Linksys Compact USB 4-Port Hub
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- Use four USB devices simultaneously from any USB-ready PC
- Ready to run with USB-equipped PCs or notebooks with Windows 98, 2000, and XP
- Fast data transfer rate of up to 12mbps
- Fully hot swappable-attach or detach devices with the power on
- Incredible expansion daisy-chain up to 127 USB devices
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Specially designed for PCs equipped with a USB port, the Proconnect compact USB four-port hub from Linksys offers instant connectivity for up to four USB devices. Plug in peripherals like digital cameras, Ethernet adapters, modems, printers, mice, keyboards, scanners, and portable data storage devices in seconds.
Ready to run, right out of the box, this compact USB four-port hub makes high-speed, low-cost expansion a snap. The hub allows four USB devices to be configured and ready for use as soon as you plug them in. Equipped with advanced hot-swap technology, the hub even lets you attach or detach USB devices while your computer is on, making it possible to switch devices on the fly!
The Linksys Proconnect compact USB four-port hub offers data transfer rates of up to 12Mbps, which makes it perfect for speed-hungry multimedia, gaming, and Ethernet networking applications. For added expandability, you can daisy chain the hub to additional USB hubs. Use up to 127 USB devices at the same time.
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However be aware that while almost double the price of this item the comparable Targus Ultra Mini 4 Port Hub or other equivalents may be a better long term alternative if you want:
1. Better indications of full power up and port status (4 separate blue leds per each USB connection versus a hard to see single green for the hub here;
2. Better powering of more power hungry connections esp. MP3s and other high speed connections;
3. An extension lead which for desk top computers gives you much greater range and flexibility than the short lead here which will just let the hub clear the port connection (more marginal issue if you are laptop based).
This is good value if you want the basics, but may be found wanting if any of the above criteria are important to you.
The thought of adding a device to simplify all my USB connections gave me a few sleepless nights.
The Linksys USB Hub arrived in the post. After spending over half an hour removing all the packaging, and with my nephew on standby, I plugged it into the back of my computer, connected all the various USB leads, pressed the "on" button, and everything simply worked! Why can't it always be like that?
Got to hire a skip now to take away all the packaging.
It's compact size is ideal for laptop users or for desktop users that don't tinker!
3 steps to fit
1) Unplug your existing USB
2) Plug the 4 port hub in
3) Plug ther other USB leads into the hub
couldn't be an easier way to expand the USB ports on any computer
I plugged my CD burner and webcam into the hub and then into my laptop and that was it. Instantly recognised, no drivers, nothing.
Small enough to carry in the laptop bag too. Fantastic!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Pointless having this to expand a laptop number of USB ports if there's not enough juice to run anything, yet there's a power socket on it and no means of putting power to it as... Read morePublished on 2 July 2009 by W. Faulkner
Ordered a 4 port USB hub to connect web cam, printer and wireless keyboard. So far so good. Product does what it says!!!Published on 5 Aug. 2005 by Amazon Customer
It does what it says it will do, all I did was plug it in to the UBS with nothing attached and once the computer had recognised it, it worked first time. Read morePublished on 8 Mar. 2005 by Laup
Its very useful!!!!!
only 1 problem is that if you intend on using many high powered things such as webcams etc then you will need a power adaptor for the usb hub. Read more
This hub is a very inexpensive way of getting over the "too many peripherals" problem!
I use a laptop with plenty of accessories and was forever having to swap things around,... Read more
I got this today and installed it straight away on my laptop with no problems. I plugged in my all-in-one printer/scanner/copier, my adsl modem, and my logitech mx501 8-button... Read morePublished on 29 July 2004
I am really pleased with my hub... I can at last install my new pet mouse ! Great idea and delivered so quickPublished on 14 July 2004 by Mrs P Elliott