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Oliver Barker

Migration Assistant Via Ethernet Help

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After receiving a Mac Mini for christmas I immediately realised I would have to use some sort of migration assistant to transfer well over 100Gb's of DATA from my 1st Gen MacBook over to the Mini. However both have different firewire ports and I'd rather avoid purchasing an adapter if possible. Over wireless it is impossibly slow so thats out of the question (left it over night, 15% in 10hours). I read that it is possible using an ethernet lead, plugged directly from one machine to the other however i cannot link the two machines together using it and it still tries over WIFI. Any ideas?

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Buy the firewire 800 to 400 cable. It's painful to do the migration over ethernet, and I've never even bothered to try doing it over wifi. The fw400 to 800 cable will only cost a few pounds, and will save you much, much effort.

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Buy the firewire 800 to 400 cable. It's painful to do the migration over ethernet, and I've never even bothered to try doing it over wifi. The fw400 to 800 cable will only cost a few pounds, and will save you much, much effort.

 

Totally agree with Graham. I did this back in February and the 400 to 800 is the best way.

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