Connecting 2 Macbook Pros

Discussion in 'MacBook Air, MacBook & MacBook Pro' started by mig, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. mig

    mig Active Member

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    there are 2 macbook pros. both have windows installed and both have left4dead installed. is there any way we can "daisy chain" the two computers so we can play multiplayer with it?

    we plan on playing at school though so we cant connect to the router or anything like that. i would assume that the internet would be blocked for this sort of thing too.

    any help?
     
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    AFAIK, you can buy a LAN cable to connect both. Then run L4D, open up console and type the IP of the other computer connected :D Im not sure though.
     
  3. mig

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    i read something about needing a crossover cable. first of all, where can i get one of those? and would the computer still have an IP address even if i wasn't connected to the internet?
     
  4. Kenneth

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    No need for a cross over cable. The LAN cards on macs autodetect.
     
  5. mig

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    autodetect meaning? how do i connect to his computer without having to pass through the school network?
     
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    yeah, i'm kind of curious too. is there a way to connect two macbooks wirelessly without having to connect a cable between both of them?

    for example, i want to transfer a file between macbooks but i don't want to use bluetooth to do it, nor do i want to be in a network of a particular area.

    is there a way to connect a bunch of macbooks to share files in, for example, a middle of a desert (example just to exaggerate the unavailability of a network)?
     
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    Creating a Computer-to-Computer Network.

    Assuming both computers are capable of wifi connection, one would be a Host and the other would be the Client.

    For the Host computer
    1. From the Menu Bar click Airport icon (the signal icon on top left of the screen) then click Create Network.
    2. Type a network name on the Name prompt
    3. Choose a Channel (default is Automatic)
    4. You may or may not require password.
    For the Client computer
    1. Just click the Airport icon.
    2. The network created by the Host should appear on the list, select it.
    Enjoy!
     
  9. mig

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    cable-wise though, how would i go about it?
     
  10. Drew4601

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    just wondering, what happens when two macbooks/macbookpros are connected via usb to usb cable?

    is file transfer possible?
     
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    andrew, you will need a special USB cable for that, i don't know if there's a driver for mac, tried it on windows only.

    Best way to connect is by using Ad Hoc wireless setup. No cables, no limitations - at 802.11N speeds.
     
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    Can I also create an ad hoc connection with my iPhone and my macbook using this steps? Thanks!
     
  13. vsperalta

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    really? i didn't know that. thanks for the info. :)
     

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