Ethernet or Firewire

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by clause, May 5, 2008.

  1. clause macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2008
    I have a G-4 that i would like to use as a Server for MAMP while building a web site use ing the MacBook.
    As i have read in the user guide, file exchange between computers would be a drag and drop style with Firewire.
    Question: how can i set up a connection between the two that would allow me to work in the files in the G-4 from the MacBook without the drag and drop routine, to be able to work directly in the other machine from the other.
    what would work, fireWire or Ethernet.​

    Do i need to set up a network.
    Details of the two.
    G-4--> 1.2 GHz CPU speed - 512 KB / L2 Cache (per CPU) - 1.25 GB Ram - 133 MHz Bus speed - 4.8.7f1 Boot ROM Version.
    The MacBook is; 2.16 GHz Processor - 4MB L2 Cache (per processor) - 1 GB Ram - 667 MHz Bus speed - MB21.00A5.B07 Boot ROM Version.
    Thank you.
  2. beatsme macrumors 65816


    Oct 6, 2005
    Ethernet. It's faster than FireWire (assuming you get a router than can handle Gigabit speeds) and generally easier to deal with. You can set up a small network with a Cisco router and never have to worry about it.

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