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USB Data Transfer Between Computers

Last response: in Networking
May 8, 2010 3:02:40 PM

Wasn't sure which forum to put this on. It is networking, sort of. Anyway, . . .

I have just bought a netbook, and now want to transfer data to and from my PC. This will happen on a regular basis, and I don't want to use a USB memory stick for this. I want to be able to connect directly, and pick up files and transfer in either direction using USB.
Can I do this ?
Can I make my own USB crossover cable, or are they something special.
There are only 4 wires. I was thinking of disconnecting the two power wires, then crossing over the two
data wires (green and white). Will this work ?
Anyone done this ?
Any advice appreciated.
May 8, 2010 4:42:49 PM

Thanks. Not as simple as I hoped. :(  The price of that cable seems expensive. I've found something similar for about £6.
Thanks again.
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May 8, 2010 4:48:14 PM

I haven't seen any USB 2.0 Host-to-Host cable for only £6. The price includes the required software.
May 8, 2010 7:47:17 PM

They don't provide much info. They claim Windows 7 support, but do they support both 32-bit and 64-bit versions? Note that the one that I linked works on 32-bit only.
May 8, 2010 8:06:52 PM

32 bit is all I need, and for £6, if it doesn't work, it's not a lot of money down the drain.