So here is an old USB card I installed in a desktop. The two ports on the right work fine - when I plug in a USB peripheral it is recognised immediately.
The port on the right (labelled 'SHARE') apparently does nothing. When I plug in a USB peripheral it is not recognised by the Windows 7 OS.
So, my questions are:
- Is this normal?
- What does SHARE mean in this context?
- Is there anything I can do to take advantage of this port?
The card is connected to a USB2 9-pin connector on the motherboard just like the usb ports on the front of the PC.
I have tried looking this up online but whenever you type 'share' and 'usb' in the same search you just get a lot of explanations of how to share across networks, which is not what I want to do.
Edit: You can see the 4 pins here and they are not connected - this must be why it is not functional. There is no 4 pin connection on the motherboard, so I assume that means it cannot be connected up?