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transfer files through usb connection

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dayneh88

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#1
just a question
is it possible to send files from one computer to another one through usb
reply asap
thanks dayne
 

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Originally posted by dayneh88
no i mean with a standard usb cable in xp
No. The reason is because of termination. It's kind of difficult to explain, so I'll try my best.

The head of a USB cable is made of two parts, the sending side (we'll call it S), and the receiving side (we'll call it R). There is one S and one R on each side of the USB cable. so your cable looks like this:

SR--------------------------------------------SR

When data is sent from a device, it must go to the appropriate side of the cable. Thus, If I'm sending from left to right, it should match up like this:

SR
RS


I'm sending from one side to the receiving end of the other.

However, computers are fixed USB devices (as with all cable terminators). Thus, the S and the R of the computers are the same. When you send from one computer to the next, you are actually sending from one side to the sending part of the other:

SR
SR


Thus, the data will not transfer. You need a intermediate device that will reverse the SR signals so that the computers can read the information. The only way to do this is with a USB file transfer cable.
 

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