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Devices from USB hubs caused motherboard to fry [closed]

I have limited info as I'm not present at site but I have 2 powered USB hubs with 32 RS232 devices connected total. They said they connected the devices and it logged them out for some apparent reason ...
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USB modems with hub on Linux unstable network

I need help to understand what is happening when coupling USB hub with USB modems. I bought two USB 2.0 powered hub with 10 ports each. The first one has 12V 2,5A. The second one deliver 12V5A. I have ...
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Windows 10 laptop unable to detect my USB type-C hub correctly

I've got a USB type-C hub and it looks like this: I was able to use external monitors on my laptop (laptop A) by connecting them to the HDMI interfaces on the hub. However recently it stopped working....
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Bluetooth dongle not working if two USB hubs are connected to the PC

I have ASUS Bluetooth 5.0 USB dongle (USB 2.0). I used it with the passive USB 3.0 hub of my monitor. I've recently purchased another (desk-attached) USB 3.0 hub (also passive). My (5+ yrs old) ...
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USB Selective Suspend causes keyboard to miss keys and USB hubs, eGPU, and docs to disconnect

I've read post from quite a few furiously frustrated individuals plagued by the same issue without a resolution. There were several things I observed going wrong on my fresh install of Windows 11 with ...
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Why do some USB devices work only if connected directly and not via a USB hub? (Windows OS)

I noticed this mostly with my printer, but also occasionally with some other devices connected via the USB port (e.g., smartphone). If I connect it to a USB hub, it will not get detected at all, but ...
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Home office peripheral sharing setup

In my current situation I have a set of peripherals that I would like to share between my home PC and my work laptop: 2 screens (HDMI/DVI) Keyboard Mouse The following configurations would be the ...
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Monitor USB hub's unusual and faulty behavior with a USB flash drive

Typical USB3-A (PC) to USB3-B (Monitor) upstream port setup, in my case using (intentionally) a 5m long (USB3) cable. I can connect mouse or keyboard and it works just fine, but when I try 128GB USB3 ...
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How do I prevent Windows from using my monitor via USB

I have two laptop computers, one for work and one for play. Recently I decided to install MS Windows on my "play" computer - I know basically nothing about Windows, but I struggled to make ...
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USB-C multiport hub not detected on USB-A port after plugging it in USB-C port

I have a multiport USB-C hub - SATECHI USB-C MULTIPORT V2 (it has some USB-As, a HDMI, a USB-C and a GigaBit Ethernet port). By Windows 10 it is detected as "USB Billboard device" alongside ...
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How much current can an externally powered USB3 hub supply to each port?

Problem Description: I have a WD My Passport 4TB 2.5" USB3 HDD (bus powered). I've been using it as network drive connected to the USB2 port of a Pi3 for 18 months now. Over the last few months ...
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Keyboard and mouse plugged into monitor USB hub sporadically cutting out

I have a monitor with an integrated USB hub, which connects to my desktop via a USB A to USB B cable. All my previous Windows computers have worked without a hitch, but my recently acquired desktop ...
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When using a USB-C hub for your PC, can you connect multiple inputs and outputs at the same time?

When using a USB-C hub for your PC, can you connect multiple inputs and outputs simultaneously (such as HDMI/ display port out, USB stick, charging your phone and PC charger all connected to the USB-C ...
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Can I use a usb hub to transfer images from my phone into another device?

I looked at a number of USB hubs (not powered ones) and I see it written that the hub should not be used to charge a wireless device. But can I connect a phone to tranfer files? Is there a risk to the ...
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Should a non-powered USB hub be able to connect two wireless devices?

I recently got a non-powered USB hub that connects a wireless mouse and keyboard via two separate dongles. However, they never work when I first connect the hub to my laptop or desktop, which both run ...
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Can I inject USB Power Delivery through a hub or some other device?

I've ordered some computer speakers that are powered via USB type C. They can run off normal USB power but will sound better if they can get extra juice from USB PD. Unfortunately my ageing PC does ...
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Wireless keyboard/mouse slow detection on Late 2012 iMac when connected through USB 3.0 Switcher

I have a multi-machine setup where one wireless Logitech keyboard & mouse (MK345/MK275) is connected to three computers through a KCEVE/AIMOS USB 3.0 switcher (4 inputs/4 outputs). https://www....
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Can USB 3.1 improve USB 3.0 upstream performance?

My monitor gives two USB 3.0 ports and two USB 2.0 ports via a single USB 3.0 upstream port. will connecting my display to a USB 3.1 improve the overall performance of USB ports provided on the ...
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Boot from usb attached to usb hub

Is it possible to boot into a Linux live installation media from a usb stick attached to a usb hub? Will it work if the usb hub is connected to a usb 2.0 port The pc I am using only has 1 working usb ...
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Sound pops in wireless headphones when using microphone through usb hub

here is the problem: HP Probook 650 G5 Ugreen USB 3.0 Hub / Switcher with 4 ports connected to the laptop Wireless headset (Radiofrequency - JBL quantum 600) with USB dongle connected to the USB ...
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Prioritize connections over powered USB hub?

I work in a company which manufactures scientific equipment. In my current project, I have a need to control one DAQ (MCC USB-2637) and one Digital Module (MCC USB-1024LS) through the same USB 2.0 ...
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Is it good to use external HDD with a USB 3.0 7-Port Hub (TP-Link UH700) which is powered by a power adapter?

I have a USB 3.0 7-Port Hub (TP-Link UH700). It has a power adapter to power the USB Hub. And also I have 2 external Hard Disk Drives. My question is, I am plugging my 2 HDDs to USB Hub. So is it safe ...
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Looking for a way to increase my USB current, would a powered USB hub do the trick?

All ports on my computer are only capable of 1A current and a USB hub I'm considering claims to be capable of 3A downstream in the C port. The hub comes with an optional power supply and the store ...
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Is it safe to plug a power USB C hub on Desktop PC?

My situation is, if I have a USB C hub which I am connecting to my desktop PC and the hub is trying to support many devices all drawing power. As USB C ports typically only supply a low power from the ...
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How do I stop my monitor screen from jittering when playing games?

I have a Surface Book 2 15 and am connecting it to a Dell S2721QS 4K monitor using a USB hub to connect be HDMI. The screen is mostly fine when just browsing the web, but once I launch a game and play ...
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Safe to connect self-powered USB hub to a docking station?

I have a StarTech Thunderbolt 3 Dual-4K Docking Station (https://www.startech.com/en-us/cards-adapters/tb3dkdpmaw). It connects to my 2019 16" Macbook Pro via a Thunderbolt 3 host port. The ...
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Mouse cursor slows down when keyboard is connected through the same USB hub/splitter

I have a USB mouse, keyboard, headset and speaker all connected through the Aten US224 USB hub (edit: a KVM switch, really), allowing me to switch between the "bad PC" and the "good PC&...
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How to use USB-A 3.0 to HDMI

Recently I bought this USB Hub, which works perfectly with my needs using my Dell Inspiron 5480 (which has a USB type C port), so can I connect two monitors in one laptop. I got from work a Dell G3 15,...
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Mirroring USB data to multiple computers/hosts simultaneously

I want to mirror the data sent to (and/or from) a USB device to multiple host computers at the same time (i.e no physical switches to select one host or the other). Here are two scenarios to describe ...
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How many devices can I power on USB 3.0 Hub vs USB C hub?

I was reading this thread here, but I don't have enough reputation to reply: The Math Behind Lots of Devices on a USB Hub Hex gives a very detailed answer in that "a powered hub with maximum ...
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Mouse and keyboard temporarily freeze when pluged through an usb hub

I have a Windows 10 computer with a MSI B450 TOMAHAWK MAX motherboard. If I plug my usb keyboard and usb mouse to the computer via an usb hub, both the mouse and keyboard will freeze (not respond or ...
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Do cables exist that will both charge via usb micro, but also function with a female usb port [closed]

I have a tablet, in particular, a Hyundai Protocol x8. The only port on it is a USB 2.0 micro type B port. I can use a USB micro B to USB A Female adapter, then a USB hub, to plug in a keyboard, ...
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Phoenix hub type-C 9 in 1 is not working properly

I recently bought the following product: http://www.phoenixtechnologies.es/?mod=ampliar&act=ficha&val=PHHUBTYPEC9IN1 with the following connections: I have just connected it to a Windows PC ...
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Can I use an USB hub to use the same UPS or printer for multiple computers?

I'd like to use the same UPS for two small computers. My main problem that I need the battery info for both computers to shut them down when the battery is close to empty. I thought maybe I connect an ...
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Use Laptop As VM / RDP

I have been working from home during this pandemic and I alternate between using my work laptop and my personal computer. My personal computer has a much better processor and as such I greatly prefer ...
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Mouse on windows only works properly with USB hub

When I am using Windows 10, my mouse freezes for a short duration after leaving the pointer still for a little bit if it is plugged directly into my computer. It works just fine if I have it plugged ...
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Can an adapter be used for a USB-C HUB (with HDMI) to connect to a regular USB?

The market is full with USB Type C hubs, allowing users to connect monitors and much more to their laptops. It is much harder to find regular USB 3 hubs with the same set of features - but my laptop ...
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Usb devices connected to powered hub don't reinitialize properly after reconnecting the hub

I use a laptop that is usually at my desk. Have a bunch of USB peripherals that I use (audio interface, midi controllers, mouse, keyboard). I connect these through a powered USB hub. This usually ...
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Does USB C Power Delivery also support data transfer?

You can buy many hubs on Amazon which have a USB C PD port that supports up to 100W of power. However, data transfer is usually not mentioned. If I wasn't interested in using this port for power, ...
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Should I distribute my devices among USB-C ports, or is it ok to have one port to rule them all?

I'm buying a 16" MacBookPro which only has USB-C ports. I currently have no USB-C devices, so I am thinking of buying a hub/docking station with a few different ports and 85W+ pass-through charging ...
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Mouse freezing when connected through USB hub

I do know already that the reason behind my mouse randomly freezing when connected through a USB hub is that the hub doesn't have its own power source. I have two USB ports on my laptop. One I use ...
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USB 3.0 hubs don't work with my motherboard

I have a PC with a Gigabyte GA-P67A-D3-B3 motherboard, which has 2 USB 3.0 ports and some USB 2.0 ports. I would like to use more than 2 USB 3.0 devices, so I thought of using a USB 3.0 hub. I bought ...
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What would happen when USB devices draw more power than the hub can provide?

I am going to buy a 7-port USB 3.0 hub, and connect 7 portable HDDs to it, in order to build a RAID 6 array. The hub comes with an upstream micro-USB 3.0 type B port, along with an auxiliary power ...
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I plugged my display, cooling pad, and wireless mouse to a USB-C Hub; Does the hub need external power?

I plugged my USB-C hub to my laptop (from the user manual, the output voltage and current of the USB-C port is 5V and 3A). From the hub, I connected my display through the VGA port; my cooling pad and ...
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Using MS USB Keyboard and Mouse becomes erratic

When I have the USB plugged directly into the laptop I have never had a problem but I wish to plug it into a USB C dock. When I do it works fine some time, hours, and may become erratic, i.e. unable ...
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Keyboard fail on USB HUB connected. After keyboard reconnect everything fine

Configuration: Asrock Z270 Extreme 4 Mainboard. Connected devices to rear USB ports: USB 2.0 mouse (Steelseries Sensei) USB 2.0 keyboard (Steelseries M800) USB 3.0 HUB (TP-Link UH700) with 3 ...
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Plug usb devices into graphics card

I've read that it's possible to plug usb devices into graphics card if it has type c port. Is it safe to do such things? What are the pros and cons? What if I want to plug usb hub with it's own power ...
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Noise when I plug in my speakers trough usb hub

My speakers make background noise when I connect the power usb cable to my pc through a usb 2.0 hub. When I connect it to usb 3.0 pc port, noise stops. Do you think the quality of the hub, or being ...
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Can connecting multiple devices to a USB hub damage them?

I have a laptop with only three USB ports. Every time I have to connect my Thrustmaster Ferrari Red Legend Edition Racing wheel to my PC, it takes up the only free port on my laptop as my mouse and ...
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Is there a technical reason why there aren’t any basic USB Type-C to USB Type-C multiport hubs? [duplicate]

Not asking for shopping advice, but simply to ask that after spending more time searching for this kind of thing than I expected, it seems the main type of USB Type-C hubs out there translate/convert ...
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