USB 1.1 - too slow for Broadband?

  Gateway 21:03 28 Sep 05
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I have just upgraded to broadband and the connection is via a USB port. As I have not got the faster USB 2 installed will this mean broadband running slow or is USB 1.1 enough for broadband?

  Lozzy 21:04 28 Sep 05

You should be ok. However having a USB 2 is by far the better option.

  Stuartli 21:13 28 Sep 05

USB 1.1 copes very happily with broadband's current speeds and, if necessary, up to 8MB - after that you will need USB 2.0

  woodchip 21:20 28 Sep 05

No problems, I used to use a USB on my 98se comp now connected by Router modem as I have three comps I can connect at anytime whether the other are on or not

  GaT7 21:36 28 Sep 05

If you need to get USB 2.0 at some stage, you could install an inexpensive PCI USB 2.0 card - assuming it's a desktop & you have an empty PCI slot.

If you have a laptop with a serial port, you could get a serial to USB 2.0 adaptor, which also doesn't cost too much. G

  Stuartli 21:38 28 Sep 05

Just for comparison (I'm aware it's not using USB in this case) my TDK CD rewriter burning at 16x is transferring data quicker than my 2MB broadband connection.

  Gateway 19:50 29 Sep 05

Thanks guys - I guess I won't splash out on a new USB 2 just yet

  Totally-braindead 20:08 29 Sep 05

Something to keep in mind though is that a USB 2.0 card is quite cheap typicaly between £10 and £20 but agree with the others for BB USB 1.0 is fine.

  Stuartli 22:05 29 Sep 05

This may help you:

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