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A Trusty Hub - with a finiky cable,
This review is from: Trust 10 Port Usb 2.0 Power Hub (Electronics)This hub does just want I wanted it to a) work with Windows 7 b) be the single cable required to attach to my laptop, and off the hub hang my mouse, keyboard, bluetooth adapter, printer and my scanner. (Oh, and thumb drive too).
All worked well for 24 hours. Then I couldn't get my laptop to recognise it anymore, and various nasty error messages about not recognising generic hubs came out! I frustratedly tried all the workarounds and then realised that whenever I moved the unit and inadvertantly touched the cable between the hub and the laptop the two started to talk to eachother! I then remembered that among the earlier customer comments I had read for this product there was mention of problems with the cable. So I rooted around in my box of bits and found an old USB cable that had connected my faithful old Palm PDA*.
I used it and hey presto - all started to work and has now been successfully running for two weeks.
So it pays to read the customer comments. This product does the job - but the cable connector from the laptop into the hub can be loose and fail to work. If so, find another cable.
* My Palm Zire 72 didn't connect to Win 7 by cable anymore (no drivers) - but its Bluetooth does - hence the need to add a blue tooth adapter to my setup - and thus the value of a 10 port hub Trust 10 Port Usb 2.0 Power Hub - and I still have a couple of free ports - one will be for my backup disk when it comes!
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Initial post: 6 Jul 2011 10:47:10 BDT
Antonio Ricci says:
I want to buy this HUB but I want to buy also a better cable to connect it to the PC. Can you tell me which cable I need?
Posted on 30 Apr 2012 12:21:05 BDT
Last edited by the author on 30 Apr 2012 12:22:54 BDT
A Thompson says:
I read your report on the cable, and I have to tell you mine is working straight out of the box and everything is A...OK
I have kept it as the main connector as I like the length that it gives me between my computer and the USB Hub Unit.
However if anything does go wrong, I know because of your review it could possibly be the cable, so thanks, but for now all is well.....
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