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Network with USB2 possible?

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AbraM

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I have two of my computers connected to internet thru one set of network cards and directly to each other with a crossover cable and another set of network cards. The point of this is to have a secure system and be able to totally share the harddrives on both systems. With 100mbit cards it works pretty well. But it is not as fast as i could be. With firewire you can do the same thing at a lot higher speed.

But today we have USB2 on almost all new systems. It is even faster than firewire, and comes with the motherboard. I have seen special cables for making direct connections between computers using USB1 but this is really no option as it is really slow.

Does anybody know a way to use USB2 for direct connection between computers? Any ideas or thoughts on this mather would be of great interest!
 

Maximouse

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I dont know if its possible to just direct connect them with just a cable. You might need some sort of device (hub?) to make the connection.

Though My older MSI board has a special USB port that allows that. Its an earlier version usb. I dont know if they have incorporated it in the newer boards with 2.0 support.

Edit: Heres a link to a site that sell adapters to allow USB networking, so I guess it can be done:)

http://www.usbgear.com/usa/USB_Network_Adapter.html
 
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AbraM

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Yes, I have seen that MSI has implemented this feature in to their boards. To bad that I do not like to buy MSI motherboards. They are not the best boards for overclocking...

The solutions in the link was all of the slover usb1 model. I would like to see something that uses the full 40mb/s potential of usb2.

Well, thanks anyway :)