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#1 Rohaq

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Posted 20 June 2004 - 10:04 AM

If I plug a USB hub into my Xbox controller port with a USB adaptor, can I plug multiple USB devices into it at once? I ask because it'd be nice to just get one adapter and a hub, and be able to plug a keyboard and mouse into the same port, keeping more ports free.

Edited by Rohaq, 20 June 2004 - 10:14 AM.


#2 bucko

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Posted 20 June 2004 - 12:32 PM

You can plug up to 137 usb devices on that thing laugh.gif

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Posted 20 June 2004 - 01:36 PM

QUOTE (bucko @ Jun 20 2004, 02:32 PM)
You can plug up to 137 usb devices on that thing laugh.gif

Hot damn...

...I'm going to need a bigger hub wink.gif

#4 Rohaq

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Posted 20 June 2004 - 11:29 PM

Another stupid question; does it matter if the hub is powered or unpowered? All I want to hook up is a keyboard and mouse.

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Posted 21 June 2004 - 07:22 PM

Sorry to bump, but I really want to know if it matters if the hub used requires external power or not.

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Posted 22 June 2004 - 10:11 AM

USB shouldn't need to be mains powered, it gets power from the yellow (5 volts cable) I think.

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Posted 22 June 2004 - 11:41 AM

QUOTE (bucko @ Jun 22 2004, 12:11 PM)
USB shouldn't need to be mains powered, it gets power from the yellow (5 volts cable) I think.

The yellow wire is not used in USB wiring. Should be a strainght color for color match when splicing in.....

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Posted 22 June 2004 - 03:48 PM

QUOTE (Rohaq @ Jun 20 2004, 08:29 PM)
Another stupid question; does it matter if the hub is powered or unpowered? All I want to hook up is a keyboard and mouse.

An unpowered (actually the correct term is "bus-powered") hub will work fine for low-current draw devices like keyboards and mice.

If you were connecting, say, a USB hard drive or an iPod, or a scanner that didn't have its own power supply, etc. then you'd want a powered (or "self-powered") hub.

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Posted 22 June 2004 - 10:46 PM

Excellent, I'll be purchasing a keyboard with an unpowered USB hub in it then.

Great advice guys, thanks a lot! biggrin.gif




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