ASUS P5Q Pro Mobo in my PC has only one internal 10-1 pin header on-board serving as a Firewire port, and currently the PC's Front 1324a-type 6-circuit connector is hooked to it via a 10-1 pin internal socket. I also installed a backplate bracket with iLink type small Firewire 4-circuit connector. The problem now is to hook that 4-circuit connector to the same Firewire 10-pin header on the Mobo, where standard Firewire connector is already hooked.
I don't want to install extra PCI card for that, and neither use external 6-to-4 pin adapters. I only need to use one connector or the other at a time, so no risk to fry anything, if hooked to the same port. Anyone can point to an extension cable adapter, or a pass-through 10-pin socket (that I can solder wires to) to be able to hook two 10-pin socket FW connectors to the same 10-pin header on the Mobo?
Also, I read in many places this phrase: "FireWire also supports multiple hosts per bus". What does this exactly mean? Can you give a few examples? Does this mean, I can connect 2 Firewire devices at the same time to my Front and Rear FW connectors, even if they both hooked to the same internal 10-pin header?