trainman 2 11:58 26 Jan 2005

Hi my windows xp laptop is equipted with a usb 2
port i have purcased two different makes of 4
port powered hubs but they freeze the laptop when i plug into them can anyone help me please.
Trainman 2

  johnnyrocker 12:00 26 Jan 2005

i suspect if they are not mains powered they are drawing too much from the laptop resources.


  georgemac © 12:06 26 Jan 2005

they are mains powered - this is a strange one - do other usb devices work OK when plugged in?

can you navigate to device manager and check that there are no conflicts shown on usb devices

  Chezdez 12:09 26 Jan 2005

sounds to me like a lack of power

is your laptop plugged into the mains when you put the hub in?

  jack 12:10 26 Jan 2005

You did say 'Powered hubs'
That is to say plugged to the mains to make them indipendant of the Machines power supply.

As JT says plugging Unpowered hubs into a lappie could 'pull' the power down to such a level that a machine will not function. But Powered?
I wonder if there is not some form of feed back here.
Check out with the Makers Web site or Support line.

  trainman 2 12:23 26 Jan 2005

the laptop and hubs are mains powered every thing works pluged into the laptop but wont work in the hubs. device manager shows every hing ok

  Technotiger 13:19 26 Jan 2005

Hi, if you had only bought one powered hub, I would have suggested a dodgy hub, but probably not two - in which case I would suspect a dodgy usb port in laptop; or does any other usb peripheral work when plugged directly into laptop?

Just a thought. Cheers.

  georgemac © 13:31 26 Jan 2005

other devices are working OK when plugged into the laptop usb port.

I have heard of problems with usb connectors not being able to get fully into laptop ports because of their design - is it possible this may be happening with both hubs or are you sure the plugs are going in fully - perhaps try a usb extension cable before the hub?

  Chezdez 17:35 26 Jan 2005

yeah, the hub may not be sitting in the port correctly, try using a USB extension cord

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