How to Add USB2.0 to HP Pavilion 523n desktop

Hewlett-packard Pavillion 523n
February 17, 2011 at 08:28:16
Specs: Windoows xp, 1.6/80GB/32MB
I, have a hp523n and iconnected my printer to the cpu. The apps are telling me that the printer will run faster with a 2.0 port.
How can I add a 2.0 port to the pc

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February 17, 2011 at 09:34:26
You can not connect printer to CPU:

Do you have XP Service Pack either 2 or 3 installed ??

In Device Manager does it list under USB "Standard Enhanced" ??

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February 17, 2011 at 11:22:40
If your computer has USB ports in the front and the back, it's likely the back ports are USB 2.0. If you're using a USB hub (aka. a splitter) to increase the number of ports, and the hub itself is USB powered, it's likely the hub isn't supplying each port with a lot of power to allow them to perform quicker.

Because your device is just a printer and not something like an external hard drive, I wouldn't worry about it.

Apologies if I don't respond to your reply immediately. I don't check this site daily.

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February 18, 2011 at 13:22:26
If all your usb ports are 1.0 or 1.1 and you have an open pci slot on your motherboard just purchase a usb 2.0 pci card. Bought one myself a number of years ago that had four 2.0 ports on the card.

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