into the router. Thanks.
     
  2. steeler macrumors regular

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    I know for sure that you can't do it with a standard Ethernet cable. The wiring won't work. You could use a crossover Ethernet cable to directly connect, but why not just use the router?

    I don't know of any other good ways to do it, except Firewire, assuming your sister's Windows laptop has a Firewire port.
     
  3. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    You can use a standard ethernet cable as all macs have autoswitching ethernet ports.
     
  4. stealthsniper96 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Can you tell me how to set that up? I just need to move a folder from the windows to the mac.
     
  5. merl1n macrumors 65816

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