usb hub

  gilla 11:57 12 Mar 03
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Hi my asdl modem is plugged into usb1 I understand that this takes quite a bit of power from the usb I want to buy a usb printer will this take even more power and thereby cut off broadband modem and would a powerered usb hub overcome this?

  Filch 13:35 12 Mar 03

A powered hub is the way to go. Many of them will work either way.

  stlucia 13:44 12 Mar 03

I agree that a powered hub is the best way to go if you want to add more devices.

But I'm not sure that a USB printer takes any more load from the USB -- mine's powered from the mains and only takes a signal from the hub. If your present setup gives you no problems, it may be best to try it first before spending money on a new powered hub.

  DieSse 14:27 12 Mar 03

If you're talking about the two USB ports commonly provided straight from the motherboard, then you won't need a hub. Both should be fully capable of providing the full 500mA current to any devices.

You might need a hub, or a plug-in card if you need any more USB devices though.

  gilla 18:29 12 Mar 03

Thanks for your help

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