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USB cable question

 
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Kate



Joined: 19 Jun 2007
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 12:08 am    Post subject: USB cable question Reply with quote

Hi.

I need to buy a USB cable for my DSL modem to connect to my laptop. Does it matter which type I buy?
Is 2.0 faster than 1.0 or is that in reference to something else?

Any brand recommendations? If I purchase online, any specific site you'd recommend?

Thanks!
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Markb



Joined: 29 Nov 2007
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Location: UK

PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my experience there is not really any difference between USB 1.1 & USB 2.0 cables. It is just a way of manufacturers trying to charge more.
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Kate



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! I read on the 'review' section of Amazon that someone was mad that they accidently rec'd the 1.1 and not the 2.0 and the connection was now slower. So, I thought there was a difference I should know about. They're relatively inexpensive. At least, online they are. BestBuy charged me 36.00 for one that I saw online for only 7.00! Shocked
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Markb



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Kate,
Some additional information can be found here Which basically echos what I was saying that there is no real difference for short distances.
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