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 Nov 16, 2005 - 12:00 PM - by Michael
* USB-USB PC Connections

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Hardware-Secrets have kicked out an interesting tutorial on faking a network with a USB-to-USB cable.

The first thing you should be aware of is that there are several different kinds of USB-USB cables on the market. The one used to connect two PCs is called ?bridged? (or ?USB networking cable?), because it has a small electronic circuit in the middle allowing the two PCs to talk to each other. There are the so-called A/A USB cables that, in spite of having two standard USB connectors at each end, don?t have a bridge chip and cannot be used to connect two PCs. In fact, if you use an A/A USB cable you can burn the USB ports of your computers or even their power supplies. So, these A/A USB cables are completely useless. A/B USB cables are used to connect your computer to peripherals such as printers and scanners, so they also won?t fit your needs.

 

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