Does the laptop have win2k drivers?
It is a little difficult to answer your question since W2K has several drivers, but yes they are there. However, if I plug into the port directly my stick is recognized. If I use the hub it is not. At first glance one would say that the hub is bad. That may be part of the problem, but I get different results depending on whether I use the top or bottom port. So I am now waiting on a card bus USB port and a new hub. That should get here in a week.