Congratulations on your purchase of the
Titan USB-USB Network Adapter. This unique
adapter allows you to easily construct a
network via USB port and share all the resource
such as files, printers peripheral equipment,
and more.
Package Checklist
The product package of the USB-USB Network Adapter includes the following
items:
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USB-USB Network Adapter
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Two USB cables, 1.8m each
·
Driver Installation Diskette
·
This user’s manual
Overview
The USB-USB Network Adapter provides a quick and easy solution to
network up to 17 USB computers via hot Plug & Play technology without
adding any Network Interface Cards. It is suitable for small offices, home
offices, mobile users, and network gamers. With the USB-USB Network
Adapter, users can play multi-player games, share files, printers, peripheral
equipment, and more.
Features
The USB-USB Network Adapter provides the following features:
l USB host to host communication
l Single cable solution for network communication
l Standard Windows Explorer user interface
l Maximum Data transfer rate: Over 5 Mbps
l Construct USB Network up to 17 PCs
l Power management: current reduces to 450mA at suspend mode
l Sharing resources, such as Printers, CD-ROMs, Modems, Scanners, etc.
l Support TCP/IP, NetBEUI, IPX/SPX protocols
l Full NDIS driver implementation
l No external power needed
l Compliant with USB specification version 1.1
l USB full speed connection
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l Support Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Millennium Edition and
Windows 2000 Professional Edition
l Hot PnP for easy use
l Suitable for SOHO and mobile network environment
System Requirements
Before you use the USB-USB Network Adapter, make sure your computer is
an IBM PC-compatible PC with the following minimum system requirements:
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Intel-compatible 486DX4-100 MHz CPU or higher
One standard USB port (4-pin) and has the symbol
Windows 98 Second Edition or higher
Driver Installation
Before you start installing the driver, please don’t plug your USB-USB
Network Bridge Cable into the USB port of your computer. Follow the steps
below to install the USB-USB Network Adapter driver:
1.
Power on the computers where you will connect USB-USB Network
Adapter Cable and make sure that the USB port is enabled and working
properly.
2.
Insert the USB-USB Network Adapter driver diskette into the floppy disk
drive and run the Setup program inside the driver diskette.
3.
The InstallShield Wizard will guide you step-by-step to complete the
installation process.
4.
In Choose Destination Location Window, you can either install USB-USB
Network Bridge driver to C:\program files\ USB-USB Network Bridge
Driver V1.5.0.0 or you can install it to the specified directory you want.
Click NEXT.
5.
Bridge Driver Installation: (USB LAN Access Internet via Ethernet LAN)
With USB-USB Network Adapter cable, you can access Internet via
Ethernet LAN. We have to construct an USB LAN and an Ethernet LAN
environment, as the diagram shows below:
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Computer B
Computer C
Router
Internet
Computer A
USB-USB Network
Bridge cable
USB LAN
Ethernet LAN
Network Construction
-Computer A: Connects Computer B with USB-USB Network Adapter
cable.
-Computer B: The Bridge Computer that connects Computer A through
USB-USB Network Adapter cable and connects Computer
C with an Ethernet Adapter.
-Computer C: One PC of the Ethernet LAN connects Computer B with
an Ethernet Adapter and can access the Internet directly.
Take this Network Construction above as an example, Computer B has
to be the Bridge Computer, and it needs Bridge Driver while installing.
The InstallShield Wizard will pop-up a Question Window as follows:
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Computer B: It has to be the Bridge Computer, you must click
“Yes”.
Computer A: You have to click ”No”.
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Important: Because this “USB-USB Bridge Protocol” must not be
installed on more than one computer in the USB LAN. That is,
In a USB LAN, only one computer can click “Yes” (to be the
Bridge one), and the others must click “No”.
After you install this Bridge Driver on Computer B, there will be one
more protocol: USB-USB Networking Bridge in the Network
Configuration. This is a routing protocol, you can use it to bridge
between an USB LAN and an Ethernet LAN.
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During the installations, the system may ask you to insert the Windows
98 CD-ROM, please insert your Windows 98 CD-ROM into your CD-ROM
drive then click OK.
If the system cannot find any files, please direct to your CD-ROM drive
and click OK.
The system will pop up a question window to ask you if you would like
to set up IP address for USB Network Adapter. You could set I up now
or choose to do it later. Regarding the settings, please refer to
“Advanced Network Function: Communication between USB LAN and
Ethernet (IP/Modem Sharing” section.
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The system will ask you to reboot the computer when the installation is
complete. Please remove the diskette from your floppy disk drive,
connect the USB-USB Network Bridge cable and restart Windows
system.
10. Since USB-USB Network Bridge Driver V1.5.0.0 has finished installing
the network driver during the installation, your USB network
environment is set up automatically when the installation is complete.
Now you can see all the computers in your network in Network
Neighbourhood and you can share programs, files and other peripheral
devices through the standard Windows interfaces, e.g. Windows
Explorer and Network Neighbourhood.
11. To start sharing the resources, please follow the instructions below.
Click the Start menu, point to Programs\Windows Explorer.
a.
Expand the desktop and select the drive, folder, file or printer you
want to share.
b.
Right click on the resource.
c.
Select Sharing.
d.
Select Shared As and enter the Shared Name to be recognized by
other computers.
e.
Select an access type. For example, choose Full to give the
complete access right to this resource or Read-Only to give
others the read-only right to the resource.
f.
Click OK.
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Advanced Network Function: Communication between
USB LAN and Ethernet (IP/Modem Sharing)
Definition:
With USB-USB Network Bridge cable, you can access Internet via Ethernet.
Take this diagram as an example again:
Computer B
Computer C
Router
Internet
Computer A
USB-USB Network
Bridge cable
USB LAN
Ethernet LAN
Network Construction
-Computer A: Connects Computer B with USB-USB Network Bridge
cable.
-Computer B: The Bridge Computer that connects Computer A through
USB-USB Network Bridge cable and connects Computer
C with an Ethernet Adapter.
-Computer C: One PC of the Ethernet LAN, connects Computer B with
an Ethernet Adapter and can access the Internet directly.
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Part 1: USB to Ethernet
This function allows you to access the resource of Ethernet.
Computer B
Computer C
Router
Internet
Computer A
USB-USB Network
Bridge cable
USB LAN
Ethernet LAN
Installed Items description:
Computer A:
a. USB-USB Network Bridge Driver V1.5.0.0 ( When installing “USB-USB
Bridge Protocol”, please press “No”).
b. “NetBEUI” protocol, keep all the settings as default value.
c. Computer Name: Please use an unique one.
d. Workgroup: Please make sure the group name is the same as the
computers in the Ethernet.
e. “File and printer sharing service for Microsoft Networks” should be
installed.
Computer B:
a. USB-USB Network Bridge Driver V1.5.0.0 ( When installing “USB-USB
Bridge Protocol”, please press “Yes”).
b. “NetBEUI-> LAN Card” protocol, keep all the settings as default value.
c. “NetBEUI-> USB-USB Network Bridge Adapter” protocol, keep all the
settings as default value.
d. Computer Name: Please use an unique one.
e. Workgroup: Please make sure the group name is the same as the
computers in the Ethernet.
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f. “File and printer sharing service for Microsoft Networks” should be
installed.
After these items above are installed, Computer A can:
(1) See all the computers in your network(USB LAN and Ethernet) in Network
Neighbourhood.
(2) Share programs, files and other peripheral devices through the standard
Windows interfaces, e.g. Windows Explorer and Network Neighbourhood.
Part 2: USB to Internet via Ethernet (Use Real IP Address)
This function allows you to access Internet via Ethernet, the operating
condition is that every computer has an unique IP Address in the Network
(USB LAN and Ethernet).
Computer B
Computer C
Router
Internet
Computer A
USB-USB Network
Bridge cable
USB LAN
Ethernet LAN
Installed Items description:
Computer A:
a. USB-USB Network Bridge Driver V1.5.0.0 ( When installing “USB-USB
Bridge Protocol”, please press “No”).
b. “NetBEUI” protocol, keep all the settings as default value.
c. “TCP/IP-> USB-USB Network Bridge Adapter” protocol, choose “Specify
an IP Address”, fill in an unique IP Address and Subnet Mask of the
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Ethernet. Press “WINS Configuration”, select “Disable WINS Resolution”.
Press “Gateway”, fill in the Gateway address of the Ethernet.
d. Computer Name: Please use an unique one.
e. Workgroup: Please make sure the group name is the same as the
computers in the Ethernet.
f. “File and printer sharing service for Microsoft Networks” should be
installed.
Computer B:
a. USB-USB Network Bridge Driver V1.5.0.0 ( When installing “USB-USB
Bridge Protocol”, please press “Yes”).
b. “NetBEUI-> LAN Card” protocol, keep all the settings as default value.
c. “NetBEUI-> USB-USB Network Bridge Adapter” protocol, keep all the
settings as default value.
d. “TCP/IP-> LAN Card” protocol, choose “Specify an IP Address”, fill in an
unique IP Address and Subnet Mask of the Ethernet. Press “WINS
Configuration”, select “Disable WINS Resolution”. Press “Gateway”, fill
in the Gateway address of the Ethernet.
e. “TCP/IP-> USB-USB Network Bridge Adapter” protocol, keep all the
settings as default value.
f. Computer Name: Please use an unique one.
g. Workgroup: Please make sure the group name is the same as the
computers in the Ethernet.
h. “File and printer sharing service for Microsoft Networks” should be
installed.
Note: “LAN Card” is the “Network Adapter” , ex. “Intel 21140 based 10/100 mbps
Ethernet Controller”.
After these items above are installed, Computer A can:
(1) See all the computers in your network(USB LAN and Ethernet) in Network
Neighbourhood.
(2) Share programs, files and other peripheral devices through the standard
Windows interfaces, e.g. Windows Explorer and Network Neighbourhood.
(3) Execute all the applications on Internet (WWW, Email, FTP, Telnet,
Gopher… etc.).
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Part 3: USB to Internet via Ethernet (Use “Internet Connection
Sharing” Service)
This function allows you to access Internet via Ethernet, the operating
condition is:
(1) OS: Windows 98 Second Edition (Provide”Internet Connection Sharing”
service).
(2) Bridge computer (Computer B) has an IP Address to access Internet.
Computer B
Computer C
Router
Internet
Computer A
USB-USB Network
Bridge cable
USB LAN
Ethernet LAN
Installed Items description:
Computer A:
a. USB-USB Network Bridge Driver V1.5.0.0 ( When installing “USB-USB
Bridge Protocol”, please press “No”).
b. “NetBEUI” protocol, keep all the settings as default value.
c. “TCP/IP-> USB-USB Network Bridge Adapter” protocol, press “IP
Address”, select “Obtain an IP address automatically”. Press “WINS
Configuration”, select “Use DHCP for WINS Resolution”. Press
“Gateway”, Empty the Gateway address.
d. Go to “Control Panel”, select “Internet”, choose “Connections”, press
“LAN settings”. In “Automatic configuration”, enable “Automatically
detect settings” and keep other settings empty.
e. Computer Name: Please use an unique one.
f. Workgroup: Please make sure the group name is the same as the
computers in the Ethernet.
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g. “File and printer sharing service for Microsoft Networks” should be
installed.
Computer B:
a. USB-USB Network Bridge Driver V1.5.0.0 ( When installing “USB-USB
Bridge Protocol”, please press “Yes”).
b. “NetBEUI-> LAN Card” protocol, keep all the settings as default value.
c. “NetBEUI-> USB-USB Network Bridge Adapter” protocol, keep all the
settings as default value.
d. “TCP/IP-> LAN Card” protocol, choose “Specify an IP Address”, fill in an
unique IP Address and Subnet Mask of the Ethernet. Press “WINS
Configuration”, select “Disable WINS Resolution”. Press “Gateway”, fill
in the Gateway address of the Ethernet.
e. “TCP/IP-> USB-USB Network Bridge Adapter” protocol, keep all the
settings as default value.
f. Go to “Control Panel”, select “Add/Remove Programs”, press “Windows
Setup”, choose “Internet tools” and enable “Internet Connection
Sharing” item. Follow the Setup procedure to complete the installation:
When Installing “Internet Connection”, choose “LAN Card, Ex. Intel
21140 based 10/100 mbps Ethernet Controller”. When Installing “Local
Connection”, choose “USB-USB Network Bridge Adapter”.
g. After re-start Windows, “Internet Connection Sharing” will setup all the
other Network configuration properly. That is, keep all the Network
Protocol settings as default value.
h. Go to “Control Panel”, select “Internet”, choose “Connections”, press
“LAN settings”. In “Automatic configuration”, enable “Automatically
detect settings” and keep other settings empty.
i. Computer Name: Please use an unique one.
j. Workgroup: Please make sure the group name is the same as the
computers in the Ethernet.
k. “File and printer sharing service for Microsoft Networks” should be
installed.
Make sure:
(1) The USB-USB Network Bridge Cable has been connected on Computer A
and Computer B properly.
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(2) Turn on Computer B first, after logging on the Ethernet, then turn on
Computer A.
After these items above are installed, Computer A can:
(1) See all the computers in your network(USB LAN and Ethernet) in Network
Neighbourhood.
(2) Share programs, files and other peripheral devices through the standard
Windows interfaces, e.g. Windows Explorer and Network Neighbourhood.
(3) Execute all the applications on Internet (WWW, Email, FTP, Telnet,
Gopher… etc.).
Part 4: USB to Internet via Modem (Use Wingate, Sygate IP
Sharing Software)
This function allows you to access Internet via Ethernet, the operating
condition is:
(1) Modem, for Internet connection of Bridge Computer (Computer B).
(2) Wingate, or Sygate IP Sharing Software.
Computer B
Modem
Internet
Computer A
USB-USB Network
Bridge Cable
Installed Items description:
Computer A:
a. USB-USB Network Bridge Driver V1.5.0.0 ( When installing “USB-USB
Bridge Protocol”, please press “No”).
b. “NetBEUI” protocol, keep all the settings as default value.
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c. “TCP/IP-> USB-USB Network Bridge Adapter” protocol, choose “Specify
an IP Address”, fill in an Intranet IP Address(Ex. 192.168.1.2) and Subnet
Mask(255.255.255.0). Press “WINS Configuration”, select “Disable WINS
Resolution”. Press “Gateway”, fill in: 192.168.1.1(Computer B).
d. Go to “Control Panel”, select “Internet”, choose “Connections”, press
“LAN settings”. In “Automatic configuration”, enable “Automatically
detect settings” and keep other settings empty.
e. Computer Name: Please use an unique one.
f. Workgroup: Please make sure the group name is the same as Computer
B.
g. “File and printer sharing service for Microsoft Networks” should be
installed.
h. Wingate Client Service.
Computer B:
a. USB-USB Network Bridge Driver V1.5.0.0 ( When installing “USB-USB
Bridge Protocol”, please press “Yes”).
b. “NetBEUI-> Dial-Up Adapter” protocol, keep all the settings as default
value.
c. “NetBEUI-> USB-USB Network Bridge Adapter” protocol, keep all the
settings as default value.
d. “TCP/IP-> Up-Up Adapter” protocol, press “IP Address”, select “Obtain
an IP address automatically”. Press “WINS Configuration”, select
“Disable WINS Resolution”. Press “Gateway”, Empty the Gateway
address.
e. “TCP/IP-> USB-USB Network Bridge Adapter” protocol, choose “Specify
an IP Address”, fill in an Intranet IP Address(192.168.1.1) and Subnet
Mask(255.255.255.0). Press “WINS Configuration”, select “Disable WINS
Resolution”. Press “Gateway”, Empty the Gateway address.
f. Go to “Control Panel”, select “Internet”, choose “Connections”, press
“LAN settings”. In “Automatic configuration”, enable “Automatically
detect settings” and keep other settings empty.
g. Computer Name: Please use an unique one.
h. Workgroup: Please make sure the group name is the same as the
Computer A.
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i. “File and printer sharing service for Microsoft Networks” should be
installed.
j. Wingate Server, enable all binding service of Internet connections.
(Please refer to the Manual of Wingate.)
Make sure:
(1) The USB-USB Network Bridge Cable has been connected on Computer A
and Computer B properly.
(2) Computer B can dial up with Modem and connect Internet properly.
After these items above are installed, Computer A can:
(1) See all the computers in your network(USB LAN) in Network
Neighbourhood.
(2) Share programs, files and other peripheral devices through the standard
Windows interfaces, e.g. Windows Explorer and Network Neighbourhood.
(3) Execute all the applications on Internet (WWW, Email, FTP, Telnet,
Gopher… etc.).
Part 5: USB to Internet via Modem (Use “Internet Connection
Sharing” Service)
This function allows you to access Internet via Ethernet, the operating
condition is:
(1) Modem, for Internet connection of Bridge Computer (Computer B).
(2) OS: Windows 98 Second Edition (Provide”Internet Connection Sharing”
service).
Computer B
Modem
Internet
Computer A
USB-USB Network
Bridge Cable
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Installed Items description:
Computer A:
a. USB-USB Network Bridge Driver V1.5.0.0 ( When installing “USB-USB
Bridge Protocol”, please press “No”).
b. “NetBEUI” protocol, keep all the settings as default value.
c. “TCP/IP-> USB-USB Network Bridge Adapter” protocol, press “IP
Address”, select “Obtain an IP address automatically”. Press “WINS
Configuration”, select “Use DHCP for WINS Resolution”. Press
“Gateway”, Empty the Gateway address.
d. Go to “Control Panel”, select “Internet”, choose “Connections”, press
“LAN settings”. In “Automatic configuration”, enable “Automatically
detect settings” and keep other settings empty.
e. Computer Name: Please use an unique one.
f. Workgroup: Please make sure the group name is the same as the
Computer B.
g. “File and printer sharing service for Microsoft Networks” should be
installed.
Computer B:
a. USB-USB Network Bridge Driver V1.5.0.0 ( When installing “USB-USB
Bridge Protocol”, please press “Yes”).
b. “NetBEUI-> Up-Up Adapter” protocol, keep all the settings as default
value.
c. “NetBEUI-> USB-USB Network Bridge Adapter” protocol, keep all the
settings as default value.
d. “TCP/IP-> Up-Up Adapter” protocol, press “IP Address”, select “Obtain
an IP address automatically”. Press “WINS Configuration”, select
“Disable WINS Resolution”. Press “Gateway”, Empty the Gateway
address.
e. “TCP/IP-> USB-USB Network Bridge Adapter” protocol, keep all the
settings as default value.
f. Go to “Control Panel”, select “Add/Remove Programs”, press “Windows
Setup”, choose “Internet tools” and enable “Internet Connection
Sharing” item. Follow the Setup procedure to complete the installation:
When Installing “Internet Connection”, choose “Up-Up Adapter”. When
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Installing “Local Connection”, choose “USB-USB Network Bridge
Adapter”.
g. After re-start Windows, “Internet Connection Sharing” will setup all the
other Network configuration properly. That is, keep all the Network
Protocol settings as default value.
h. Go to “Control Panel”, select “Internet”, choose “Connections”, press
“LAN settings”. In “Automatic configuration”, enable “Automatically
detect settings” and keep other settings empty.
i. Computer Name: Please use an unique one.
j. Workgroup: Please make sure the group name is the same as the
Computer A.
k. “File and printer sharing service for Microsoft Networks” should be
installed.
Make sure:
(1) The USB-USB Network Bridge Cable has been connected on Computer A
and Computer B properly.
(2) Computer B can dial up with Modem and connect Internet properly.
After these items above are installed, Computer A can:
(1) See all the computers in your network(USB LAN and Ethernet) in Network
Neighbourhood.
(2) Share programs, files and other peripheral devices through the standard
Windows interfaces, e.g. Windows Explorer and Network Neighbourhood.
(3) Execute all the applications on Internet (WWW, Email, FTP, Telnet,
Gopher… etc.).
Driver Uninstallation
Follow the steps below to remove the USB-USB Network Bridge driver from
Windows system:
1.
Click the Start menu, point to Setting\Control Panel. Double click
Add/Remove Programs icon.
2.
In Install/Uninstall tab, select USB-USB Network Bridge Driver V1.5.0.0.
3.
Click Add/Remove button and then click OK.
4.
Restart Windows system.
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Troubleshooting
If you have successfully installed the driver, but can’t see either your or the
other computers’ names in Window’s Network Neighbourhood, please check
the following points.
1.
2.
Make sure the USB-USB
Network Bridges Cables are
firmly connected to the USB
ports of your computers or
USB hubs.
Click the Start menu, point to
Setting\Control Panel.
Double click Network icon.
In Identification tab, ensure
each computer has been
given a unique name, not to
conflict with each other.
Make sure the Workgroup
name is the same for all the
computers in the network.
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3.
In Configuration tab, check the
USB-USB Network Bridge
Adapter is in The following
network compenents are
installed list.
4.
In Configuration tab, click File
and Print Sharing button.
Make sure both I want to be
able to give others access to
my files and I want to be able
to allow others to print to my
printer(s) functions are
selected. It would cause the
File and printer sharing for
Microsoft networks service
be installed and enable this
computer to share its files and
printers to the others.
After checking all these points, if the network is still not working properly,
please contact your supplier instead of revising the settings by yourself
unless you are an expert network user.
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