test RJ45Cat5 to USB Female Answered
I'm new to this forum. I need some instructions.
I have an RJ45-cat5 male to USB female connector that I bought for 3 bucks.
I've tried using it to connect my HP 1050 j410 USB printer to my Linksys WRT54GS (wireless) router so I can have a network printer.
(The Desktop is directly wired to the cable modem and the to the router.)
It doesn't work, but I don't know if it's the connector itself, or that the printer will not communicate with the router, directly.
Is there a way to test the connector with another piece of hardware to determine whether the connector is actually any good?
BTW.. I can't determine from HP, whether the 1050 j410 USB printer can become a network printer.
Should I just go buy a USB print server for 20 bucks, or whatever?
I'm using an Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Desktop with AMD-64 processor.
Thanks to you for the best advice.