Networking with a USB cable

  The Belarussian Mafia 15:00 11 Mar 2005
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I seem to remember reading that you can network 2 PCs simply using a USB 2.0 cable. Is this true, or is this purely for transferring files (as opposed to gameplay, etc? Does it work with firewire too? How do you set it up? How fast could the connection be expected to be?

  spikeychris 17:57 11 Mar 2005

You cant use a standard USB cable it will have to be a PC to PC USB Network Bridge. It would be cheaper to just shove a network card in them both and get a X over cable.

  The Belarussian Mafia 20:42 15 Mar 2005

Thanks.

  Strawballs 00:37 16 Mar 2005

Would it be possible to use 2 usb to ethernet adapters and a crossover.

  TomJerry 19:55 16 Mar 2005

The cost is £6.46

The name is Datalink Cable click here

The software is the one supplied on PC.

The truth is all lot of people done it even with networked game. click here

The speed is 480mbps faster than Ethernet 100

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