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Recommendations for a "FireWire (= IEEE 1394) male to USB female" adapter?

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Recommendations for a "FireWire (= IEEE 1394) male to USB female" adapter?

#1 Post by MX-16_fan » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:07 am

@all:

I have two small FireWire connectors built into my laptop, which I rarely use.

Since the machine has two USB ports only, it would be nice to have a "FireWire male to USB female adapter".

There are a few of those on the market. I guess the ones that come as a cable are preferable (otherwise you might break the conector).

Anyone of you ever tested any of those on a Linux-based system?


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Re: Recommendations for a "FireWire (= IEEE 1394) male to USB female" adapter?

#2 Post by NevilsStation » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:35 pm

Did you hear back privately? I'm thinking of linking two laptops via the Firewire/1394 ports, to sync them, but don't know if MX-17 supports those ports properly.

Here's what the Microsoft version of windows does:
Since there's no IP address-issuing DHCP server on the 1394 network, the connection will be automatically configured via APIA (Automatic Private Internet Addressing) and eventually be given addresses in the reserved 169.254 subnet (this process can take up to a minute). Once connected, you can check the address on each system with IPCONFIG (WINIPCFG on Windows Me), and use PING to test connectivity between them. If you prefer to use specific IP addresses you can do that, too. Just configure the 1394 connection in Windows as you would an Ethernet one.
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Re: Recommendations for a "FireWire (= IEEE 1394) male to USB female" adapter?

#3 Post by NevilsStation » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:49 pm

Just spotted this in System Profiler ...

Firewire is
Ricoh R5C832 PCIe IEEE 1394 Controller
Bus, device, function 10,0,3
IRQ 19
Kernel Module firewire_ohci
Custom-built PC w/i7 CPU running MX-16.

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