Jan 16, 2014

How to get USB hub to work?

I found an apparently new USB hub sitting in the supply closet at my office, but when I plugged it in, it doesn’t work. Any troubleshooting ideas?


It’s most likely a power issue. Try a different USB port . Sometimes that is enough to work. Sometimes not. If not, you may have to try a different hub that has an external AC adapter. You might want to double-check and see if this hub is meant to be external powered and is missing the power supply.

I'd check it on another machine, and also check the manufacturer's site to see if there's an FAQ or other support document. There may also be a discussion forum or support email you can use to get some ideas on why it's not working.
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