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Offline hoosier122Topic starter

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USB to Bluetooth/Wifi
« on: August 07, 2009, 04:55:06 AM »
This proposal is quite simple in concept...

Wireless USB via Bluetooth or WiFi.

Essentially I just want to pass information from 1 USB port to another USB port wirelessly.

Every Bluetooth/Wifi device I see requires you to install software on both devices.  Would it not be possible to make a dongle which would  essentially just pass information from device A to device B via a wireless connection (without installing special software on both devices).

[USB Port A] - [Wireless Dongle A] - [Wireless Dongle B] - [USB Port B]

Anyone know if this can be done?

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Re: USB to Bluetooth/Wifi
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2009, 05:15:33 AM »
i would have thouht software will be needed on both ends , espesially if you are going to us blutooth

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Re: USB to Bluetooth/Wifi
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2009, 05:24:17 AM »
Yes I understand that's how it works now.

The computer device could have software installed, but the other device is not cable of having software installed.
« Last Edit: August 07, 2009, 05:26:14 AM by hoosier122 »

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Re: USB to Bluetooth/Wifi
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2009, 05:34:17 AM »
what exactly is the other device?
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Re: USB to Bluetooth/Wifi
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2009, 06:37:56 AM »
Nikon D80 Digital camera.

Currently it is connected to a mobile computer via a USB (computer) to mini B (camera) cable.

Everytime you take a picture with the camera the camera control software (on the computer) stores the image in a directory on the computer.

This model of camera does not have Bluetooth capabilities. 

But to me it seems like if it can be done wired, it should be able to be done wirelessly.

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Re: USB to Bluetooth/Wifi
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2009, 02:24:45 AM »
Found a solution (have not tested)



ETA:  This still requires a hub (basically a router).  Which is not practical for a mobile application.

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« Last Edit: August 08, 2009, 02:34:27 AM by hoosier122 »

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Re: USB to Bluetooth/Wifi
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2009, 02:44:34 AM »
Man.... USB = software for the host....
And for wireless, I've tested some asus wifi usb modules
Kinda thing that Asus and USRobotics are the best for the networking devices... as far as I tested
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Re: USB to Bluetooth/Wifi
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2009, 01:18:13 PM »
Man.... USB = software for the host....
And for wireless, I've tested some asus wifi usb modules
Kinda thing that Asus and USRobotics are the best for the networking devices... as far as I tested

Come again?

What is the best solution for this?

Obviously data and some power is being sent out of the camera through the mini B port.  What's the best way to send this wireless?

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