usb 2.0 to 1.1

  Ratler 15:02 13 Jan 2004

Having bought a Belkin 8 F5U248 Card Reader under the impression that USB 2 is backward
compatable I now need to make it work on USB1. (I never learn!)

Currently, the four drives are shown in Device Manager(this is correct)but not in My Computer (which is incorrect).

I am running Win98SE on an EPoX 8KHA/EP with an Athlon 1.2GHz socket A processor.
All advice would be gratefully received,, Regards --- Ratler

  Big Elf 15:06 13 Jan 2004

Do you load the drivers?

  Big Elf 15:11 13 Jan 2004

Another thought. I have a compact flash reader which only shows in Explorer if I have a card in it. I also have a multi reader which shows all the drives whether a card is in or not.

  stlucia 16:44 13 Jan 2004

Interesting ... I also thought USB2 devices were always backwardly compatible, so I'll be following this thread. Sorry I can't contribute, other than by helping keep it top of the pile.

  Stuartli 17:15 13 Jan 2004

I have a USB2 7-in-1 card reader but only USB 1.1 - it works fine.

Here's a description of USB2's abilities:

"USB 1.0/1.1 support data transfer at up to 1.5 Mbps for low-speed devices and up to 12 Mbps for full-speed devices. Microsoft, HP, Compaq, Intel, Agere, NEC and Philips are seven core members of USB-IF to have worked on USB 2.0 standardization. USB 2.0 will support up to 480 Mbps for high-speed devices.

"USB 2.0 is suitable for high-performance devices such as high-quality video conferencing cameras, high-resolution scanners, and high-density storage devices. In addition,

"USB 2.0 supports old USB 1.0/1.1 software and peripherals, offering impressive and even better compatibility for users."

  Ratler 11:29 14 Jan 2004

Big Elf---yes the drivers were loaded; an easy enough thing to forget.

St Lucia and Stuartli---In my experience they are backward compatable! I know because for some unknown reason the darn thing is now working, it seems that time and Freecell sorts problems out..I have also loaded it on to a Packard Bell machine and that was successful too.

Thanks for your assistance and interest..Regards Ratler.

  Stuartli 16:21 14 Jan 2004

USB2 is definitely backward compatible...:-)

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