> Note: someone posted a plain male/male usb cable, that one probly will not work because of the lack of electronics <
I read the following over on USENET in the alt.windows98 newsgroup:
> *Warning: Host to Host Cables
> It may seem like an A-male to A-male cable would be handy to connect two USB hosts
> together. DO NOT DO THIS! This will short out your computers, possibly causing serious
> damage. USB was not designed to work this way.
> You can, however, purchase a USB Host to USB Host Adapter from a number of vendors. These
> have some additional electronics inside that make this all work. They also come with
> software to allow networking or file transfer between the two systems over the link.
Go to Deja to see the USENET alt.windows98 newsgroup message thread
I too was thinking about trying out a *plain* USB cable to connect the webplayer to a PC for at least file transfers but when I read the USENET message then I thought I would try something else. I'm waiting for a Belkin USB Direct Connect Adapter that I got on ebay for $16.98. I have no idea if that'll work but it should be safer than potentially shorting out my webplayer. (shudder) Also, the discussions on USENET about Windows 98's built-in direct cable connections say that's for serial ports and parralel ports but not USB.