I have a Dell Desktop PC with Win7 that has its four USB located inconveniently on the back of the case. I am getting pretty tired of having to crawl under the desk to plug in my USB devices, and my two external drives came with cables that are so short that they do not reach the floor or top of the case, so the drives hang from the back of the PC. I went off to Staples to buy four USB cable extensions, planning to plug them into the USB slots on the PC, and run them up onto my desktop, where I could then plug in my external drives and anything else as needed. The Staples sales person helpfully suggested that instead of four extension cables, I just get one cable and a Model 22318 4-port USB 2.0 Hub. The Hub would give me four USB outlets on my desktop, and only one cable to tangle with all the other wires under the desk.
The problem is that when I fire up my PC, it tells me that I have to install a driver for the Hub. No driver comes packed with the Hub, and the packing from Staples does not even list the real manufacturer for the Hub, nor does Staples site list a driver for the hub that I could download. The reviews on Staples site all say "just plug it in and it is ready to go!"
There is a product listed on the Internet called "Driver Support" but after starting to install it, I decided it smelled like another Trojan horse, so having already been burned once by CONDUIT, I did a system restore and logged-in here.
From comments here it looks like I was right to run away from "Driver Support".
But that leaves me with a Staples Model 22318 4-port USB 2.0 Hub that is not working, and Staples is closed until tomorrow. Does anyone know how I can fix this?