Networking from OS8.6 to OSX, PLEASE HELP

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by annac, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. annac macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2008
    Hi, I am hoping that somebody can help me. I have a PowerMac 9600, no usb, no cd burner, just a floppy drive. I bought a new I-Mac (which is like heaven on earth) with Mac OSX. I bought a crossover ethernet cable hoping to link, via Ethernet, the two computers. I do not know the basics of file sharing and linking IP addresses. Would somebody tell me how to do this (specifically) or provide me with a web link with detailed directions? I would love to transfer a lot of files from my old Mac to my new Mac... I know there must be a way, and I am really searching for this solution. I cannot use the Migration Assistant, of course, because there is no firewire capability on the old Mac. Help!!! Thanks in advance.
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    I've never worked with 8.6, so there may be an easier way, but the method that comes to mind is via AFP. You can simply connect a crossover cable from the iMac to the Powerbook and enable file sharing on the iMac (System Preferences, Sharing, File Sharing). 8.6 should support AFP, which is what Leopard will use when sharing by default, so you should be able to simply connect to the afp:// address listed on the Sharing preference pane.

    There are a few "should"s in there, but ah well. I did my best. ;)

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