So, I've just bought a Lenovo USB-C hub (port replicator) which I want to use with my laptop and desktop computers. However, neither of my devices has USB-C ports and I can only use USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 ports with an adapter.
The hub in question is: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07FQD4KMV
The adapter in question is: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01J16IOIS
Turns out that my initially planned setup doesn't work. I'm not sure why but my guess is that the conversion of USB-C to USB-A renders the hub undetectable for Windows 10.
I had concerns whether either the hub or adapter are not functioning properly but after tests with other devices I concluded the problem is with the USB ports on the laptop and desktop.
Do you have any ideas how I can bypass this issue? I am thinking as last resort I may have to buy and install PCI Express USB-C adapter card on the desktop but I am clueless on what to do with the laptop.