Looking for USB cable to join two PCs

Discussion in 'DIY Computers' started by John Smith, Feb 18, 2004.

  1. John Smith

    John Smith Guest

    Hi,

    I am looking for a USB cable which will allow me to connect two PCs together
    much in the same way a NIC cross-over cable would. This means I need a USB
    cable designed to do this with the 'flat' bits at each end.

    I notice Maplins sell a variety of USB cables but they all seem to claim
    they are extension cables - does anyone know what type of USB cable I should
    be looking for?

    Thanks,


    John.
     
    John Smith, Feb 18, 2004
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    CB Guest

    USB2.0 Data Link Cable.

    http://www.cableuniverse.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=547

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  3. John Smith

    Phöènix Guest

    Search for "USB Link" on maplins. USB 2.0 LINK Cable £19.99
     
    Phöènix, Feb 18, 2004
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  4. John Smith

    John Smith Guest

    Thanks all, I will take a look in Maplins tomorrow or have a buy online.
    Actually, thinking about it, anyone have any thoughts on the pros versus
    cons of buying such a cable versus buying one of those USB Pen drives????

    John.
     
    John Smith, Feb 18, 2004
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    Treeherder Guest

    Search for "USB Link" on maplins. USB 2.0 LINK Cable £19.99

    Another solution is to get a pair of USB Network cards like
    <http://tinyurl.com/2m686> and a crossover patch lead. This would be
    slightly more expensive but offer the flexibility of doing USB<->NIC as
    well as doing USB<->USB and allow you to use standard networking to
    communicate between the PCs.
     
    Treeherder, Feb 18, 2004
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