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Experience:  Over 16 years of computer experience, CISCO certified
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My migration assistant is stuck, Yosemite, I got a new Mac

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My migration assistant is stuck
JA: What OS X (Operating System, e.g. Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, etc.) or iOS are you runninng?
Customer: Yosemite
JA: Have you installed any updates recently?
Customer: I got a new Mac book pro and was trying to move stuff over but it kept searching and could not find the new one. No new updates no
JA: What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: Just shutting it down and restarting it. Still stuck
JA: Anything else you want the Mac expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: Connect to what?
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Pete replied 1 month ago.

Hi, I'm Pete. Welcome to JustAnswer! I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Pete replied 1 month ago.

To get around this problem, turn off wifi on both Macs and connect them with an ethernet cable insetad, and manually assign an IP address in the same network range to the ethernet ports on each Mac. They will then be able to discover each other.