An Ethernet hub is a device for connecting multiple Ethernet devices together and making them act as a single network segment

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Can I charge USB devices from a powered hub that isn't connected to a PC?

This will probably sound familiar to most of you... In my home, we have a whole bunch of devices that can be charged via USB (two iPhones, a BlackBerry, an iPod Touch, etc ad nauseam). We also have a ...
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Why would a hub work when a switch doesn't?

We recently had a very strange problem. Two users share a 1gbps switch, and their network connection has been getting worse and worse (it does not disconnect, but has gotten REALLY slow, down to ...
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How to “restart/repair” an USB port?

My laptop has two USB ports, but one is broken, so I use a USB hub in the other good USB port. In that USB hub, I use a mouse and keyboard. Suddenly, that USB port doesn't detect the mouse and the ...
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Why does the USB hub need to be connected with my PC to charge my Droid phone?

I notice that my new Motorola Droid phone charges perfectly fine when I connect it to my computer via the USB cable, or if I connect it to a car cigarette Lighter -> USB adapter, or a wall Power -> ...
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Computer doesn't boot with Entertainmen Keyboard 8000?

I have a Microsoft Wireless Entertainment Keyboard 8000, and when the charger/usb-hub is connected, the computer won't start. All I get is the bios boot screen, and it won't go further. But if I ...
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MacBook Air: USB Hub Compatible with the MBA SuperDrive

A little background to those whom may think this Question too specific: The MacBook Air SuperDrive draws 1A vs 500mA of a normal USB device, and therefore you can't use a standard USB hub powered or ...
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MacBook USB-Hub

I bought an active 7-port-USB-Hub to avoid all the cable mess on my desk. The following devices are plugged in: Scanner (which is not being used, actually) Keyboard Mouse Android-Phone When I now ...
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How to share a printer (or any usb devices) to two or more computers?

I want to share a printer to two computers sitting next to each other. Now I plug in the USB printer cable when one wants to print. Is there a cheap and better solution which allows two computers to ...
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Split internal USB pinouts - is it possible?

I've currently got a situation in my PC where I have 3 devices that connect to the motherboard via the onboard USB pinouts. The problem is, I only have two sets of USB pinouts on my motherboard. ...
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2.0 speeds on USB hub?

How capable are USB hubs? I have an AirPort Extreme router with a printer attached (it's not powered by USB). I want to extend this and add two hard drives (one for Time Machine and the other for ...
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Should I use a network hub or network switch?

I want to put a networking device on an Ethernet connection between 2 digital devices. The communication will be 1-to-1; there will only be 2 devices connected through the networking device. And I ...