On a Dell Latitude D600, (Win XP SP3) this hub provides only inconsistent connections to the devices attached to it. A scanner, and an external modem, in particular, seem to disappear after a couple of hours. This can be rectified by detaching and re-attaching the USB connector from the hub. This is impractical, especially with the modem, which needs to stay connected for fax reception when unattended for long periods. Yesterday a printer was "off line" according to print manager, but again was restored through the detach, reattach technique.
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Re: inland 7 port usb 2 hub, inconsistent connection
This can be a problem with the power that the hub is getting from the USB port of your laptop , because base what you inform us there are several devices attach to the hub that is the reason it will be intermittent...
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First of all THe Belkin F5u237 is not a USB Drive. It is a USB Hub. If your running Windows XP it should see any device connected to the hub. If it dosen't see anything connected you may need to add the power supply to the hub.
I just had the same problem and was able to figure our a permanent fix.Judging by the date of you post, I'm guessing you've already remedied this problem one way or another. But just in case you haven't or someone else is having the same problem, I'll go ahead and post what to do. First, make sure you leave the USB hub plugged in right now so that Device Manager lists what it thinks is the Bluetooth device. Go into Control Manager > Hardware & Sound > Device Manager. Right click on Bluetooth device that is showing up in error. From the dropdown box, select Properties. Click the Driver Tab. Click Uninstall. Check "Delete the driver software for this device." Click OK. Unplug your USB hub for a few seconds, then plug it back in. Windows should now recognize it as a "Generic USB hub." You should be good to go. Just remember not to install that update again or try to update the driver for the Generic USB hub. If you do, you'll end up with the same problem. I hope this helps someone out there.
Not sure I understand this hub either. Looks like only one port is a USB 2.0 port, but here is a snippet from the manual......
This iConcepts USB Hub provides the electronic interface between USB devices and the host, It allows up to five USB devices or Hubs to connect an upstream USB Hub or Host port.
Features • One USB 2.0 port • 4 Port USB 1.1 and support high speed (480 mbps) and 4 port full speed (12 mbps) operations. • The USB 2.0 port can operate both USB 2.0 & 1.1 Devices • USB 2.0 port supports self powered mode and bus - powered mode, indicated by a powered LED . • Over current detection and protection
Manual is provided here: http://www.sakar.com/p-1124.aspx?categoryid=182
sometimes usb hard drives will not work through a usb hub.
if the drive works connected to the laptop but not the hub then that's how you'll have to use it.
it's also possible the laptop cannot power both the hub AND the drive, in whaich case you'll need a powered hub (one you plug in to the mains).
Your problems with the Belkin 7 port are not due to the Dell computer or the XP OS. To problem solve, select on USB port and stay with it, not the 2 top ports for your keyboard and mouse.
1. Plug in the power adapter, wiggle it about, widen the prongs, change outlets at the 120 v. end.
2. Use an simple hand magnifier and peer closely at the DC input plug and be positive that the center post and the minue side piece of metal if in firm constact with the plug. If cannot insure a firm fit, sligtly bend that tiny metal piece towards center. Option 2, use another adaptor with the precise voltage as the original and the idential pin that inserts into the module.
3. Use another or new USB connector.
This list does not imply a specific order of diagnosis. Your fundamental problem is the failure to delive DC power to the Belkin hub or to capture the hub to USB port signal. In a phrase, you gotta short somewhere.not an issue with the computer or the XP operating system.
Although i have not seen your device specifically i looked it up and that unit if I am not mistaken has an option to plug a switching power adapter on it IF and only IF in case you might need it to power on additional devices. Some USB devices need more power than normal hence the adapter but any device that runs on its own power and small USB devices dont need such power then you do not need the external adapter ( Sold separately and not by the same company) Basically you are not missing anything dont worry if the unit works as it should then you are ok.
Do you have Windows XP and at least Service pack 2 installed.
Service Pack 2 comes bundled with the neccessary drivers for USB 2.0
In device manager under the USB heading you must have:
PCI to USB Enhanced Host Controller
In the list.