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I have seen USB-to-Ethernet adapters that were designed with USB printers in mind, but will work for other USB devices. We trialed one at my work; basically there was a client that got installed on each computer that wanted to use the USB device, and they could take control of it and "own" it while they needed it, and then release it when they were done. ...


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Have you tried to remove all of your usb hubs from device manager, so that they are installed again? Also you can try remove all non existing keyboard/mouse devices with following commands. Open command prompt as administrator, type SET devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1 and after it open device manager with typing, devmgmt.msc. After it view -> show hidden ...


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OS X supports exFAT since 10.6.5. Unless you really need to support older OS X versions you can safely go with exFAT. Linux and FreeBSD might need some fuse-based driver.


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Go to the electronics store and get a continuity tester. It is the simplest of test equipment. It has two probes, if the two probes are connected or connected via a wire then it beeps. You use it to find which wire is connected to pin 1, then pin 2 etc. Connect 1 to 1, 2 to 2, etc. Make sure you hold the connector the same way when assigning pin numbers, ...


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Click the battery icon -> Click more power options ->click change plab setting ->click change advanced power settings -> click usb settings ->click usb selective suspend settings, change to disable. Also if possible in your bios enable all the options related to usb, like "wake USB after sleep" etc. (Cannot tell you exactly, as each bios is different). ...


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Enable the Hardware RAID and it may also enable the SATA controller. Some motherboards have the 2 interlinked so disabling one will also disable the other.


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They are called USB switches, USB Sharing Switches, or USB Peripheral Sharing Switches. The mechanical details of the switch are terribly simple since there are just 4 wires that need to be switched between the two computers for the USB connection (and really only 2 of them where the data passes.. the other two are for power). If you go the do-it-yourself ...


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Is it even possible to sniff on a USB port that does not have a device connected to it? I believe the short answer is "No" (or, at least, not very easily or safely). If you are into hardware hacking though, and don't mind spending a little bit of money, something like a USB Trigger is probably what you are looking for. A simple circuit to detect current ...


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USB itself requires proper driver handling before you can do anything with it. Parallel and serial cables however do not. They do allow you to check for actual bits set or unset as you describe. The reason why USB doesn't is because USB (or Universal serial bus) is a technique used to make many devices connect through one connection. There is a bit of ...



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