We recently bought a Dazzle DVD Recorder which requires a USB Port 2.0. We discovered our computer only has a USB Port 1.1. We went to Walmart where we purchased the CyberPower CPH420P 4-Port USB Hub having been told that this would work. Our computer seemingly does not recognize the 2.0 as a window pops up telling us the product (Dazzle) would run faster if we had a 2.0 USB Port. Were we misinformed that this would basically override the 1.1 Port and we could then use our USB Ports as if we had a 2.0 USB Port?
Finsphan72's response is correct but you could use information one step earlier.
USB 1.1 is the older version of USB. USB 2.0 is newer and much faster. Your computer has hardware in it to talk to USB. Because it is an older computer, it has USB 1.1 hardware.
The USB hub is just a splitter. It lets you plug in several USB devices while only using one USB port in your computer. But it doesn't change the fundamental capabilities of your computer.
The only way to get a computer with USB 1.1 built-in to support USB 2.0 is to add a USB 2.0 card to the computer. This is an open up the computer and install a piece of hardware operation. It isn't very hard and it isn't very expensive, but it might not be something you are comfortable doing (and it is possible to mess things up - you probably wouldn't, but you could). Maybe this is an "ask a high school age friend for a favor" sort of situation.
After installing the USB controller card into a PCI slot inside your computer, connect the 4 port hub to it with the supplied cable. (at the back of the computer)
Do not connect the DVD Recorder to the old usb ports. They will still work, but obviously not 2.0.
Connecting the power supply for the hub is optional, but usually a good idea.
If your computer still doesn't recognize the hub, make sure you have all of the latest windows updates and try running Add New Hardware in control panel. Also, just unplugging the hub and plugging it back in will sometimes work. Use a different port on the controller card if necessary.
As a last resort, you may need to disable the onboard usb controller through your system bios.
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This device should be recognized automaticaly by the OS. There are some issues with Windows 7, though.
Make sure you are trying to plug it in a 2. USB port, rather than 1.1. This might cause you trouble (even though this will not be a problem if you have a new computer)
Connect the hub to the external powercord. Sometimes it is not recognized because the hub cannot drain enough energy from the port.
if you are using a desktop pc, make sure it is plugged in the rear usb ports and not at the ones up front.
refer to the manual for further assistance: http://www.dynexproducts.com/cms/documents/DX-B4PORT-B7PORT_09-0962_QSG_V4_ENG_Final_lr.pdf
Right click on my computer or the icon for my computer and select manage then open device manager and see what it says in there then up top select check for hardware changes icon, this should look for and install the hub
I don't have the original power supply for my QU2RCT7 either, but most hubs use a 5v DC power adapter, typically with a 2A. (2 amp) rating. I'm using such an adapter with my QU2RCT7 and it works fine. Make sure the adapter you select is tip-positive (ie, the "+" terminal is the "tip," or center, of the connector).
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.
Before, you return it, can you unplug the Wireless USB Hub, and plug in your iPod and does it work just fine? Also, the USB port that you're plugging it into - is it USB 2.0?
If both answers are YES to the above - then definitely return it.
It's not your speakers.
Most USB hubs do not need an external power supply, except when a connected USB device draws more power than the computer/laptop USB port can supply. In this case an external power supply will need to be connected to the USB hub. Normally this would be a 5 volt power supply, but make sure the polarity on the connector matches the power connector on the hub, check the label on the hub, sometimes it states to power requirements of the hub as well as the polarity on the connector. Normally the pin on the hub's power connector is positive (ie. +5V)
We had a GE 7 port usb port and it overheated and melted----thank goodness I got up when I did or the house would have caught on fire. The only thing we had connected to the usb port was a APC battery backup unit. Any reason why the usb port overheated?
It was pugged into the battery backup unit and I am hesitant to rehook the computer up to the battery backup unit and also will not by another GE usb hub again and whatever hub we do use, I will not plug it into an outlet!
the computer was downstairs and I noticed the odor of electrical burning smell upstairs---the unit was bought nov 25, 2007 and we returned it to BJ'S for a refund today-----I do not reccomend this product to anyone.
im using vista too, when i had 2 hubs only one was working. but i did have the hub plugged into the other hub once i linked it directly to the pc's usb port, it worked... the problem was i wanted that port for an external hard drive, but now i just plugged that into one of the hubs!! problem fixed