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My notebook works under Windows XP and desktop computer under Vista. Seems to be that Windows Vista has no native support for creating network via FireWire cable. Is there 3rd-party solution?

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no dice: TCP/IP is no longer supported over Firewire/IEEE 1394 since Vista.

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Networking is a spec of IEEE1394, and if you have Firewire onboard, XP, Vista, and 7 will support it.

EDITED : Molly's answer is correct - MS removed support for Firewire networking since Vista.

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what were they thinking? no more quick netwroking. – Molly7244 Sep 18 '09 at 18:31
Well, the usage of firewire networking is really low anyway. it's probably a move to simplify - i had people asking me what's that "IEEE1394 Network Connection" thingie more times than I can count. I think this qn resurrected because of an article (Lifehacker?) on faster iTunes Home Sharing over FW networking. – caliban Sep 18 '09 at 18:36


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Yes, there is:,87,0,0,1,0 It does not work vor Windows 7 yet though.

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How does it related to Firewire? – Kirill V. Lyadvinsky Nov 10 '09 at 18:03
I just found it in another forum as a solution to restore IP over firewire. Did not test it though. – bert Nov 10 '09 at 22:27

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