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Postby Andrewm1986 » Thu Mar 06, 2003 9:25 am

Anyone know how to network a 98 (laptop) and an XP (desktop) with a usb cable? It would jsut be used for transfering file, not proper networking. I wudnt mind coding it myself but i cant work out how to use USB in VB :-S
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Postby Filip04 » Thu Mar 06, 2003 12:24 pm

with a USB?

as far as i know, that's impossible.. the only way you could do it is SERIAL, or parallel... oh yeah, or network/modem... but that's it... no other ways...

unless you wanna go buy a USB harddrive hook it up to ur win98 machine, then backup what you want, then put to ur xp...

there is no other way... usb is NOT a form of data transfer across differnet hosts, sorry
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Postby red_hot_machine » Sat Sep 13, 2003 9:14 pm

You can get USB laplink cables, these are alot faster than Serial or parrallel leads.

You can do USB networking with windows. You have to use a special type of usb lead, with a certain type of socket.

To be honest, the cost of x2 nics and a crossover cable is far cheaper and easier than trying to use USB.
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Postby Filip04 » Sun Sep 14, 2003 12:18 am

uhh yah, now you can... back in march - you couldn't... now they have usb routers as well, where you hook it up to 2 computers through usb ports......
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