usb cables/extra sockets

  lezzzz 19:57 09 Feb 2003
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My new cannon printer requires a usb socket the two that I have are being used Is it possible to purchase a splitter like for the telephone that allows for two phones to use the use the same socket.The only one I could find was in Dixons and cost £29+ but allowed for 5 plugins any advice

  Stokey 20:06 09 Feb 2003

Hi,

What you want is a USB hub. Do a search on the net and you will find plenty for a bit less money than that. Get a "powered" one though if you can.

  VoG™ 20:06 09 Feb 2003

What you want is called a USB hub such as click here.

The alternative is to fit a USB card such as click here

  Simon_P 20:07 09 Feb 2003

There are 2 options availible. you need a hub or a USB PCI card if you have a spare PCI slot.

Cards are more stable hubs can be a little troublesome for some things.

click here

Hope this helps

  Never again 20:14 09 Feb 2003

I bought a new 4 port pci usb card on ebay for £10 and its running with no problems at all.

It was dead simple to install and win 98 already has the drivers.

Best of luck.

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