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FireWire to USB 2.0 adapter - does it work? [duplicate]

I need to connect to my FireWire disk but dont have a firewire port on my laptop. I was thinking about using FireWire-USB adapter. I read online that USB's max data throughput is 480 Mbit/s and ...
0
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0answers
20 views

Avoid USB/Serial adapter port change in Windows enviroment

I would like to know if there is some way to "fix" a serial port to common usb/serial adapters. Many times I saw that changing usb port of adapter it takes a new serial port number. It happends also ...
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2answers
127 views

Communicating with the LPT port through USB adapter

I have a proprietary hardware which accepts input on the parallel port. The problem is the PC which needs to communicate with the hardware doesn't have a parallel port and I can't change it's ...
0
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2answers
289 views

IDE SATA to USB 2 Adapter troubleshooting

I brought two Vantec IDE SATA to USB 2 Adapter as shown below: It comes with the following items inside: However, I notice a strange situations as follows: I use the 1st set and format a hard ...
0
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1answer
96 views

Automatically disable and enable wireless adapter when connection is lost

A Compact Wireless-G USB Adapter (USB Wireless receiver) tends to disconnect after 3 hour or so from the internet, when that happens the router is no longer detected, and with a simple disable/enable ...
1
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1answer
164 views

Usb to Serial RS232 adapter with full handshake/flowcontrol support

I need a usb to serial RS232 DB9 adapter to connect a printer. I bought an adapter with a very common-used Prolific PL2303XHD chip, but I have many many troubles with flowcontrol. I tried to switch to ...
1
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1answer
767 views

How to make a USB wireless adapter to support WoWLAN? [closed]

I heard some rumors that none of the USB wireless adapters can support Wake on Wireless LAN because USB can't maintain the adapter's power when in sleep mode. Is that true? I don't know why but ...
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2answers
474 views

Can two USB to Ethernet adapters be used as a USB2 extension? [closed]

I want to use RJ45 type of cables to make a 10m USB2 extension. Is it possible using two USB to Ethernet adapters (even without drivers so they act as USB to RJ45 adapters, not as Ethernet ports). If ...
5
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1answer
2k views

Din5 plug adapter to USB

I have an old keyboard I'd like to use on recent devices (no PS2 port). But it's still on a 5 pin din plug. I tried to plug that in a Din-2-PS2 adapter and that in PS2-2-USB, but the keyboard was not ...
2
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1answer
1k views

How to read data from USB port

I have a CANbus to USB adapter (Softing CANusb) that we are using for a project (see attached picture bellow). This device has Windows drivers and a Windows API in order to access the data in the CAN ...
0
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2answers
214 views

How do USB to DVI adapters plug into monitors? (Cord and port are both female.)

I feel like this must be so simple that I will be shunned from the site in contempt, but how does a USB-to-DVI adapter connect to a monitor when its male end is USB (plugs into computer) and its ...
0
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0answers
129 views

Adapter TRENDNET USB A — PS/2 doesn't work on notebook Asus

I have an adapter for connecting PS/2 keyboard and mouse to USB port on a notebook -- TRENDNET USB A (m) — PS/2 (see image below). Unfortunately, it doesn't work with my ASUS notebook (neither ...
2
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2answers
1k views

How do I install Windows XP via a USB - SATA/IDE adapter?

I have an Asus EB1007 EeeBox that doesn't have a CD drive. I removed the hard drive and connected it to my laptop and formatted it, via a USB to SATA/IDE adapter. How can I install Windows XP using ...
3
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1answer
244 views

high(er than 30hz) refresh rate PS/2 to USB adaptor for NEW pc? [closed]

I'm part of the 1%. The keyboard snobs. I use a 16 year old keyboard. It's made by Alps, with all the hullabaloo to do with their key-switches. Interestingly enough, it also has an Alps Glidepoint ...
0
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1answer
2k views

Is there a reason I can't find a USB female to male IEEE 1394 (FireWire) adapter?

I have an external drive that has one of those mini-USB ports on it, so I can plug it in to my MacBook Pro's USB port. I want to plug it into a IEEE 1394 port. Looking for an adapter online, I found ...
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3answers
2k views

Is it possible to convert a USB Type B receptacle on a printer for use with an ethernet adapter?

I want to convert a USB Type B receptacle on a printer to an ethernet adapter. I know they make USB Type A to ethernet adapters. But I don't see USB Type B to ethernet adapters. USB Type B is ...
0
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1answer
159 views

Router connection on usb to ethernet adapter

I have a router that is connected via USB, as the USB drivers are the only ones I can find online. I was going to setup a little network with a switch and probably a WAP as well. The only problem is ...
1
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1answer
492 views

Mechanical mouse using USB-to-PS/2 Adapter freezes occasionally

I am using an AOpen PS/2 mechanical mouse in Ubuntu 11.10 with a Staples USB-to-PS/2 Adapter with my Intel DP67DE motherboard. The mouse is more comfortable for my hand as it has a lower height than ...
1
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2answers
300 views

How can I get a device with parallel interface to work on my laptop?

I have performed a product search for USB-to-parallel and ExpressCard-to-parallel adapters but when I read the reviews everyone complains that only work with printers. Where can I get an adapter ...
2
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1answer
630 views

How long do external wireless USB adapters live?

The first one I used lived for some months, I remember I often pulled it out immediately. The second has been working for six months, but it now often drops connection. I must reconnect it manually ...
0
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1answer
456 views

Targus USB-to-RS232 not working with Linux?

I have the Targus PA088 USB to RS232 converter, but it seems that it does not work with linux. Its RX and TX lights are flashing, but I can't see the data in minicom/picocom. When using it with ...
0
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1answer
419 views

Female USB to male PS/2 MINI DIN 6 adapter

I need an extension cable with male USB to PS/2 MINI DIN 6 connector. I have something like this adapter: However it does not fit in my Aten KVM switch correctly (the reduction is wider than ...
2
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3answers
929 views

What difference does it make whether the computer uses USB Ethernet Adapter, or a network card?

Just what the title states. I'd like to know what difference it makes to the modem/switch, speed, power consumption whether the computer is connected by a USB Ethernet Adapter instead of a physical ...
4
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2answers
1k views

Is serial RJ45 to USB a standard?

I can't find any resellers here in Sweden for the RJ45 to USB cable from Current Cost. Are such RJ45 to USB cables covered by a standard so that I could buy one from another vendor? It would also be ...
5
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4answers
4k views

Universal Floppy controller for USB

HI, I have an old 5.25" floppy drive and I'd like to conect it to my computer. Now, I could open the case and install the drive, of course, but I'm seeking a more convenient solution. There are ...
0
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2answers
155 views

USB Adapter for Memory Cards

I am looking for something like a USB adapter for video cards. It is a cable that on one end hooks into a USB port on a computer and on the other accepts any one of a variety of video cards. ...
0
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1answer
656 views

Recommended USB 3.0 PCI/PCIX adapter for older Dell

Can anyone recommend a USB 3.0 adapter for my older Dell server? It does not have PCI express (PCIe) so I was looking for PCI or PCIX. I have been burned in the past installing "desktop" class ...
0
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1answer
2k views

USB to SCSI 80 pin SCA adapter existance?

I got some older SCA 80 Pin SCSI hard drives that I would like to format and erase, but I do not have the old server they were once used in. Did any company ever produce a cheap USB to SCA 80 ...
0
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1answer
370 views

Home computer can't keep internet connection with wireless usb adapter

I did some work on a computer recently that had problems keeping an internet connection. Here's what happened. I turned on the computer and there was no wireless connection. After resetting the USB ...
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1answer
1k views

USB 2.0 to IDE & SATA Adapter - how do you install Windows XP

My laptop CD-ROM is no longer working, and I need to format the hard drive and reload Windows XP. My laptop is Fujitsu Siemens AMILO. I purchased an 'EASY IDE' adaptor, followed the instuction to ...
3
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2answers
2k views

USB to LPT adapter?

I'm bummed out, pretty much all of our computers here lack parallel ports. I have an EETools ChipMax programming tool that has one of the old-school Centronics connectors on the back. I figured that ...
0
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2answers
2k views

Is there a Mini DV tape to USB adapter?

I have Mini DV tapes, Hi8 or something lol. I have a camera that will not play them back, too choppy and cleaning has no effect. Is there a player, or adapter that can just read them into a computer? ...
3
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3answers
10k views

Will Parallel-port dongle work on USB-to-Parallel Adapter?

We have a niche program running on a Win2K laptop that uses a security dongle connected to a parallel port for authentication. The laptop is getting creaky and I spent a frustrating night last night ...
2
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2answers
5k views

How should one handle an external hard drive without an enclosure?

How should I go about mounting an external hard drive without an enclosure? I have a IDE/SATA to USB adapter. But where should I put the drive, what side should be facing upwards, etc?
2
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1answer
6k views

Why is my USB-to-VGA'd monitor working, but not showing in Display Settings?

I have a USB-to-VGA adapter, which I use to connect a second monitor to my laptop (totaling 3 screens). It worked alright with Vista. I upgraded to Windows 7, and now it no longer works properly (I ...
4
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4answers
668 views

Can a USB/IDE/SATA adapter be flaky?

I use USB/IDE/SATA converters a lot and on the two that I have now, I sometimes get errors copying files to drives. It only happens when I'm copying big files to the drive (big can mean as little as ...
2
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4answers
1k views

Can you charge any device with Mini-B USB receptacle from any charger with Mini-B USB plug?

I've got several devices with a mini-B USB receptacle - including my mobile phone/PDA and some headsets. Each came with its own AC adapter. I'm wondering if I can charge any of these devices from any ...