Hello. I have this old USB bridge cable from LPT.com that was originally designed to work with Windows. It says on the cable body: BAFO NET-LinQ USB to USB Network Bridge Cable and dmesg on my Kubuntu Hardy system shows this upon connecting this device to two systems running Ubuntu:
[ 1300.500080] usb 1-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 5
[ 1300.671060] usb 1-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 1300.675363] usb0: register 'plusb' at usb-0000:00:1d.0-2, Prolific PL-2301/PL-2302, 82:8c:c2:6d:f1:b9
On Windows it was supposed to be plugged into two systems' USB ports and the appropriate proprietary program (which came with the cable on a floppy) was loaded on both machines. You could view the files and media of either system from either. You drag-drop to transfer files, during which transfer one of the two systems is locked to be a server and the other a client. The lock is released upon completion.
My question: Is there a way to use this old cable on Ubuntu?
Thanks in advance.