[ubuntu-uk] USB Network Cables

Andrew Ball aball at students.prairiestate.edu
Thu Aug 7 20:12:55 BST 2008

Hello Gav,

  GF> A pair of USB wireless dongles or a USB to Ethernet
    > adaptor for the Windows machine maybe?

    I was going to suggest a PLIP cable, but then I
remembered that Microsoft Windows doesn't support PLIP.
There are USB PC-to-PC cables with open source drivers, but
I don't know whether Windows treats those as a network
interface, which should increase the odds of Linux talking
to the Windows box.  A FireWire cable is another option, if
both machines have the appropriate port.

- Andy Ball.

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