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O.T. usb or ethernet?

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by piedwagtail91, 17 Jan 2008.

  1. piedwagtail91

    piedwagtail91 Über Member

    the best pc has just died so are back on a steam driven one which only has a usb connection for the modem.
    would there be any noticeable difference if we put a ethernet card in and connected that way.
    we used to connect all our ,well two,pc's through a router to the modem so have all the leads.
  2. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    North Somerset
    If it's old enough to be pre-USB2, then I guess a card would be quicker.

    You can get them for next to nothing on the old Ebay.
  3. piedwagtail91

    piedwagtail91 Über Member

    thanks, it's got a mix of usb 1 and 2.
  4. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    I've got an old 100 meg ethernet card you can have if you want it.
  5. piedwagtail91

    piedwagtail91 Über Member

    thanks, the daughters boyfriend has just dropped one off but if it doesn't work , i may take you up on it , wish he'd dropped a pc off this one is sooooo slow!!
  6. rustychisel

    rustychisel Well-Known Member

    USB is slow as a wet week, slower than SCSI...
  7. LLB

    LLB Guest

    Use Ethernet, It is easier to configure
  8. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    usb hub?

    usb is fine depending, usb 2 is quick surely?
  9. piedwagtail91

    piedwagtail91 Über Member

    thanks for the replies.got the ethernet working.
    strange thing is the dead pc is now running.
    the shop said it needed a new motherboard, so thinking i had nothing to lose i went to take a dvd player out. after removing the drive i switched it on to see what the display on the motherboard said, it came up with ff as usual, then the screen came on.
    so much for computer shops, they'd have had £100 quid off me for supposed new board and processor.
    must have been a problem with the drive i removed.:ohmy:
  10. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Result! :ohmy:
  11. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    USB 1.0 is still faster than an 8 meg broadband connection, so no diffs, may be some CPU load, bit minimal.

    The speeds aren't the same...glad it's going..

    Bloody annoying PC's, especially if you are the family 'expert' and are expected to be on 24/7 call....ffs I've had a glass or three of vino, will it wait.......
  12. piedwagtail91

    piedwagtail91 Über Member

    yeh, i thought kids were supposed to be the experts!
  13. bianco

    bianco New Member

    agreed with fossyant.

    you won't notice a difference, unless you're gaming at 1280 x 1024 in software mode.
  14. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    hm, if you copying data like music or something then you'll want usb 2 over 1, 1 wmorks but you don;t want to watch it