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Old 11-04-2004, 12:42 PM   #1
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Connecting 2 PC's through USB cables


Hi mates,

I have 2 computes really close from each other and I would like to share files from each other. I would like to connect them using USB 2.0 as it is the fastest and cheapest way I know. Well, cheapest if we don't have into account that a special cable is needed to do this, so called 'USB bridde' if I'm not wrong.

My question comes now: Is this possible under Linux? Is there any way to connect them through USB without buying such a special cables which is everything but cheap (around 26)?

I would really appreciate any help you could provide. If you know another type of connection which works really well (apart from ethernet, of course) between two computers, it'll be wellcome as well.

Thanks to all in advance.
 
Old 11-04-2004, 04:48 PM   #2
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It appears possible, but it looks like you'll need the cable.

http://www.linux-usb.org/usbnet/

An alternative would be a couple of nics, and a short length of cat 5 to make a crossover cable. The nics shouldn't be too expensive, and some of them come with a cable. The last one I bought came with the cable and ran me around 12 usd$.
good luck.
 
  


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