Currently Being ModeratedJul 7, 2012 6:20 PM (in response to goodbonfire)
try to connect both to the router via ethernet, instead of using wifi
try the migration assistant again.
low speed of wifi probably killed it
Currently Being ModeratedJul 7, 2012 6:26 PM (in response to Jiri Krecek)
The new macbook pro doesn't have an ethernet port, though.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 7, 2012 6:30 PM (in response to goodbonfire)
Some Excellent Information here from Pondini...
Currently Being ModeratedJul 7, 2012 6:33 PM (in response to goodbonfire)
Ouch! I forgot.
I assume forking out the $$$ for the Apple's USB to RJ45 adapter is not an option?
IF you know exactly what you want to move (files only) you could connect to the computer directly and move files over in Finder.
IN system preferences on the old mac enable remote login under sharing section and connect to it from the retina MB in FInder - COMMAND_K will connect to server - try to type the IP address of the old MB
I connect between our macs all the time to transfer large files on our home wifi.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 8, 2012 9:22 AM (in response to goodbonfire)
If you have an external USB drive around, you could do a time machine backup from the old macbook and then do the transfer off that backup on the new macbook pro.
Your old machine is a Macbook Air?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 8, 2012 2:37 PM (in response to goodbonfire)
Hi there- I ended up using Carbon Copy Cloner to clone my data onto a USB 3.0 hardrive, then used migration assistant to transfer data from the hardrive onto the macbook. I think Jiri... was correct that the wifi options were not working.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 23, 2012 8:10 AM (in response to goodbonfire)
I bought the thunderbolt/Ethernet adapter and have both my 2009 MBP and new Retina MBP hooked up directly with an Ethernet cable. Didn't connect via LAN because it might slow down the transfer. Transferring now, and it's about 10x as fast as wifi
Currently Being ModeratedJan 12, 2013 9:14 AM (in response to goodbonfire)
Just connect the two Macbooks using USB cable.