USB 2 to USB 1

  troy tempest 10:53 14 Mar 2004

Want to get a wireless access point (Netgear WG121) but its usb 2.

Are these backward compatible to usb1? Or do i have to install a usb2 card? Only I havn't any spare pci slots available.

  Paranoid Android 11:03 14 Mar 2004

USB2 devices are generally backwards compatible to USB1.1 but the speed is downgraded.


  Paranoid Android 11:03 14 Mar 2004

PS My advice would be to fit a USB2 card.


  JerryJay 11:08 14 Mar 2004

No need for usb 2 for this purpose only because usb 1.1 give you 12MB/s, but Broadband only give you 512kb/s. I assume that you want to have wireless for internet sharing purpose.

  SEASHANTY 11:12 14 Mar 2004

You couldn't fit a USB2 card anyway as you have no spare PCI slots available.

  troy tempest 11:15 14 Mar 2004

Thanks for that, yes internet share on third computer for email so speed not so important

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