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post #1 of 15
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I have a friend (no, it's really not me!) who needs to transfer his files from his Rev. B iMac to new Combo iBook. What's the best way to do that? Can he hook them up using ethernet cables?

Thanks!

- Pook
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post #2 of 15
your friend can use a crossover cable and AppleTalk to do it. I'm pretty sure there is a tutorial on Apple's site somewhere about that.
post #3 of 15
I'm sure that I will be corrected if I am incorrect, but the combo drive iBook has the ability to sense which type of cable and which type of connection is being used, and will automatically switch the signal to work no matter if you have a crossover or regular ethernet cable. So that means that you can use any ethernet cable to transfer files.

-Ender
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post #4 of 15
Ender you are right you can do it that way <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
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post #5 of 15
[quote]Originally posted by Ender:
<strong>...the combo drive iBook has the ability to sense which type of cable...</strong><hr></blockquote>
Cool!

Didn't know that... I guess you learn something every day.
post #6 of 15
[quote]Originally posted by Ender:
<strong>I'm sure that I will be corrected if I am incorrect, but the combo drive iBook has the ability to sense which type of cable and which type of connection is being used, and will automatically switch the signal to work no matter if you have a crossover or regular ethernet cable. So that means that you can use any ethernet cable to transfer files.

-Ender</strong><hr></blockquote>

You're almost right. Any of the dual USB ibooks auto-sense and switch to accomodate. So do the TiBooks and I believe the towers, too.
post #7 of 15
I thought that's what I said. :confused:

Well, whatever. I knew what I was talking about.

-Ender
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post #9 of 15
[quote]Originally posted by Ender:
<strong>I thought that's what I said. :confused:

Well, whatever. I knew what I was talking about.

-Ender</strong><hr></blockquote>

Well, you said the combo drive iBook has the auto-sensing port. I was just extending that to include all (not just the combo drives) of the dual USB iBooks.
post #10 of 15
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Thanks for all the help! I'll pass the word along right away.

...oh, ScottH, quiet you.

-Pook
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post #11 of 15
thats funny it didn't work for me that way

i simply burned everything to a cd its not that much only 4 gigs can fit in that succker anyway
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post #12 of 15
[quote]Originally posted by PookJP:
<strong>Thanks for all the help! I'll pass the word along right away.

...oh, ScottH, quiet you.

-Pook</strong><hr></blockquote>

God helps those...

Try not to be so helpless.
post #13 of 15
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It's no wonder you're not a mod over here.
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post #14 of 15
[quote]Originally posted by PookJP:
<strong>It's no wonder you're not a mod over here.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Yea the whole pointing people to threads who are to fscking laze to LOOK for a thread on the EXACT same topic with MANY helpful replies already wouldn't fit in here with AI "Look I started a topic aint I cool" culture.
post #15 of 15
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Clearly I started this topic to be cool.
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