connecting 2 PCs via a USB cable

  ProblemSolver 15:24 25 Feb 04
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PC Advisor Colleagues,

Can you help me with the following problem, please?
I want to connect my Packard Bell Laptop, running Windows XP,, to my Desktop PC, which is running Windows 98 SE.
I bought a File Sync Kit, which has a 15-hole, female connection, at both ends, of the connecting cable.
My Laptop also has a 15-hole, female connection, plus 4-USB ports. I read, somewhere, that two PCs can be connected, using a USB cable.
Can I connect my 2 PCs, using a USB cable, from from a freecom CD-read/write, Removable Disc unit?
(Writing on this USB cable provides the following information;- W119932-J, AWM2725, 80oC 30V
VW-1 copartner).
Or, is it possible to buy a cable adapter, with a male connection, at one end?
Any help greatly appreciated.

ProblemSolver

  DieSse 15:31 25 Feb 04

To link two systems via USB, you need a kit with a special cable (which has some electronics in the middle, and swaps over the data in and data out wires) - plus some file-sharing software.

Thgese kits are inexpensive and readily available.

You cannot use standard USB cables in any way shape or form.

  Big Elf 18:14 25 Feb 04

If you email me with your address I'll try and find the USB network cable and drivers I no longer use and post them on to you. It may take a couple of days to track them down though.

  Big Elf 10:07 04 Mar 04

Just wondering if you had received the cable?

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