USB to Ethernet (Cat5+RJ45) cable to connect the Nanonote to an Ethernet port on a PC

David Kuehling dvdkhlng at
Tue Sep 20 03:55:12 EDT 2011

>>>>> "Ernest" == Ernest Kugel <erik.kugel at> writes:

> Nice folk on IRC pointed out that this is a nice fantasy bit will not
> be possible without a USB host. Can't wait for a Nanonote with USB
> host!

Well, but what is the problem with ethernet-over-usb anyways?  You *do*
have USB on your PC, haven't you?

If you prefer ethernet over USB for using longer cables, you might want
to consider using USB-over-CAT5 transceivers.  This one here (DIGITUS
DA-70139, about 15 EUR) can extend USB over CAT5 cables up to 60 meter



> On 09/19/2011 07:59 PM, Ernest Kugel wrote:
>> Hi guys, If wanted to make a USB to Ethernet (Cat5+RJ45) cable
>> myself, to connect the Nanonote to an Ethernet port on a PC. My
>> question is, which pins on the Ethernet Jack should I connect to the
>> pins on the USB tip? Or, which cat5 wires should I connect to the 4
>> cables in a usb wire? I found some instructions online but there was
>> no explanation on the choice of pin routes. They were also meant for
>> a web-cam, and not for networking. Should I just Connect D+ to D+ and
>> D- to D- and leave power and grounding on the USB un-wired, or does
>> this make no sense? Please note I have zero background in circuits or
>> electric engineering, and would prefer not to fry myself or the
>> equipment...
>> Thanks in advance!

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