Looking for the right USB cable

Apple Mac mini
May 4, 2010 at 16:44:25
Specs: Macintosh , Intel
I am looking for a USB cable that has a female
connection at one end and splits off into two male
connections. I have a few USB devices that I want to
run on my PC and my Mac. Does anyone know of a
website where I could get such a cable? Please post
a link and steer me in the right direction if you know of
any sites that sell them.

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#1
May 5, 2010 at 00:35:36
They are called 'y cables', though I've only ever seen 1 x male to
2 x male connectors, but do a Google for 'usb y cable' and you'll
find loads of sites offering different variations.

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#2
May 5, 2010 at 15:25:46
USB 'y' cables are usually used with USB drives to provide more
power. If you need to connect additional USB devices to a
computer the proper device is a USB hub.

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#3
May 5, 2010 at 16:54:45
I have a hub already. Right now all of my USB devices
(wireless mouse & keyboard, speaker monitors, 2 external
hard drives, and iPod transfer cable) are connected to the
hub that connects to my Mac. I want the Y cable to go into
my PC and my Mac on one end and have the USB hub
connected to the other end so both computers are sharing all
of the devices. I have searched google and could only find
one other person that made a post in a forum looking for the
same cable. I'm hoping someone knows where I could get
such a cable or even have one made. If anyone has any
helpful information, please pass it along.

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#4
May 5, 2010 at 17:33:25
You can't connect two master devices PC and Mac to a hub or a
usb device. USB is essentially one at a time not a bidirectional
network. There are devices to make usb networks.

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