Which Cable do I Have?

Author Scott M on February 22, 2012 | Print | Bookmark
Last updated on September 9, 2013

Document relates to: Cables


SUMMARY

I need to determine which Laplink Cable I have. How can I do this?


SOLUTION

Important USB note: For ease of installation, connection reliability and performance, you must use one of the Laplink-brand cables described here, for which Laplink products have been specifically designed to work with. Other USB cable types are not recommended and do not qualify for technical assistance from Laplink support technicians.

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Cable Images USB 2.0 Silver Cable w/Orange Ends

USB 2.0 Easy Transfer Cable w/Black Ends
Silver 2.0 Cable

USB 2.0 Orange Cable

USB 2.0 Black Cable
USB 1.1 Silver Cable w/ Black Ends

USB 1.1 Black Cable w/Silver Center

USB 1.1 Cable Transparent Blue
Laplink Ethernet Cable
Cable Name Laplink Easy
Transfer Cable
Silver USB 2.0 Silver USB 1.1 Laplink Ethernet Cable
Purchase N/A $39.95 $29.95 Contact Customer Service
Cable Color Translucent Silver
(Orange Plugs)
(Black Plugs)

Translucent Silver
(Orange Plugs)
(Silver Plugs)
Black
(Black Plugs) 

Translucent Silver
(Black Plugs)
Translucent Blue
Opaque Grey
(Orange Plugs)
USB Compatability USB 2.0
Backwards
Compatible to
USB 1.1
USB 2.0
Backwards
Compatible to
USB 1.1
USB 1.1
USB 2.0 at 1.1
speeds
N/A
Max Transfer Speeds 480 Mbps
(theoretical)
480 Mbps
(theoretical)
5 Mbps Approximately
100 Mbps
Supported Laplink Software Laplink Gold
12, 2008, Win7
PCmover
PCsync 5.x, 6.x
FileMover 5.x 

Laplink Gold
12, 2008, Win7
PCmover
PCsync 5.x, 6.x
FileMover 5.x 

Laplink Gold
12, 2008
PCmover
PCsync 5.x
FileMover 5.x 
Laplink Gold
(All versions)
PCmover
PCsync 5.x, 6.x
FileMover 5.x 
Supported OS Win 98SE
Win 2K
Win Me
Win XP
Win 2003
Win Vista
Win 7
Win 98SE
Win 2K
Win Me
Win XP
Win 2003
Win Vista
Win 7
Win 98SE
Win 2K
Win Me
Win XP
Win 2003
Win Vista
Win 7 (except 64-bit)
Win 95
Win 98SE
Win 2K
Win Me
Win XP
Win 2003
Win Vista
Win 7
Cable Length 8 feet 6 feet 6 feet 7 feet
Driver Included with
Application
Laplink Gold 12
driver for Windows
98SE/ME

(built-in for Win
2K/XP and all other
supported Laplink
applications)
Laplink Gold 12
driver for Windows
98SE/ME

(built-in for Win
2K/XP and all other
supported Laplink
applications)
N/A
Installation N/A N/A N/A N/A

 

The table below shows our legacy cable products, which no longer qualify for Technical Support, and are not compatible with newer versions of Windows:


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Cable Picture USB 1.1 Gold Cable USB 1.1 Transparent Purple Cable USB 1.1 Opaque Purple Cable

Blue Serial Cable

Blue Serial Cable

Yellow Parallel Cable
Cable Name Gold USB 1.1 (Network) USB Network USB Serial Parallel
Purchase N/A N/A N/A $14.95 $14.95
Cable Color Translucent Gold Translucent Purple Opaque Purple Blue Yellow
USB Compatibility USB 1.1
USB 2.0 at 1.1 speeds
USB 1.1 USB 1.1 N/A N/A
Max Transfer Speeds 5 Mbps 5 Mbps 5 Mbps 0.4 Mbps 0.7 Mbps
Supported Laplink Software Laplink Gold
3.x, 11.x, 12, & 2008
FileMover
PCmover
PCsync 
Laplink Gold
3.x, 11.x
PCsync 1-3 
Laplink Gold
3.x, 11.x
Laplink 2000
Laplink Pro 
All Laplink Software except:
PCmover
FileMover 5.x
PCsync 5.x, 6.x
 
All Laplink Software except:
PCmover 5 and up
FileMover 5.x
PCsync 5.x, 6.x
 
Supported OS Win 98
Win 2K
Win Me
Win XP
Win 2003

LL Gold 2008 Only:
Vista
Win 98
Win 2K
Win Me
Win XP
Win95C OEM
Win 98
Win Me
All platforms
except Vista and newer
Win 95
Win 98
Win Me
PCMover ONLY:
WinNT
Win2000
WinXP
Win2003
WinVista

No NT-based platforms for all other Laplink software.
Cable Length 6.5 feet 6.5 feet 8 feet 8 feet 8 feet
Driver LL Gold 11.5
& 12 FileMover 1.x PCmover (built-in)
LL Gold 11.0, 11.2, 11.3
PCsync 1-3
Win 98/Me
Win 2K/XP
Deutsch
Français
Italiano
Español
English
Deutsch
Français
Italiano
Español
N/A for Laplink.
Included in PCsync 1-3
N/A
Installation Tutorial Tutorial N/A Direct-connect Direct-connect

 

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Keywords: Cable: Parallel, Cable: Serial, Cable: USB (original), Cable: USB Network (gold), Configuration: Cable drivers, Cable: USB Network

Platforms: Win31, Win95, Win98SE, WinNT, WinME, Win2k, WinXP, WinVista, Win7

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