The USB to USb setup Network Cable.

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I want the pin diagram of USB to USb Network Cable.

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This question was answered on April 22, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

PC Hardware

Connecting the Keyboard, Mouse, and Monitor

On most new PCs, connections for the keyboard, mouse and printer are colour-coded; violet, cyan, and magenta respectively The keyboard and mouse connectors are circular with 6-pins (PS/2 standard) each, this may lead to confusion on where to plug them in If your connectors are not colour-coded, the keyboard always plugs into the lower (or leftmost if you have a tower) and the mouse plugs into the upper connection (Never force a plug into its connection, you may damage the pins inside the connector)

The monitor cable has an end with 15-pins in a D-shaped connector (shown in picture with the keyboard and mouse connectors) The connection to which this plugs into is shown on the left Note that it has three rows of pins Once the connector is on, tighten the screws until the connector is held in place Do NOT over tighten the screws

Connecting the Printer

A PC printer cable has two different ends, one is called a DB25-M and the other is a Centris 36 The DB25-M connector, shown on the top right, is the side that connects to the computer It will plug into the connection marked "Parallel port connector" illustrated in the diagram at the top of the PC Hardware section.

Some computers have SCSI devices that use the same DB25-M connector When in doubt use the connection closest to the keyboard and mouse connections or call Computing Services at (416) 287-7618.

Connecting the Network

The network connection on the wall of your office looks similar to a phone jack, only it is larger (Do NOT plug your phone into any office jack marked "Ethernet", "ISDN" or "Data Only") The Ethernet connection on your PC is usually labeled "10Mbps" or "10/100 and looks like the image shown on the left It will have a "Link" (or "Lnk") light that will light up once the Ethernet cable (shown on the right) is plugged in (on both ends) and the computer is turned on.

The Ethernet card may also have a light labeled "ACT", "Data", or "Activity" that will flash whenever data is passed to the Ethernet card This light should be flashing when you use the network

Connecting the SpeakersSound cards (shown on the left) are commonly found in today's personal computers Some are colour-coded but most are not Look for the words "Line out" or the symbol above one of the jacks, if it is colour-coded it will be green, this is where to plug the speaker's connector (shown on the right)

If the speakers are not working, be sure to check the speaker's power connection and the volume levels on the speaker and the computer.

Connecting a USB Device

The USB connector (shown to the right) plugs into the "USB port connectors" illustrated in the diagram at the begining of the PC Hardware section Most PCs have room for two USB devices If there are more than two USB devices a USB Hub will need to be attached to the computer Connect the USB Hub to one of the "USB port connectors" and the rest of your USB devices will plug into the USB Hub.

Connecting the Power

As the last step the power must be connected To do this, take the power cord (shown to the right) and plug the end without the prongs into the top connection shown on the left Now plug the other end into the wall.

The monitor's connection is the same, plug the one end into the monitor and the other into the wall.

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iMac Hardware

Connecting the Keyboard and Mouse

The beauty of the iMac is its simplicity of setup Connect the mouse USB connector (shown right) to the keyboard, either side is fine Then conect the USB cable (has both ends that look like the mouse connector) one side to the keyboard and the other side to the "USB port connector" illustrated in the diagram at the top of the iMac Hardware section

Connecting the Network

The network connection on the wall of your office looks similar to a phone jack, only it is larger (Do NOT plug your phone into any office jack marked "Ethernet", "ISDN" or "Data Only") Plug one end of the Ethernet cable (shown on the right) into this wall connection and the other end into the "Ethernet connector" illustrated in the diagram at the beginning of the iMac Hardware section.

Connecting other USB Devices (ie: USB Printer)

The USB connector (shown to the right) plugs into the "USB port connectors" illustrated in the diagram at the begining of the iMac Hardware section iMacs will only have room for one more USB device If there is more than one additional USB device to connect, a USB Hub will need to be attached to the iMac Connect the USB Hub to one of the "USB port connectors" and the rest of your USB devices will plug into the USB Hub.

Connecting a FireWire Device

If the iMac is fairly new, it will accept FireWire devices The iMac DV accepts two FireWire chains For FireWire you plug the FireWire connector (shown to the right) into one of the "FireWire port connectors" illustrated in the diagram at the beginning of the iMac Hardware section and the other side into your FireWire device (ie: DV Cam) If there are more devices, they may be chained through your FireWire device The device should have another FireWire port.

Connecting the Power

After everything else is connected, the iMac can be plugged in To do this you will have to take the power cord (like the iMacs, this cable is very colourful and somewhat resembles the power cable shown on the right) and plug it into the power connection on the back of the iMac.

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G4 Mac Hardware

Connecting the Keyboard, Mouse, and Monitor

Connect the mouse USB connector (shown right) to the keyboard, either side is fine Then conect the USB cable (has both ends that look like the mouse connector) one side to the keyboard and the other side to the "USB port connector" illustrated in the diagram at the top of the G4 Hardware section

Depending on the type of monitor being connected to the G4, you will have one of two connectors.Both connectors can only fit in on spot on the G4 so there is no need to worry about plugging them in the wrong spot Both jacks are shown as "Video connector" on the diagram at the beginning of the G4 Hardware section If the connector is the one shown to the right, tighten the screws until the connector is held in place Do NOT over tighten the screws

Connecting the Network

The network connection on the wall of your office looks similar to a phone jack, only it is larger (Do NOT plug your phone into any office jack marked "Ethernet", "ISDN" or "Data Only") Plug one end of the Ethernet cable (shown on the right) into this wall connection and the other end into the "Ethernet connector" illustrated in the diagram at the beginning of the G4 Hardware section.

Connecting a USB Device (ie: USB Printer)

The USB connector (shown to the right) plugs into the "USB port connectors" illustrated in the diagram at the begining of the G4 Hardware section G4 Macs have room for two USB devices If there is more than two USB devices to connect, a USB Hub will need to be attached to the G4 Connect the USB Hub to one of the "USB port connectors" and the rest of your USB devices will plug into the USB Hub.

Connecting a FireWire Device

All G4 systems will accept two FireWire chains For FireWire you plug the FireWire connector (shown to the right) into one of the "FireWire port connectors" illustrated in the diagram at the beginning of the G4 Hardware section and the other side into your FireWire device (ie: DV Cam) If there are more devices, they may be chained through your FireWire device The device should have another FireWire port

Connecting the Power

As the last step the power must be connected To do this, take the power cord (shown to the right) and plug the end without the prongs into the top connection shown as "Power connector" in the diagram at the top of the G4 Hardware section Now plug the other end into the wall.

The monitor's connection is the same, plug the one end into the monitor and the other into the wall

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Posted by Ludens of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on April 22, 2004