File Sharing without target disk Mode

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Aldaris, Nov 7, 2004.

  1. Aldaris macrumors 68000


    Sep 7, 2004
    Salt Lake
    Here's my problem...

    I'm trying to have both my PowerMac G4 and PowerBook G4 Burn an iDvd project, having the file on one machine... Is this possible?

    Thanks for any input...

    Dual 1.25Ghz PowerMac G4 (280Gb)
    17" 1.5Ghz Powerbook (80Gb)
    40Gb 4G iPod
  2. Aldaris thread starter macrumors 68000


    Sep 7, 2004
    Salt Lake

    Maybe some of you have also pondered the same situation. Luckily for me in Mac Addicts' recent issue they discussed how to network over firewire, Yes Firewire. (some of you may already be aware of this, but some of you might not.)

    1. Go into System Preferences>Network
    2. Create New Location Name (i.e. FWnet)
    3. Set up new Connection/port type (Built-in Firewire or 6-to-4)
    4. Set up proper Firewalls...
    5. You're ready to network, share files, share internet connection... Everything!

    PowerMac Dual 1.25 G4 280GbHd Combo+Super Ap _ 20 Cinema Display _ 17" PowerBook G4 1.5 Ghz _ Ap Extreme Bs _ iPod 4G
  3. daveL macrumors 68020


    Jun 18, 2003
    Seems like a lot of trouble to go through. You can do the same thing with an ethernet crossover cable. Depending on what vintage your PM and PB are, the connection may be gigabit ethernet. You can get an ethernet crossover cable at most computer stores. I always carry one with me in my laptop bag. Just a thought.
  4. Jsmit macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2004
    You don't need a cross-over cable with most modern Macs. Here is a list of systems that don't need a cross-over cable.

    Thanks for the tip. I knew you could do it just didn't know how. Networking with firewire is faster than 100 bit ethernet. A gigabit connection would be faster, and many Macs (The consumer lines and 12" PB) don't have a gigabit card.

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