[Libdlo] Wireless USB docking stations
atodorov at otb.bg
Sun Oct 9 10:58:26 PDT 2011
have anyone of you tried or used a wireless USB docking station? I'd like to get
one for home use and attach it to a multi-seat system that I have. Any help or
product feedback would be appreciated.
There are several things in particular that I'm still missing:
1) Why would I need a driver for it? Isn't it plain old USB over wireless media?
I don't see a driver for Linux mentioned anywhere. I wonder if it will work
without a driver.
2) Wireless USB 1.0 vs. USB 2.0 - on several products I see under standards:
Wireless USB 1.0, USB-IF certified
3.168 to 4.752 GHz (WiMedia Band
Is "1.0" referring to the version of wireless not the version of USB? IOW can it
reach USB 2.0 speeds? I think it can.
3) Have you seen devices that can work when line of sight is obstructed ?
Product descriptions don't say that but looking at Wireless USB vs. 60 GHz in
Wikipedia it seems that it works. In my case I want to place the docking
station in the other room instead of drilling through the wall for a cable.
4) I was looking at Toshiba dynadock® wireless U Docking Station. It looks like
it can work both in wired and wireless mode which makes it a safe choice. Has
anyone tried it? And why the hell it has 2 antennas? Better signal maybe.
Have you tried/seen other wireless DisplayLink based solutions? Using Bluetooth
or other wireless based media for example.
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