Transferring from iBook to iMac

elliotay

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I've got a flat-screen 800 mHz iMac and a 500 mHz iBook and I use VPC on the iBook to download music. Anyone know the best way to connect the two computers so I can transfer the data between them? Firewire maybe? But I've connected them and I know how to use one as like an external hard drive for the other, but the requires restarting. I also have an iPod, but I can't get the iPod to mount or even be recognized when I plus it into my iBook. Any ideas? Thanks.
 

gbojim

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Connect them with an Ethernet cable, enable file sharing on one of them (doesn't matter which one), browse to the shared drive and copy.
 

elliotay

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I thought about that and I can't because I'm using the ethernet port on my iMac to be plugged into the wall. My iMac is also serving as an airport base station to send a signal to my iBook. Any other ideas?
 

elliotay

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Yea I tried the firewire method, but it only works for me if i restart both computers. That takes far too long. Even restarting one computer seems silly. I was hoping for some alternative method.
 

evildead

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Originally posted by elliotay
I thought about that and I can't because I'm using the ethernet port on my iMac to be plugged into the wall. My iMac is also serving as an airport base station to send a signal to my iBook. Any other ideas?
sounds like its time for you to set up a network... get a hub or a switch a swith is better. You can pick up a 4 port switch for under $50. Plug one port into the wall, one into your iMac and one into your iBook. Do you have an internet connection for your iBook? You may want to get a router with a built in switch if you cant just get an IP from a DHCP server for both computers and just usinging a switch.

-evildead