Ethernet to Firewire converter for the New MB

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by easy-mac, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. easy-mac macrumors member

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  2. polaris20 macrumors 68020

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    I don't see how that would work. Just because you're converting the plug type from ethernet to firewire doesn't mean the MB has the internal circuitry to do the rest.
     
  3. Drumjim85 macrumors 68030

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    this is made to get Ethernet protocol on fw for troubleshooting...
    apart from the ports working, apple would also have to support it with at least the software, and very possibly the hardware...
     
  4. Shurran macrumors member

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    Holy Moses - this is just a port converter so you can test firewire and USB cables with TrendNets cable tester. Absolutely nothing else.

    I wish people would search forums
     
  5. iShater macrumors 604

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    False alarm, been posted and researched already, nothing to see here.

    But thanks for joining our hopeful spirit. :)
     
  6. Milk*is*tasty macrumors member

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    Someone needs to make a sticky with a FAQ containing this info.

    I'm kind of surprised at how people can even begin thinking you can magically start using your NIC as a FW-controller though. It just doesn't make sense.
     
  7. Project Alice macrumors member

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    I dont know if will work or not, but eithernet is firewire, its the same ieee 1394 controller, so if not there is one that will. if i find one ill link it.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_1394
     
  8. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

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    Umm... no.
     
  9. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    I read the article, and there is nothing to suggest that ethernet is firewire. They have some similarities, and speculate on a combo controller.
     
  10. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Not quite.

    An alternative connector for FireWire can be an Ethernet style jack, but that does not mean normal Ethernet ports are capable of FireWire (IEEE1394) data transfer.
     

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