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Transfer files using a direct Ethernet connection does it work for MB Air too ?
Authored by: afranz on Apr 15, '09 02:25:55PM

the other day a colleague and I tried this between a MacBook Air, via its USB to ethernet adapter, and a new iMac and it didn't work. Has anyone similar experiences with the Air adapter ?



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Transfer files using a direct Ethernet connection does it work for MB Air too ?
Authored by: leamanc on Apr 15, '09 06:49:34PM

Yes, I have done it and it works as described in the hint. However from time to time when using this method, the two computers just won't see each other. In that case, I set up the IP addresses manually.

So try this:
MacBook Air IP address: 192.168.5.1
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

iMac IP: 192.168.5.2
Subnet Mask: 255.255.255.0

Turn on File Sharing on the machine you want to copy from, connect to it from the other machines, using Finder>Go>Connect to Server, and enter:

afp://192.168.5.x (where x is the last octet of the IP you are connecting to).

(Also, I chose 192.168.5.x for the IPs for a couple of reasons: Apple's Internet sharing uses 192.168.2.x for its addressing; and most home routers use 192.168.0.x. Just to make sure you don't conflict with anything else on the network, pick another number--like 5--that is not already in use on the LAN.)



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Transfer files using a direct Ethernet connection does it work for MB Air too ?
Authored by: jporten on May 05, '09 07:41:05AM

I use 192.168.5.x for Firewire networks, and 192.168.10.x for Ethernet. They're mnemonics: 5 = Firewire; 10 = 10BaseT.

And in the above example, you need to set the router when you're creating manual IP settings. Use the same number for both computers (and better to use the faster of the two), i.e.:

MacBook:
192.168.10.1
255.255.255.0
192.168.10.1

PowerBook G4:
192.168.10.2
255.255.255.0
192.168.10.1



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