USB2....how do i tell?

  D4v1d 23:21 24 Nov 2003
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How do I tell if I have USB 1 or 2. are USB 2 devices backwards or forwards compatible?

  alan no brain 23:26 24 Nov 2003

USB2 is backward compatable to USB 1.1.
Can you give some details of your comp and which OS you are using.

  dazzling (work) 23:27 24 Nov 2003

if you go into device manager under universal serial bus controllers it should tell you whats installed.usb 2 is backward compatible you can plug usb 1 stuff into it and it will work.you can i think plug usb2 stuff into ubs1 ports aswell but remember the slowest speed will be what you get in both cases.darren

  toni b 23:58 24 Nov 2003

If you are using xp and a usb 2 device and try to plug the device in to a usb 1 port an information window will appear saying "HI SPEED USB Device Plugged into non-HI-SPPED USB Hub" It works but as already mentioned at the much slower speed

  obi wan 14:43 29 Dec 2003

I am running Windows XP Home. When I go to Device Manager and look at USB controllers it does not tell me if they are USB 1 or USB 2. I think they are USB 2 but how can I tell for sure?

SiS 7001 PCI to USB Open Host Controller
SiS 7001 PCI to USB Open Host Controller
SiS PCI to USB Enhanced Host Controller
USB Composite Device
USB Root Hub
USB Root Hub
USB Root Hub

Thanks, in advance, for your help

  macca40 14:54 29 Dec 2003

USB Enhanced Host Controller is USB 2

  obi wan 14:56 29 Dec 2003

Thanks Macca40.
(sorry about the bad formatting!)

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