USB Hub Questions

  fitshase 09:35 29 May 2004

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:-


Mouse (can use a PS2 adaptor)


Digi Camera Cradle


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.



  Mikè 10:17 29 May 2004

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

  Cesar 10:39 29 May 2004

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 2004

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



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