I was in desperate need of a USB hub the other day so I picked one up at my local PCMall. I came home, plugged it in and presto, I had 7 additional USB 2.0 ports (it’s also backwards compatible with USB 1.1). A few days passed and the mouse I had plugged into it (an old Logitech MX7000) was having problems being recoginized when waking my computer from sleep. I thought nothing of it and just figured it was the Logitech drivers being wonky. Another day passed when I woke my computer from sleep and I realized that none of the peripherals were working. In addition, the LED lights on the face of the device that illuminate to show use, were all blank with the exception of the red LED power light. My frustration was furthered when I visited the Belkin site and couldn’t locate the USB hub by typing in the model number, F5U237. A quick search in Google, though, uncovered the associated page on the, you guessed it, Belkin site, but no help there. Why did it die? I have no clue, but it doesn’t work after a few modest hours of use.
I’m gonna give the D-Link 7-port a shot with fingers crossed.
Included in the box:
1 x 7-port USB Hub with LED status Light
1 x AC power adapter
1 x USB cord
Feel free to purchase it here, but you’ve been warned.