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Old 05-02-2016, 09:29 AM
 
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Not true. What would be the purpose of connecting a PC to the router like that?
Actually very true. Many older DSL and cable modems had a USB option to connect directly to a single PC if that's all the user needed.
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Old 05-02-2016, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Yea, and those looked more like this:



They didn't have a 4 port router integrated...
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Old 05-02-2016, 10:04 AM
 
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Yea, and those looked more like this:



They didn't have a 4 port router integrated...
It can't be for much else, if it was for a hard drive or printer it would be a USB A connector, not a B.
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Old 05-02-2016, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Cartersville, GA
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It can't be for much else, if it was for a hard drive or printer it would be a USB A connector, not a B.
I think you are correct, if I had to guess. Most USB printers and hard drives have a USB B socket. It would probably be possible to connect a printer to this router using a cable with a USB B plug on either end, but in practice, most devices that are designed to connect directly to a printer would have a USB A connector.
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Old 05-05-2016, 01:23 PM
 
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That's correct, the red is a reset switch, and the blue appears to go to your router. It should work fine as a wired switch.
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