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September 30, 2004 9:03:44 PM

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I'm looking for a powered USB hub for a Dell Inspiron. The laptop only has
two USB ports, and I need more. I assumed a powered hub would be the best,
since I need to connect full size mouse, Canon digital camera, Canon
printer, sometimes a flash drive, and a webcam.

I don't need firewire.

Belkin seems to have the largest selection, the best configuration for
cables (out the rear of unit) but the most expensive. Their hubs also say
they have over-current protection. Do all powered hubs have this? Other
brands I see, but have never heard of, are Dynex and CyberPower.

What should I consider?
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
September 30, 2004 9:03:45 PM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt (More info?)

"DB" <dbcooper@chute.net> wrote in message
news:Xns957466620E5F0dbcooperchutenet@13.1.103.31...
> I'm looking for a powered USB hub for a Dell Inspiron. The laptop only
> has
> two USB ports, and I need more. I assumed a powered hub would be the
> best,
> since I need to connect full size mouse, Canon digital camera, Canon
> printer, sometimes a flash drive, and a webcam.
>
> I don't need firewire.
>
> Belkin seems to have the largest selection, the best configuration for
> cables (out the rear of unit) but the most expensive. Their hubs also say
> they have over-current protection. Do all powered hubs have this? Other
> brands I see, but have never heard of, are Dynex and CyberPower.
>
> What should I consider?

Doesn't dell make a docking station for that? I've got one for my Gateway.
It wasn't that expensive. Adds gobs of extra ports, not just USB. -Dave
Anonymous
a b B Homebuilt system
October 1, 2004 12:47:54 AM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt (More info?)

There are many self power USB hubs. Take a look on Newegg and see what the
best deal is. Most of them are the same.


"DB" <dbcooper@chute.net> wrote in message
news:Xns957466620E5F0dbcooperchutenet@13.1.103.31...
> I'm looking for a powered USB hub for a Dell Inspiron. The laptop only
> has
> two USB ports, and I need more. I assumed a powered hub would be the
> best,
> since I need to connect full size mouse, Canon digital camera, Canon
> printer, sometimes a flash drive, and a webcam.
>
> I don't need firewire.
>
> Belkin seems to have the largest selection, the best configuration for
> cables (out the rear of unit) but the most expensive. Their hubs also say
> they have over-current protection. Do all powered hubs have this? Other
> brands I see, but have never heard of, are Dynex and CyberPower.
>
> What should I consider?
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