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Re: First Post! Annoying Debate at Work.

  • From: Roland Perry
  • Date: Sun Feb 29 11:44:53 2004

I suspect what the
convertor does is take the frame, and send it out the USB in whatever format it
needs to be data intact.
It sends highly processed(/extracted) data to a device driver running on the PC. Just like an ethernet adapter on a PC-card would. If it were in any sense still "ethernet" data, there would have to be an "ethernet card" inside the PC on the 'inside end' of the USB. And there isn't.

(Apart from anything else, the ethernet cable might running at up to 100MBps, and the USB at perhaps a tenth of that on a good day).
Roland Perry