New Hub in the House

I finally got around to upgrading my USB hub, not that I suffering from the speed of 1.1. Just that the hubs are so darn cheap and most of the gadgets that I have are USB, so why not!

There is a little story behind this though, I was looking around for a low profile, compact one because I just want to keep on the floor next to the gaming rig and I dont want this hug block thing with wires sticking out all over the place.

So, I was doing my ‘googles’ and I fist went with the D-Link QuickMedia DUB-H7 2.0. I got it in the mail, plugged it in and worked, but when I would reboot my computer. The post sceen just hung on “loading USB controllers”.

I did the next thing that most people would do. I called thier tech support, which was a toll free number and it didn’t take long to get to an agent whom of course was not located in the U.S., but did speak pretty good english and had average people skills.

Now, here is the kicker… according this gent and his solution base, the fix was for me to remove SP2 from XP!! What??!? You understand that it works okay.. once I am booted and in the OS, it is before the OS loads that I am having this problems. This was thier solution or to go with another product D-Link DFB-H7 USB 2.0/Firewire Combo Hub.

Instead of just blindly following thier advise I thought I would do the ‘google’ again and see what people were saying.. well… I decided to go with the belkin USB 2.0 7-Port hub, which should tell you how the reviews on the D-Links were stacking up.

Needless to say, this little item came today in the mail. Took it out of the box and it was plug and play!!


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