Powered USB hubs don't work
by BarrieScott - 12/18/09 3:13 PM
I had a powered USB hub attached to my computer, w/ a mouse and two printers attached to it. For a while, it seemed to work fine, but then the printers wouldn't work, and I had to connect them directly to the computer. I decided the problem must be with the hub, so I went out to MicroCenter and bought a new powered hub. Again, it seemed to work for a while, but then the printers again wouldn't work. There aren't enough USB ports to run all my peripherals so I have had to disconnect a backup USB hard disk. The hub is now disconnected entirely, and I have to switch connections around. Needless to say, this is a pain.
I need to fix this problem. What is going on?
MacBook Pro 17" 2.33 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB Ram, w/ external 22" ViewSonic monitor, running OS 10.5.8