Fastest connection

Posted by: iraszl

Fastest connection - 06/19/03 12:06 AM

I want to connect two macs permanently to each other with a very fast connection and both to the rest of the network, which is either 100Mbps or 10Mbps Ethernet. The connection needs to be stable, so that I can leave it open for days and be able to work on one machine and save it to the other and vica versa.<br><br>What's the fastest way to connect two workstations?<br><br>Firewire? Is it only target disk mode? One of the machines will not be available to work on, just as a hard drive right?<br><br>Gigabit Ethernet? If I connect the two workstations directly I don't need to buy a switchhub, but will I have gigabit speed between the two machines? Also, I'll not have a free Ethernet port to connect the two machines to the rest of the network.<br><br>Airport extreme? Do I need a basestation or is it enough if I have an extreme card in both macs? Is it fast enough to save hundreds of megs from PS?<br><br>My guess is that I need to buy a gigabit switchhub and connect it to the rest of the network and plug the two workstations in it too, is my thinking right?<br><br>
Posted by: greenme1

Re: Fastest connection - 06/19/03 01:06 AM

There is something called Firewire over IP or something that will allow you to use firewire just like ethernet. I don't know too much about this, but if you can get it working with FW 800 it should be faster then Gbit ethernet and cheaper since you wouldn't need a Gbit hub (which is expensive). If not i would just get a Gbit ethernet hub.<br><br>"If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something. "
Posted by: greenme1

Re: Fastest connection - 06/19/03 01:13 AM

Here's an article on IP over firewire at ADC. you have to be a member to download the software.<br><br>"If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something. "
Posted by: iraszl

Re: Fastest connection - 06/19/03 04:20 AM

That sounds pretty cool! Hope this preview release is stable enough.<br><br>
Posted by: NeilMac

Re: Fastest connection - 06/19/03 07:36 AM

I tried the first version of this, but couldn't get it to work with any sort of stability. Let us know how you get on if you give it a try.<br><br>
Posted by: iraszl

Re: Fastest connection - 07/05/03 12:55 PM

I've read here that IP over Firewire will be built into Panther. Wonder if it's possible to connect more than 2 computers with it?<br><br>
Posted by: greenme1

Re: Fastest connection - 07/05/03 08:47 PM

Use a normal FireWire hub, i heard that will work the same as an Ethernet hub. <br><br>
Posted by: iraszl

Re: Fastest connection - 07/06/03 12:07 AM

cool thanks!<br><br>