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Error USB: Compliance Mode from LG Monitor USB type A

I have a problem with an LG monitor. The usb type A that acts as a bridge between the monitor and the tower, gives a compliance error on the Windows Device Manager. The USB type B connected to the ...
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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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iMac shuts off USB keyboard if it's plugged into a hub

I use 2 computers at home: One for work: Late 2013 27" iMac with macOS Catalina (Version 10.15.3) And one for personal use: Acer Aspire A515-51G laptop with Windows 10 (Version 1909) I don't have ...
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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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Use a monitor as USB hub with my macbook pro - macbook does not recognise monitor attached hard disks

I would like to use my monitor as a USB hub , but this does not seem to be working. Set up: Macbook pro 16 inch LG 27U88-w 4k monitor - the monitor has 1 usb c , 2 USB 3.0, 2 hdmi. The macbook pro ...
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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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Only four out of seven ports working on an external USB hub

None of the previous questions answer mine: I have a XCD Super Speed USB Hub (with 7 Ports) which—to my knowledge—had 4-5 work ports—that I was using—until a few days ago. Now only ports 1 to 3 work ...
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can my devices work well on a usb hub? [closed]

I'm planning on buying a usb hub and I'm wondering if my devices will even work well on it. My laptop is Asus Zephyrus gx501vik , it has four USB3.0 ports and one thunderbolt 3 port ( I assume its ...
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USB hub not recognized after boot

I have a laptop with only 2 USB-A sockets, which is a bit too few when I want to use it with an external mouse and keyboard at my desk and also sometimes transfer files to/from a phone or a flash ...
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Is it expected for charging a phone from a laptop via a USB hub to be ineffective?

I've got a cheap old laptop and a cheap new Android phone and a cheap unpowered USB 2.0 hub I just bought. A few minutes ago I noticed that connecting the phone to the laptop via the hub, while ...
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Some USB2 devices do not function when connected through hubs or to some chassis ports but work when connected to specific chassis USB2 or USB3 ports

How can I get Windows to just see my devices when I plug them in and be sure they will work via hubs? I am using a notebook PC w/ Windows for the first time for some production purposes. I'm coming ...
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USB device only connects via hub

When I connect a USB 2.0 Lumidigm fingerprint sensor to any of a PC's USB 2.0 ports, both Windows and Linux won't detect it. It doesn't try to install any drivers, and doesn't detect a hardware change....
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Voltage Stabilizer and USB Hub

I need to use a voltage stabilizer to secure my USB Hub (Anker PowerPort 6), but the stabilizer is slightly underpowered. It is rated at 1.3A, 300W (230V). My Anker has input requirements of 1.4A (...
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Power requirements of a self-powered USB hub for use with four or more HDDs

How can I be sure a self-powered usb hub will be able to power several HDD? What do I have to be aware of? I'm looking at powering 4+ external HDDs from different vendors and capacities (500GB, 1TB, ...
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Is it possible to connect an USB-A PC to an USB-C hub over an adapter?

A bunch of details: the USB hub is built in a display Lenovo ThinkVision P27h everything works as expected when a laptop is connected to the display over USB-C 3.1 port on both sides: power delivery ...
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Using multiple scanners from one workstation

I have a lot of scanning to do and I'm looking to see how to best parallelize my efforts. Having multiple scanners running at the same time sounds to me like a no brainier. I'm trying to figure out ...
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How Do USB 3.0 Hubs And USB Extension Cables Effect Latency, If At All?

I currently have three peripherals (mouse, keyboard, Wacom tablet) all wired to an individual USB port on my computer. They also each have their own 6ft USB extension cable (passive) because the ...
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External hard drive connected to powered USB hub never powers down

I’m wondering if I have a faulty/weird USB hub. Whenever my external WD hard drive is connected to this cheap USB hub I own, which happens to have its own power supply, the hard drive will keep ...
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Is single/multi TT important by USB3 hubs?

I'd like to buy a new USB3 hub to replace my old one, which has only 4 slots. By USB2 hubs single TT was a problem, because USB1 devices could slow down the entire hub. Is there something similar by ...
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USB hub no longer functions after plugging in power adapter

I didn't know where else to ask this. What could have gone wrong with my USB hub for it to stop data and power transmission after I plugged in the auxiliary power adapter that it came with? I have ...
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Connecting two HDMI screen to laptop via type C port using USB hub

Connecting two (USB 3.0 to HDMI adapter) to (Type C to 4 Port USB 3.0 HUB) and connecting the type c to my HP laptop windows 10 will works in order to connect two HDMI screen ? example of hardware: ...
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Connecting a USB device via an isolated hub fails

I'm trying to connect various sensitive equipment to my laptop using an isolated hub based on ADuM3160 converter chip. Most of the devices work just fine, but a few fail with errors I've never seen ...
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How to troubleshoot / test / benchmark usb hub (Hubs are acting as bottle neck…Why??)

I am running a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and some unusual serial hardware, which uses serial to USB converters. I am unable to plug several slow devices (RS232 to USB 2.0 converter, and RS422 to USB 2.0 ...
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Can I connect USB-C display's USB hub to a PC via USB 3.0 to female USB-C adapter?

As I need to buy a new display anyway, I wanted to make my life easier with an USB-C one cable connection to my laptop (Razer Blade Stealth, it shouldn't matter for the question though). Let say I ...
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Powered USB hub powers Desktop PC instead: what the hell?

I've just experienced an issue that to some might sound almost paranormal. There is this crappy chinese USB 2.0 hub that I have since a lot of time: it's always worked so I never changed it. It has ...
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Wireless portable peripheral hub instead of wireless portable peripherals?

I'm having difficulty finding such a device, probably because I don't really have the right search term for them or they don't exist. I have tried: Wireless usb hub, Bluetooth usb hub, Portable usb ...
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Can two USB 3.1 Gen-1 devices together saturate a USB 3.1 Gen-2 root hub?

I have two sets of USB 3.0 magnetic drives, each set connected to its own USB 3.0 hub, each of which in turn is connected to its own USB 3.0 root hub on my host (where the bunch of devices are soft ...
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What is the performance penalty of chaining USB hubs?

USB hubs with lots of ports (7 or 10) often consist of chained 4-port hubs. I wonder how good the performance of the various ports of those hubs is. Specifically I'm thinking about mass storage ...
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Can USB-hubs just be stacked to the multiport or will it not receive enough power?

The modern laptops don't have much USB ports anymore, if at all. So I have this multiport adapter (https://www.apple.com/nl/shop/product/MJ1K2ZM/A/usb-c-naar-digitale-av-multipoort-adapter) and (http:/...
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Using multiple USB hub on Q170 chipset

I have an industrial type PC with a Q170 chipset and I want to connect more than 24 USB devices, such as printers, POS machines etc. When we tried to connect all of them, some devices are not ...
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USB data passthrough with power (kinda like a hub, but not)

I have a device which does not support a USB hub, and does not supply power. I need to connect my phone to this device, and unfortunately this means I cannot also charge the phone while using it. I ...
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Will this enable two or three PCs to connect to the same USB peripherals?

I am thinking that if I get a 12- or 16- port USB hub, I can connect two or three different PCs via USB to the hub, then connect out from the hub to three or four USB peripherals and each PC will be ...
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A USB hub will not function when it's connected more than 5 hubs away from the root port

I am trying to utilize my monitor's ability to switch video input and USB source (much like a KVM switch) with a USB hub. Previously I had all of the devices plugged directly into USB ports on the ...