Ethernet Migration Assistant

Discussion in 'iMac' started by josepht, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. josepht macrumors member

    josepht

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    What kind of ethernet cable do I need to directly connect two iMacs to run Migration Assistant? The new one is a refurb 21" Intel Core i5 2.5GHz and the old one is a 24" Core 2 Duo 3.06GHz. Both are running OS 10.7.

    Thanks a lot!
     
  2. Shasterball macrumors 6502a

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  3. josepht thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks! But I have another stupid question: Would a FireWire cable be faster than an Ethernet cable?
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    If you use Firewire 800, then it would be faster than a 10/100 Mbps cable, but if you use a Gigabit cable (Cat5e or Cat6), then Ethernet is faster, by 20 to 40 MB/s.
     
  5. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Probably close in speed. Ethernet cables are cheaper than FW800
     

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