1. Power on the computers where you
will connect Net-LinQ: USB Connection Cable. Log on as
2. Make sure that the USB port is
enabled and working properly.
||Check your Device
(in the Control-Panel "System"
on the tab: "Hardware" ) :
Open Universal Serial Bus Controller
and make sure there are no errors on
either the USB Controller or
the USB Root Hub
3. Insert the driver diskette for the Network
Bridge Application for Windows 2000 into the floppy
drive and run the A:\ Setup.exe program inside the
driver diskette. (Do not plug in the cable yet)
4. The Install Shield Wizard first will
read the package
"USB-USB Network Bridge Driver
v1.2b 0310 for Windows 2000" , continue with
and then will guide you step-by-step to complete the
installation process :
- you should accept the default for the Destination
Folder, just continue with "Next":
When you get to
the window, that the driver
"has not passed Windows Logo testing to
verify compatibility with Windows XP"
(which indicates that the manufacturer of this driver did
not send it to Microsoft (and
also paid Microsoft ) for testing of this driver, as it
will be the case for all drivers developed
for Windows 2000, which also work fine under Windows XP)
- Select "Continue Anyway"
5. Please remove the driver diskette
from your floppy drive and Restart your computer.
6. When Windows has completely
rebooted, connect the Net-LinQ USB Connection Cable. This
will install the cable driver as a device that now works
with your USB Controller.
Note: Be sure the Found New Hardware
dialog box says that it is installing USB-USB Network
Bridge Driver for Windows 2000. If it doesnt - stop
here and go to Troubleshooting section of this manual
7. Reboot your computer with the
Net-LinQ USB Connection Cable plugged in.
8. Windows XP will now detect the new USB device and
start up the
"Found New Hardware Wizard" :
Since I know that the required drivers are on the
floppy-disk (in my example),
I selected to "Install from a list or specific
Location (Advanced)", then "Next "
"Please choose your search and installation
I select "Search removable media (floppy,
CD-ROM,..), then "Next".
The system will again display the warning due to "not passed Windows Logo
- select "Continue Anyway"
9. Open Device Manager:
||expand (click on
the '+'-sign )
for both Network Adapters
and Universal Serial Bus Controllers
and check that all the devices are
10. Check that your Windows Network
Properties are all set up. Right click on My Network
Places and select Properties :
select the Local Area Connection that is
designated for your USB network.
(If you have also an Ethernet adapter installed, you will
have multiple connections:
to be able to easily identify this connection, I renamed
it (via a right-click) to
||Right click and
You will have:
- Client for Microsoft Networks
- File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks
(on Windows XP Professional,
you will also have :
- QoS packet Scheduler
||Unless you like
to use the
Auto IP Configuration,
you need to check the Properties
of TCP/IP and define the
11. Since USB-USB Network Bridge Driver
V1.2b 0310 has finished installing the network driver
during the installation, your USB network environment is
set up automatically when the installation is complete.
It may take several minutes for My Network Places to see
the other computers.
Its OK to wait.
Depending on your system, you may want to Map a Network
Drive to see the other computers on the Network. When you
can see all the computers in your network in My Network
Places, you can share programs files and other peripheral
devices through the standard Windows interfaces, e.g.
Windows Explorer and Network Places.
Once the systems are shown in the
Network Neighborhood, you can use
the network as shown in the Step-by-Step
networking procedure .
You can use a USB-network to setup Internet Connection
Windows98SE or Windows2000/