picsnapr
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RasPi 3B to PC via USB?

Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:30 am

Hi,
I'm an inexperienced RasPi-er just learning about the platform. Recently I found a USB cable Male-Male, something like this
Image lying around in my cables bin.
Thus wondering if I can use this cable with the Raspberry Pi 3B, to interface with the PC directly. I did try to connect it, but

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lsusb
didn't show anything different compared to no cable connected.

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Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp. SMSC9512/9514 Fast Ethernet Adapter
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9514 Standard Microsystems Corp. SMC9514 Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
The above shows as an output of lsusb with or without the cable connected.

Has anyone tried this, or know if this can work with some specific settings (or software)?

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Re: RasPi 3B to PC via USB?

Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:07 am

It is not possible to use that cable to communicate between your Pi3 and your PC.

If you have an old RPi model A you can connect it to your computer with that cable.
This is possible because that model can act as an USB device (only the model A , the compute module and the Pi Zero can act as USB device).

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Re: RasPi 3B to PC via USB?

Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:56 pm

Oh I see.
Thanks a lot for the clarification. I'll work with ethernet cable itself.

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Re: RasPi 3B to PC via USB?

Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:12 pm

picsnapr wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:30 am
Hi,
I'm an inexperienced RasPi-er just learning about the platform. Recently I found a USB cable Male-Male, something like this
Image lying around in my cables bin.
Thus wondering if I can use this cable with the Raspberry Pi 3B, to interface with the PC directly. I did try to connect it, but

Code: Select all

lsusb
didn't show anything different compared to no cable connected.

Code: Select all

Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0424:ec00 Standard Microsystems Corp. SMSC9512/9514 Fast Ethernet Adapter
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0424:9514 Standard Microsystems Corp. SMC9514 Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
The above shows as an output of lsusb with or without the cable connected.

Has anyone tried this, or know if this can work with some specific settings (or software)?


You would need an USBNET active cable:

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