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Old 05-27-03, 11:34 AM
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Is there something I can buy that gives additional USB Ports?

Stupid question but maybe someone can help me. I have a Sony laptop that only has one USB port. However, I need to have two: one for my cable modem and one for my printer. Is there some sort of add-on I can buy where it will make my one USB Port into two?
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Old 05-27-03, 11:37 AM
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You can buy a USB Hub and plug the hub into your one port and that lets you use several devices in the one port... like this..

Linksys USBHUB4C ProConnect Compact USB 4-Port Hub - $11.07
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...0658CH/dvdtalk
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Old 05-27-03, 11:38 AM
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They are very plentiful and very cheap. Just go ask at your local computer store.
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Old 05-27-03, 01:39 PM
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One more point is that there basically are two types of ports, self powered and externally powered. The difference being that an externally powered uses a plug in wall transformer and the self powered is powered from the laptop. I suspect for a laptop you want the self powered.
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There are mini hubs available if you want to carry it with you. Tarugus makes a mini one, but there are probably many others.
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