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It sounds like from that description that you need a switch which would be plugged into the patch port in your room and then plugged into both computers. An alternative would be to get WiFi but on the Thinkpad you could either get a USB WiFi adapter or create a bridged connection between the two computers. Hope this helped


1. Easy Way Given that your device is USB-powered, you can use a simple switch to cut only the VCC (+5V) line, and leave D-, D+, and GND connected. Simple, effective, and your USB controller won't mind at all. 2. Easier Way Don't waste your time with a switch at all. Buy a short USB extension cable and plug/unplug your microscope into that as required. ...

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