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spudgunner 06-17-2010 01:08 PM

Compatibility of Wireless USB Hubs (not the type that runs over network)
 
I'm considering purchasing a wireless USB hub so I can do my gaming/other stuff on a TV without stringing cords across my living room. I am considering something similar to these:

Belkin Wireless USB Hub (Model No. F5U301)
http://cache-www.belkin.com/support/...301_manual.pdf

IOGEAR Wireless USB Hub and Adapter Kit (Model No. GUWH204KIT)
http://www.iogear.com/support/manual/GUWH204KIT.pdf

I did a little searching on the topic and what I'm coming up with is a slightly different device, where it uses your wireless network to complete the connect. The above products don't use your wireless network, the consist of a small USB device that plugs into your computer and USB hub device that are paired to each other. I figured they would come paired and you just plug-n-play but that doesn't seem to be the case; you have to pair them on the computer.

So my question is: does anyone have this working on any distribution, and if so, how did you do it to work?

Thanks.

jefro 06-19-2010 12:19 PM

You are using the wrong words maybe to search.

You want USB over ethernet (or IP) I think.

Sample site but many other ways exist.

http://www.digi.com/products/usb/anywhereusb.jsp
http://www.usb-over-network.com/

spudgunner 06-19-2010 02:54 PM

No, the products I've listed above specifically do not use any type of IP/ethernet connection, or any typical network connection. They consist of a USB hub and a USB stick that are paired to each other using the software provided by the company (similar to blue tooth pairing).


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