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December 22, 2008, 2:51 pm
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the back. The front USB ports have broken so I purchased a USB hub and
a generic USB 2.0 card.
I don't really know whether installing the USB 2.0 card gets me that
speed if the motherboard's onboard support is only USB 1.1 standard but
since it uses the PCI bus I assume it must be faster.
My real problem is when hooking up USB external drives or camera card
readers to either the hub or directly to the PCI add-on card they very
frequently lose connectivity and disappear from the list of drives.
Other devices seem to work okay.
Re: annoying usb problem
You're more likely to get help if you say what operating system you're
using. Which motherboard might ring some bells.
I have added USB2 cards to several old machines, some with and some
without on-board USB1. Except for two DOA cards, everything went well.
Under Debian Linux, I just installed the card and booted up. For
Windows 2K, I needed to install the driver that came with the card.
To test whether the problem is hardware or software, try booting a
live-CD instead of whatever o/s you're running now. Here's one:
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