USB Hub Questions

  fitshase 09:35 29 May 04
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I need some advice on USB hubs. I have a laptop running Windows XP Pro which only has 2 USB ports. However, I now have numerous peripherals which run on USB:-

Printer

Mouse (can use a PS2 adaptor)

Scanner

Digi Camera Cradle

Webcam


I need to know if these will work on a USB hub. Can I buy a 4 port USB hub and plug the printer, scanner and digi camera cradle into it. Then plug the webcam directly into the laptop and use the PS2 adaptor for the mouse. Will this work and if so, will I need a powered hub?


Any advice is much appreciated.


Regards


Fitshase

  Mikè 10:17 29 May 04

Yes Buy a powered usb hub, which will come with its own 12v PSU.

  Cesar 10:39 29 May 04

Yes! but make sure all the hardware you wish yo run off of it have USB sockets and as Mikè says buy a powered hub.

  fitshase 11:32 29 May 04

Cheers guys - I'll get a powered one and fingers crossed everything will work without a hitch.

Regards


Fitshase

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