It is slow, no matter if you use a crossover-patch-cable (direct connection), or non-crossed/normal patch-cable (indirect connection, through a switch or router).
Originally Posted by Asterix
Btw.: For most routers and switches it is equal, if you use normal, or crossed cables.
There are a few Mini-Hubs/Switches, which only accept one of both or accept both, but need all devices connected through the same cable-type.
Yes, it is (true). All of those are slow.
Is it true for all utilitys used for this purpose? Like faplink or hdl dump?
WinHIIP is the only fast way and works well with an USB-Enclosure.
Yes! It ("NAD"/Network Acces Disc) is simply not necessary.
Also wanted to ask if it's possible to connect to the net without a network disc?
Sony would tell ya the same, if you ask them for a disc.
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