[ubuntu-uk] USB Network Cables

Ian Pascoe softy.lofty.ilp at btinternet.com
Thu Aug 7 22:10:05 BST 2008


Could you point me in the direction of the open source stuff, presumeing
it's not already in Ubuntu?


-----Original Message-----
From: ubuntu-uk-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com
[mailto:ubuntu-uk-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com]On Behalf Of Andrew Ball
Sent: 07 August 2008 20:13
To: British Ubuntu Talk
Subject: Re: [ubuntu-uk] USB Network Cables

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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