Ethernet Connection

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  1. chickenlegs macrumors member

    chickenlegs

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    #1
    I apologise in advance for this simple question.

    I have two iMacs connected together via an ethernet cable to allow me to swap and share files between both Macs. The ethernet connection is the same for both Macs (DHCP), but the ethernet connection is shown as an orange dot rather than a green dot. Does this indicate a slightly inferior connection as my wi-fi connection shows a green dot?

    Is there any way to improve the ethernet connection?

    Chris
     
  2. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    I'm no expert, but I think it may just indicate that the iMacs can't find the internet with the ethernet connections, while the green dot indicates that the internet is working fine with the WiFi.

    Transfer a large file between the two iMacs... it should be really fast. If so, then it's working fine.
     
  3. chickenlegs thread starter macrumors member

    chickenlegs

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    #3
    Thank you snberk103, sounds like a good reason to me and copying a 200Mb file took about 2 seconds. That's fast enough for me.
    Thank you again for taking the trouble to help me out.
     

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