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Topic # 29124 24-Dec-2008 14:24
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I still can't quite decode all the blather on sales sites
that have modest WAPs, but include references to
USB? I need to replace a borrowed WAP/router (so
I can return it!) and if there was one that had USB
jackpoints, that could be a selling point. (USB jack
points are in short supply, around here. Working
ones, anyway!)

So, does anyone know - from seeing it or other hands-
on experience, whether, when the sales blurb mentions
USB, that such a reference means that the WAP has
both ethernet jackpoints & USB jackpoint[s]?

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  Reply # 186222 26-Dec-2008 23:52
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Usually on the cheap ones, means it can connect to a computer on USB or ethernet. USB to a router sucks.

its only on the storage routers etc that they have a USB host port that you can use for useful things. Still not going to get you the functionality of local usb ports, more made for sharing a printer or a hdd to the network.


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  Reply # 186284 27-Dec-2008 18:15
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A usb plug on an access point is either
 - to go from the pc to the access point which you dont want to do. Drivers generally suck and cause your pc to crash often
 - to go from the access point to a shared printer to make it avaliable on the network.

If you want more general purpose usb plugs, you can get a usb hub for something like $20 on tradme

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Reply # 186323 27-Dec-2008 22:29
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OK - so any USB jack points on most any WAP are not
likely to be a good place for quick plug-in/out any flash/
pen drives so that they're LAN available.

Is that what I'm hearing y'all saying?

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