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How To Connect a Network With An Usb


There has always been a problem with creating, maintaining and operating a network. You have to take into consideration the costs, the work and many other things. Also a big problem is related to the hardware that you use for your network. Let’s take for example two computers. If you want to make a network between them you will need an Ethernet cable. So far so good, but what happens if you want a third one connected to the link? You will need either a router, or a switch, or another network card on one of the computers. This will require some work and a lot of money. But how can we create a USB network? USB cables are easy to mount, cheap and have the benefit of greater transfer speeds. Let’s see how you can create an USB network in five simple steps.

Step 1

Step 1: the first step in creating a USB network is to buy the materials. You will need some USB cables and a USB server. The USB server is a very clever piece of hardware that allows you to create simple networks in a very fast manner. To this USB network you can connect computers or a printer, a scanner, or any other piece of equipment that you would like to share on the network, with the only condition that it has a USB connector.

Step 2

Step 2: to use the USB server and create the USB network you need to plug it in to a power supply so you can turn it on. Make sure it is properly connected to a 220 V power supply and turn it on. After you turn it on, you can proceed to the next step.

Step 3

Step 3: the next step in creating an USB network is to connect the computers to the server through the USB cables. The USB server will allow you to connect four different computers to the USB network.

Step 4

Step 4: after you have connected the devices to the newly created USB network you have to make some adjustments. For example if you have connected some computers, they need to install the appropriate drivers. The good thing about having an USB network is the fact that if you unplug a device from the network and then you plug it back in the same USB slot, you will not need to reinstall the drivers because it is already installed and the computer recognizes it.

Step 5

Step 5: the last step in creating an USB network consists in installing on your personal computer the drivers and software for the additional devices connected to the network. This is the case only if you connect a printer or a scanner or any other device that requires a specific software program to be installed in order to work with a personal computer. If you have USB flash drives connected to the USB network you will not need to install anything.


The USB flash uses drivers already contained in the operating system that need to be installed only once.


By Bob Meadow, published at 04/04/2012
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