Ethernet to USB



Mr Me
07-09-2005, 11:35 PM
I was just wondering if you can get an adaptor that enables you to plug a USB
item into a Fast Ethernet port?

Malke
07-09-2005, 11:35 PM
Mr Me wrote:

> I was just wondering if you can get an adaptor that enables you to
> plug a USB item into a Fast Ethernet port?

Yes. The connection will of course be slower, but usb/ethernet adapters
are very handy. I use one for clients' machines that don't have an
ethernet card. It is always preferable to use an ethernet network card
to usb, but if you don't want to open the computer case the
usb/ethernet adapter will work fine.

Malke
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Yves Leclerc
07-09-2005, 11:35 PM
Ethernet to USB exist but the O.P. is looking for USB to Ethernet.

I know that there are several USB adapters/routers where you can connect USB
printers to a USB port. There are even USB hard drive connections.

What device exactly?


"Malke" <notreally@invalid.com> wrote in message
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> Mr Me wrote:
>
>> I was just wondering if you can get an adaptor that enables you to
>> plug a USB item into a Fast Ethernet port?
>
> Yes. The connection will of course be slower, but usb/ethernet adapters
> are very handy. I use one for clients' machines that don't have an
> ethernet card. It is always preferable to use an ethernet network card
> to usb, but if you don't want to open the computer case the
> usb/ethernet adapter will work fine.
>
> Malke
> --
> MS-MVP Windows User/Shell
> Elephant Boy Computers
> www.elephantboycomputers.com
> "Don't Panic"

Steve N.
07-09-2005, 11:35 PM
Mr Me wrote:

> I was just wondering if you can get an adaptor that enables you to plug a USB
> item into a Fast Ethernet port?

No.

What USB device are you trying to connect and to what computer?

Steve

Malke
07-09-2005, 11:35 PM
Yves Leclerc wrote:

> Ethernet to USB exist but the O.P. is looking for USB to Ethernet.
>
> I know that there are several USB adapters/routers where you can
> connect USB
> printers to a USB port. There are even USB hard drive connections.

Quite right. I misread the post. I thought he wanted a usb-to-ethernet
adapter to get online. If he meant he wanted to connect a normal usb
device like a printer to ethernet, then it seems unlikely. You are
quite right that we need to know exactly what the OP wants to do. Thank
you for catching that.

Malke
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Tecknomage
07-09-2005, 11:36 PM
On Thu, 19 May 2005 12:32:46 -0700, Malke <notreally@invalid.com>
wrote:

> Yves Leclerc wrote:
>
> > Ethernet to USB exist but the O.P. is looking for USB to Ethernet.
> >
> > I know that there are several USB adapters/routers where you can
> > connect USB
> > printers to a USB port. There are even USB hard drive connections.
>
> Quite right. I misread the post. I thought he wanted a usb-to-ethernet
> adapter to get online. If he meant he wanted to connect a normal usb
> device like a printer to ethernet, then it seems unlikely. You are
> quite right that we need to know exactly what the OP wants to do. Thank
> you for catching that.
>
> Malke


This still may not be what O.P. wants but try Bilken (search the WEB).
I use a USB-to-Bilken_Ethernet_Adapter port on a test station at work.
WinNT_2k just sees it as another Ethernet connection.



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Mr Me
07-09-2005, 11:36 PM
It's so I can connest a wireless USB dongle to my Playstation 2 network
adaptor.

"Steve N." wrote:

> Mr Me wrote:
>
> > I was just wondering if you can get an adaptor that enables you to plug a USB
> > item into a Fast Ethernet port?
>
> No.
>
> What USB device are you trying to connect and to what computer?
>
> Steve
>


Ethernet to USB