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Can I use an Easy Transfer Cable as a USB network cable?

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by beyond_amusia, May 22, 2009.

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    beyond_amusia New Member

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    I used to own a LapLink USB cable and it let you connect 2 PCs with it and share an internet connection and such. I was wondering if there is any way to do that with a Belkin Easy Transfer Cable...? :confused:
     
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    If the Belkin cable uses a PL-2501 chip then it's possible. However, if it uses a PL-25A1 chip then I don't think it will have that ability.
     
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    you would think usb networking would be part of the usb protocol like it is with firewire and no chips are required
     
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    Sorry it took so long to reply - no internet for a little while. Well, I will look to see what chip is in the blasted thing... And yes, networking sould be part of the USB protocol, but cable length would be thwe main constraint.
     

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