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    Unusual Cable

    I have a cable that has a USB connection on one end and an ethernet connection on the other end. What would this be used for?

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    Re: Unusual Cable

    Depends on which end of the USB cable.

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    Re: Unusual Cable

    The USB connector is the one that plugs into the computer - not into a device like a printer.

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    Re: Unusual Cable

    It is used to use the USB port instead if using a NIC in the computer for a network/internet connection.

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    Re: Unusual Cable

    Interesting Dave, therefore is it possible to plug this type of cable into a wireless modem/router and then into usb port on desktop computer WITHOUT a NIC card to connect this desktop computer to the internet. And hence use the wireless facility to connect a remote laptop (with wireless capabilities) to the internet connection?

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    Re: Unusual Cable

    <hr>Interesting Dave, therefore is it possible to plug this type of cable into a wireless modem/router and then into USB port on desktop computer WITHOUT a NIC card to connect this desktop computer to the internet. <hr>
    Yes, as using a cable will bypass the wireless and act as a wired connection. All of the wireless routers that I have seen, have "Wired" connections also.


    <hr>And hence use the wireless facility to connect a remote laptop (with wireless capabilities) to the internet connection?<hr>
    The wireless router does NOT require a "Wired" connection in order for it to work wireless.

    I am NOT sure what you are driving with these questions.

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    Re: Unusual Cable

    "I am NOT sure what you are driving with these questions."

    I have an older machine running xp home which I like using however it does not have a network card fitted. I also have a netgear wireless router and to save buying a network card and opening the computer it would be usefull to get a usb cable and connect the old computer to this router and also be able to share the internet connection with my laptop. Just curious if it would work before experimenting....

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    Re: Unusual Cable

    It just may work, if the cable that you have is truly the required type of cable. Also NOTE that a USB connection will run a LOT slower than a Cat5 connection with a NIC.

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