1. TekNinja81's Avatar
    Hey folks,

    I'm not sure if I quite saw this the way I think I did, but I seem to recall seeing in a video that you can connect the SurfaceRT to another Surface/PC via use of direct USB cable connection.

    Is this actually possible? As far as I recall, direct USB-to-USB connection between computers is not usually possible, and can even damage the USB ports as you're effectively sending 5V current directly from one to the other. (But that said, networking via FireWire has always been possible...)

    However, obviously with the advent of tablets like the Android-powered units etc, direct USB connection has become possible, though they usually go from microUSB or a proprietary interface... I'd love to be able to direct-connect my Surface to transfer content between machines, if it's safe/possible to do so, but I can't find anything online that either confrims or denies that possibility.

    Can anyone confirm whether this works or not? (And hopefully not by frying your own unit to try it...!)
    02-28-2013 01:57 PM
  2. cme4oil's Avatar
    02-28-2013 02:23 PM

Similar Threads

  1. Connect to the internet using USB and PC
    By galw in forum Nokia Lumia 920
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-14-2013, 01:05 PM
  2. connecting via bluetooth to controll my pc
    By edhill86 in forum Applications
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-24-2013, 07:45 PM
  3. HTC 8X strange lag when connected to charger or PC
    By bribemewithfood in forum HTC 8X
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-22-2013, 11:12 PM
  4. Lumia 900 not connecting to Windows 8 PC
    By Matt Clifford in forum Nokia Lumia 900
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-15-2012, 08:56 PM
  5. Windows Phone 7 plugged in via USB to Surface
    By Loz Blake in forum Microsoft Surface for Windows RT
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 11-02-2012, 02:30 AM