FireWire to Rescue! (NOT Target Disk Mode story!!)

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by PracticalMac, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. PracticalMac macrumors 68030

    PracticalMac

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    Company I work in is very computer cracking (not hacking) paranoid. No wireless and all the computers, equipment, and even routes have fixed IP addresses assigned, and I was not getting any IP for my MacBook. :(

    I suddenly realized that FireWire also allows networking! :D

    I whipped out my 4-to-6 pin FW cable (used for Camcorder), plugged the 4 to the PeeCee and 6 to you-know-where.

    Went into WinXP “Control Panel” -> “Network Connections”, turned it on,
    checked to make sure FireWALL did not block that port, and
    BAM, I had INTERNET (Angels singing!!) :D :D :D

    Lucky I had WinXP, because MaxiShaft dropped FW network in Vista and 7. :)

    The Mac instantly saw I had IP over the FW port, so I did not have to do a think on the MacBook, and it was so easy to turn on in WinXP I could have hugged Bill Gates! (EEEEeeeeewwwwww). :cool:

    Man, I am glad MacBooks’ have FireWire! :apple:





    Oh, wait…..
     
  2. iShater macrumors 604

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    Great story, but I don't understand your last line. :eek:
     
  3. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    I think the op is referring to new Macbooks no longer offering firewire.
     
  4. iShater macrumors 604

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    Oh! I never noticed that when they revved it up recently. :eek:
     
  5. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    Personally I would have preferred them to charge an extra $3 or $4 and include Firewire.
     
  6. PracticalMac thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yeup

    You mean rev DOWN.

    Its a super design, but the performance and versatility advantage of FireWire 800 makes it a must-have feature on ANY Mac.

    Oh, and when, or IF, the Mac get USB 3, then maybe it will be time to retire FW from the MB's
     

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