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  1. #1
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    Question USB hubs being usb1.1???

    hi people this is my first post
    im probably asking something stupid that alot of people dont know

    i want to use a self-powered (or even an externally powered) USB hub but why are they all "1.1 compliant", and what limitations if any come along with that?

    is it that only certain devices require 2.0? would these need to have no such hub? what kinds of devices might these be? what about a cd burner, could that be plugged into the hub even if its only "1.1"

    and why does it always say 1.1 on these hubs anyway??!!

    Cheers,
    jdc26

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    Ok so its like this...

    The USB port on the back of your computer is either USB 1.1 or USB 2.0. 2.0 is faster, but completely backwards compatible with USB 1.1. If you do in fact have a USB 2.0 port on the back of your computer and u plug in a USB 1.1 hub, nothing will happen except a loss in data transmission speeds. In order to have a true USB 2.0 setup. You need a USB 2.0 port, a USB 2.0 Hub, and a USB 2.0 Device. If any of these components are USB 1.1 it will all still work, it will just be slower.

    I hope that explains it.

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