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Anonymous
February 22, 2005 2:18:21 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

How do I determine if I have a high-powered USB port vs.
some other USB port? I want to add another computer to
my existing wireless broadband network, but do not know
how to tell if my USB port is high-powered -- a system
requirement for the wireless adapter.

Right now I am trying to add an older computer, a Pentium
III, at 333 MB, running Windows XP. This seems doable,
except for the distinction of the available USB port --
any help out there?

Thanks,
Mike Zimmer

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Anonymous
February 23, 2005 2:54:59 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.broadbandnet.hardware (More info?)

I think you are asking if the hub has 500ma available at each port.
Try:
Start: Settings: Control Panel: System: Hardware: Device Manager: Universal
Serial Bus Controllers: USB Root Hub: Properties: Power (Whew!)
You want it to say 500mA per port. I believe this is the norm on a
motherboard hub. It will only be true of outboard hubs if there is a power
supply attached.


"Mike Zimmer" <mzimmer25@cox.net> wrote in message
news:00d701c51913$45a2d720$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> How do I determine if I have a high-powered USB port vs.
> some other USB port? I want to add another computer to
> my existing wireless broadband network, but do not know
> how to tell if my USB port is high-powered -- a system
> requirement for the wireless adapter.
>
> Right now I am trying to add an older computer, a Pentium
> III, at 333 MB, running Windows XP. This seems doable,
> except for the distinction of the available USB port --
> any help out there?
>
> Thanks,
> Mike Zimmer
!