networking by USB

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  1. dhawald

    dhawald New Member

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    can i connect two computers thru a USB port
    without the eternet card
     
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    theKonqueror CCIE# 20863

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    Do not try this, or u will screw up both the computers. The reason is that, USB port has 4 pins,

    1. +5V
    2. Data In
    3. Data Out
    4. GND

    When u connect the pins to receivers USB port, there will be conflict in his port's +5V and ur port's +5V. This may lead to seriout damage to Motherboard.

    U may try to just connect data out pin of ur port to data in of other pc's port and his data out to urs. U will need to write a program to transmit some raw bits, maybe some simple protocol.

    Instead, u can connect 2 PCs safely w/o ethernet card using parallel port, even win98 supports it, and has an utility called Direct Cable Connection.
     
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