3 modem > USB port cables

  jarsek 14 Oct 08
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Hi,

Just started using mobile internet on my laptop using a 3 modem connected to the USB. They supplied 2 different cables and no explanation why. One is a simple short stubby straight connection from modem to laptop and the other has three ends - two are USB and one for the modem. Haven't tried the latter yet as the former works fine. What is the double USB one for? More speed maybe? I'm curious.

  @k@n!c 14 Oct 08

the extra usb connector is for extra power to the device if needed...should have a label on it to say..kind regards akanic

  jarsek 14 Oct 08

Hi akanic,

Thanks for your response.

There was no label unfortunately. I must try the other cable with the twin USBs some time to see what happens!

  peter99co 14 Oct 08

The extra long is used to raise the Modem higher and you should have a piece of velcro to fix it in position on the laptop case.

  jarsek 14 Oct 08

The length piece I understand but that doesn't explain why two USB plugs are required. I have plenty of USB devices all of which are mono-pluggal ;-)

  @k@n!c 15 Oct 08

like i said.. on my cable with the two usb connections one of them has a label saying power assist on it mabey for usb 1.1 conections instead of usb 2 or older low powerd computers or laptops?
kind regards akanic

  jarsek 16 Oct 08

Thanks akanic - that does make sense. Thanks again for your input.

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