Intel / D945gnt
September 9, 2009 at 15:45:00
Specs: Windows XP, Dual Core 2/ 1GB
I have a VAIO VGN-B1XP which has 2 USB ports. I want to connect a wireless USB stick, a mouse and a memory stick. I used a little USB hub, tried different combinations but no luck. Hub works OK only with one thing attached to it. When I try to connect a second thing to the hub, both things don't work. Is it the power supplied that it is not enough? Do I need a USB hub with external power?


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September 9, 2009 at 15:56:30
The peripherals you tried to connect to the laptop exceeded its ability to provide power. Google for BELKIN 4-port USB economy hub with 6ft cable & ac power supply


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September 9, 2009 at 16:04:43
USB problems

USB devices may not work correctly when they're connected to certain USB ports, e.g. ports in a hub or on the front of a desktop case.
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External drives require a lot of power, and they won't work properly in all possible USB ports you can plug them into.
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You can buy a PCMCIA (PC Card) USB 2.0 adapter, or an ExpressCard USB 2.0 adapter for your laptop if you need more USB ports. Those are more likely to work with more USB devices that a powered hub.

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