Imac usb problem

  [DELETED] 18:18 03 Oct 2003

I know this is for pcs,but I am trying to help a friend with a mac. The printer and scanner need usb ports as does the keyboard but a belkin hub does not seem to solve the problem as both scanner and printer,both epson, say do not use a hub, the printer locks halfway through a page if the hub is used. Any ideas apart from telling them to get a pc??

  [DELETED] 19:44 03 Oct 2003

Is the hub powered (plugged into the mains) or bus powered (just connected by a USB lead)??

If bus powered try a powered version.

Else, i do not know! As you say "Get a PC!"

  [DELETED] 23:50 03 Oct 2003

Thanks, it is powered but as both say not to use a hub it seems daft. There is no serial port so cannot use that for the printer and there are no through ports either. This has put me off a mac for life but it is more stable in operation than a pc.

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