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Re: [SLE] Share USB ports from a computer to other, Linux to Windows/Linux
  • From: Bruce Marshall <bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 21:02:54 -0500
  • Message-id: <200601312102.54333.bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Tuesday 31 January 2006 20:45, Daniel Carvalho wrote:
> I have a Compaq notebook with Linux RedHat and Windows XP, with only one
> USB port, and a desktop with SUSE 10 Linux, with 6 USB ports.
>
> The issue is that, I broke the notebook unique USB port!!!
>
> I found in a store a small device (USB by network) that can share any USB
> device to the network (10/100).
>
> And so, the crazy idea I have in mind now is: to share one of the 6 USB
> ports from the SUSE desktop to my notebook with Windows and Linux RedHat.
> Some thing like "USB by IP" protocol!!! :-)
>
> Any body has a clue about it? does it make sense?

Sounds like a tough way to do it... even if it works. Doesn't the desktop
have a network card in it?? If so, the best way would be to use an ethernet
cable to connect the two. (use a 'crossover cable', not a normal cable you
would use for a router.)

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