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USB to USB communication?

Actually many network cards don't even need cross over cables anymore.  they will adjust to direct or switched connections automatically.  Not sure what level its handled at, in the firmware or the driver.   But it works fine on low end hardware running solaris and linux. 

------Original Message------
From: Dan Ritter
Sender: discuss-bounces-mNDKBlG2WHs at
To: David Rosenstrauch
Subject: Re: USB to USB communication?
Sent: Jan 20, 2010 9:16 PM

On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 08:15:55PM -0500, David Rosenstrauch wrote:
> On 01/20/2010 08:02 PM, Jerry Feldman wrote:
> > Years ago there was a DOS/Windows product that allowed you to use
> > Parallel or Serial ports for PC-PC comms. I still have the cables.
> It also used to be possible to use a "crossover" network cable to do the 
> same.

It still is. But 5-port 100Mb/s switches are pretty cheap these
days, so there's generally no need to have special cables about.


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