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- USB to ethernet adapter
November 2, 2005, 12:15 am
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USB portable hard drive with USB 2.0.
I was wondering if it is possible to transfer data back and forth from the
laptop to the portable hard drive via an unused ethernet port (3Com 3C920
Integrated Fast Ethernet Controller - 10mbit / 100 mbit ), and if it can be
done, is there any speed advantage. I had tried an adapter which gives you 2
USB 2.0 ports via the notebooks PCMCIA slot, but the adapter kept freezing
up my notebook.
- William P.N. Smith
November 2, 2005, 2:56 am
Re: USB to ethernet adapter
described it. There are external drive cases that have Ethernet
connections, and if that was what you had, you could do it (called NAS
or "Network Attached Storage"). There are USB to Ethernet adapters for
networking over a USB port, but there are no adapters that I am aware of
which convert an Ethernet port into a USB 2.0 port.