A hub sounds like a good idea. But if I were to be limited by my budget, and I am only allowed fabricating multiple splicing point from the main host's firewire, will that work?
I have experimented this:
I have a single length (2m) 1394b cable, with both end terminated with 9 pin connector. I cut this length of 1394b cable into two, and tried to re-connect them via pin-socket connection to simulate splicing point, or a male connector-female connector connection.
Result was that my laptop could not detect my storage media drive. =(
I don't know what is wrong with my method. I have tried with various configuration:
> 1394b with 1394b (as stated above)
> 1394b with 2 core twisted
> 1394b with CAT5 cable
Result is still a disappointing no detection from the laptop. It seems like there can't be any break point in between a single length 1394b cable transmission.
Can somebody help me with this??
Thanks in advance for any suggestions. =)