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I need software to turn eth0 into a USB0
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boof

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PostPosted: Sun 14 Oct 2012, 08:08    Post subject:  I need software to turn eth0 into a USB0  

I have an hard wired adapter, and want to convert the use of the port to run a printer, as I've run out of usb ports. I see there is a win program so I could try ndis wrapper? Where would I store the win driver in my puppy to make it work, pls?I can't find a compatable usbip program. And I can't get a local folder working in PPM.
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rcrsn51


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PostPosted: Sun 14 Oct 2012, 12:48    Post subject: Re: I need software to turn eth0 into a USB0  

boof wrote:
I have an hard wired adapter, and want to convert the use of the port to run a printer, as I've run out of usb ports. I see there is a win program so I could try ndis wrapper? Where would I store the win driver in my puppy to make it work, pls?

Do you already own an adapter that converts an ethernet port into a USB port? Or are you just speculating?

The simplest solution would be to get a USB hub.
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PostPosted: Sun 14 Oct 2012, 18:51    Post subject:  

As I said, I own the hard wired adaptor. I can't use an hub because the other devices are a modem and the thunbdrive I run the machine on, and they won't share their ports. I think I can use usbip-0.1.7.orig.tar.gz if I can have a local folder that works in PPM, but sadly, it's not in this version by default.........<grumble, grumble>
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PostPosted: Sun 14 Oct 2012, 20:33    Post subject:  

I'm confused about this adapter - the only ones I have ever seen convert a USB port into an Ethernet port. Do you have a web link to the source of this device?

Or are you talking about accessing a printer that is connected to another machine via this method?
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