Introduction to Wireless USB (WUSB)

Usage Examples

Now we will show you some real examples of WUSB usage. As mentioned, if your PC doesn’t have native WUSB support, you will need to buy and install a WUSB dongle, device shown in Figure 1.

Wireless USB (WUSB)Figure 1: Adding WUSB support to a laptop using a WUSB dongle.

The same thing goes for regular USB peripherals; you need to “convert” them into WUSB using a WUSB hub, like the one in Figure 2 from IOGEAR. The good thing about a hub is that you can connect several USB peripherals to them at the same time, saving the cost of additional antennas for each individual product. In this example we have a printer connected to the WUSB hub, so the connection between the PC and the printer is made without the use of wires.

Wireless USB (WUSB)Figure 2: WUSB hub.

WUSB allows you to connect your PC to your video monitor without the use of wires, which is a terrific application. ASUS has announced an LCD monitor with native WUSB connectivity, as shown in Figure 3. You can connect any kind of monitor using a WUSB adapter, shown in Figure 4.

Wireless USB (WUSB)Figure 3: ASUS LCD monitor with native WUSB connectivity.

Wireless USB (WUSB)Figure 4: Adaptor for allowing video monitors to be connected to the PC using WUSB.

In Figure 5 we have another example, this time an external sound card with native WUSB support. By the way, we saw a demo of this sound card in conjunction with the wireless monitor from Figure 3 and audio and video were always in synch.

Wireless USB (WUSB)Figure 5: External sound card with native WUSB support.

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Author: Gabriel Torres

Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.

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