• usb3-over-eth, anyone?

    From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to All on Sat Feb 25 18:43:00 2023
    I have a pc that has limited or non-fuctional usb2 ports. I'd
    like to have support for fast usb3 devices. Is there a
    reasonably-priced usb3-over-eth solution? The Digi AnywhereUSB
    AW02-G300 sounds awesome but it is over $400.
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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Ogg on Sat Feb 25 22:56:59 2023
    Re: usb3-over-eth, anyone?
    By: Ogg to All on Sat Feb 25 2023 06:43 pm

    I have a pc that has limited or non-fuctional usb2 ports. I'd
    like to have support for fast usb3 devices. Is there a
    reasonably-priced usb3-over-eth solution? The Digi AnywhereUSB
    AW02-G300 sounds awesome but it is over $400.


    you can't get a usb 3.0 card?
    that's what i have
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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Ogg on Sat Feb 25 20:48:45 2023
    Re: usb3-over-eth, anyone?
    By: Ogg to All on Sat Feb 25 2023 06:43 pm

    I have a pc that has limited or non-fuctional usb2 ports. I'd
    like to have support for fast usb3 devices. Is there a
    reasonably-priced usb3-over-eth solution? The Digi AnywhereUSB
    AW02-G300 sounds awesome but it is over $400.

    Why do you want it to go over ethernet? There are USB3 expansion cards you can add to a PC. This is a PCI express card:
    https://amzn.to/3m5uyUM

    Full link: https://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-Express-SuperSpeed-Controller-Adapter/dp/B0 09AT5SVS

    Nightfox

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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MRO on Sun Feb 26 09:36:00 2023
    Hello MRO!

    you can't get a usb 3.0 card?
    that's what i have

    It's a laptop.

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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Nightfox on Sun Feb 26 10:03:00 2023
    Hello Nightfox!

    ** On Saturday 25.02.23 - 20:48, Nightfox wrote to Ogg:

    Why do you want it to go over ethernet? There are USB3 expansion cards
    you can add to a PC. This is a PCI express card: https://amzn.to/3m5uyUM


    Thx. ..but I guess I failed to mention that my "pc" is a
    laptop. It has two PCMCIA ports, but I don't think USB 3
    speeds would be supported thru that interface, thus I haven't
    seen such a beast.

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Ogg on Sun Feb 26 13:08:57 2023
    Re: usb3-over-eth, anyone?
    By: Ogg to MRO on Sun Feb 26 2023 09:36 am

    Hello MRO!

    you can't get a usb 3.0 card?
    that's what i have

    It's a laptop.

    do you really need to use that laptop?
    why not get a new desktop computer.
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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MRO on Sun Feb 26 21:27:00 2023
    Hello MRO!

    ** On Sunday 26.02.23 - 13:08, MRO wrote to Ogg:

    you can't get a usb 3.0 card?
    that's what i have

    It's a laptop.

    do you really need to use that laptop?
    why not get a new desktop computer.


    It's much easier and cheaper to adapt a USB3 controller than to
    replace an entire PC.

    Besides.. the laptop *is* basically my "desktop" computer. I
    don't need to change that aspect. It's parked at my desk
    somewhat permanently. I've adapted to it. I like the all-in-one
    ergonomics. And the keyboard of the T60 is superb to work with.

    Meanwhile, I found what I think will work. $25, shipped.

    https://www.ebay.ca/itm/115455105658

    It might not provide the screaming 10x speed of USB2. But I've
    been reading that 3x is the norm. That's still pretty good for
    my purposes.

    I still think a USB3 adaptor that would work on the higher
    capacity Gigabit Ethernet port would be more practical for me.



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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Ogg on Sun Feb 26 23:00:42 2023
    Re: usb3-over-eth, anyone?
    By: Ogg to MRO on Sun Feb 26 2023 09:27 pm



    It's much easier and cheaper to adapt a USB3 controller than to
    replace an entire PC.

    Besides.. the laptop *is* basically my "desktop" computer. I
    don't need to change that aspect. It's parked at my desk
    somewhat permanently. I've adapted to it. I like the all-in-one
    ergonomics. And the keyboard of the T60 is superb to work with.

    Meanwhile, I found what I think will work. $25, shipped.

    you don't know what you're missing.


    https://www.ebay.ca/itm/115455105658

    It might not provide the screaming 10x speed of USB2. But I've
    been reading that 3x is the norm. That's still pretty good for
    my purposes.

    hopefully it works. can you return it if you have issues?
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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to MRO on Mon Feb 27 12:11:00 2023
    Hello MRO!

    hopefully it works. can you return it if you have issues?

    I'll worry about it if/when that happens.



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  • From nostalia@VERT/TECHRONO to MRO on Wed Mar 1 19:33:44 2023
    Re: usb3-over-eth, anyone?
    By: Ogg to MRO on Sun Feb 26 2023 09:27 pm

    If you're looking for something new instead of ebay -- https://www.usbgear.com/ANYPLACEUSB-H3.html is a 3-port USB 3.1 over IP hub. Accessing over IP of course with a T60 with a Gigabit ethernet will limit you to Gigabit speeds. Anything over ethernet/IP will be the same. Effectively this is way faster than USB2.0, but only about double the theoretical maximum speed of USB2.0 (though has anyone really seen that speed sustained?)

    Most things you do over USB are pretty sporadic anyways.

    nostalia

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to nostalia on Thu Mar 2 01:51:26 2023
    Re: usb3-over-eth, anyone?
    By: nostalia to MRO on Wed Mar 01 2023 07:33 pm

    Re: usb3-over-eth, anyone?
    By: Ogg to MRO on Sun Feb 26 2023 09:27 pm

    If you're looking for something new instead of ebay -- https://www.usbgear.com/ANYPLACEUSB-H3.html is a 3-port USB 3.1 over IP hub.

    no i'm not looking for anything. i dont have a fucked up system.
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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to nostalia on Thu Mar 2 08:06:00 2023
    Hello nostalia!

    ** On Wednesday 01.03.23 - 19:33, nostalia wrote to MRO:

    Re: usb3-over-eth, anyone?
    By: Ogg to MRO on Sun Feb 26 2023 09:27 pm

    If you're looking for something new instead of ebay -- https://www.usbgear.com/ANYPLACEUSB-H3.html is a 3-port USB 3.1 over IP

    Excellent find. Thx.

    I suppose this could just be a RaspPi repackaged?


    Most things you do over USB are pretty sporadic anyways.

    Perhaps, but a device like that can supplant the meagre USB2 on
    older laptops.


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  • From Airmailman@VERT to Ogg on Mon Mar 20 05:20:42 2023
    Re: usb3-over-eth, anyone?
    By: Ogg to All on Sat Feb 25 2023 06:43 pm

    I have a pc that has limited or non-fuctional usb2 ports. I'd
    like to have support for fast usb3 devices. Is there a
    reasonably-priced usb3-over-eth solution? The Digi AnywhereUSB
    AW02-G300 sounds awesome but it is over $400.

    What about a PCIe expansion card. I see USB3 cards going for as little as $5.

    Spend the other $395 on gas...

    Cheers,
    Dennis

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  • From Ogg@VERT/CAPCITY2 to Airmailman on Mon Mar 20 14:00:00 2023
    Hello Airmailman!

    I have a pc that has limited or non-fuctional usb2 ports.
    I'd like to have support for fast usb3 devices. Is there a
    reasonably-priced usb3-over-eth solution? The Digi
    AnywhereUSB AW02-G300 sounds awesome but it is over $400.

    What about a PCIe expansion card. I see USB3 cards going
    for as little as $5.

    I decided to get an ExpressCard/54 (PCIe). My T60 Thinkpad
    seemed to accomodate one ..and I didn't realize ExpressCard
    support was there.

    The new card is equipped with three USB3.0 ports.

    Seems to be a good stop-gap measure for now.

    The USB3 speeds on the card are about double what I was getting
    on the USB2 ports. That's good enuff for now.


    Spend the other $395 on gas...

    No kidding. :O

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