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10th March 2006, 06:31 PM
For the first time, as I got hold of a cable for next to nothing I connected my Dell and Powerbook together using the firewire cable.

Windows detects new hardware but is unable to identify the type or download a driver.

What driver do I need to look for to establish the connection?

10th March 2006, 06:51 PM
Why not use a cat 5 crossover cable

10th March 2006, 06:59 PM
There used to be an IP over Firewire driver for Windows but I can no longer find it on Apple's developer site.
Better of taking Pismo's advice.

10th March 2006, 07:00 PM
Is the Firewire device installed properly?

Also try manually allocating IP addresses to both machines.

10th March 2006, 07:13 PM
Ahh, now I think I know what your getting at. Are you trying to map the PowerBook to you Dell laptop?
The only way I can think to do this (without finding the IP/FireWire driver) would be to start the PowerBook in Target Disk mode (hold down the T key when booting) then plug the machines together. You will, however, need Software call MacDrive on you Dell to mount and read/write to the PowerBooks drive.

11th March 2006, 03:14 PM
All your comments were useful in helping me search for the right thing in google. Here is what I ultimately wanted to do.

MacOSXHints (http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20031112091634533)