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USB hub's connection to device's wireless capabilities?


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#1 bcmo

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 07:23 PM

Hi,

Regarding a USB hub, what does it mean that this one and this one don't support 2.4 GHz wireless devices? USB hubs aren't internet connected devices and only work when physically connected to a computer with a wire. So why does the wireless capability of a device matter to the USB hub's hardware if the hub has no connection with wireless networks or internet bands, etc.? It's just a simple piece of hardware that connects to another piece of hardware (namely a computer)?

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thank you.



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Posted 30 November 2016 - 07:39 PM

Just that you can't plug in a wireless dongle that runs on 2.4GHz , to connect to a 3rd device, like a projector for example. This is probably because of the system driver integration that happens when using these devices.

 

It does mean though that a wireless bluetooth device (like a mouse) should work fine.



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Posted 30 November 2016 - 07:45 PM

Could even be that a wifi dongle wouldn't get all of the 5v assigned to the port, which it may need to function correctly.



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Posted 30 November 2016 - 08:06 PM

In other words, it'll work for any desktop/laptop (2.4Ghz or 5Ghz capable) it's connected to, for simple regular USB flash drives? The restrictions only apply to devices like the ones you described above and similar ones?



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Posted 30 November 2016 - 08:07 PM

That's right. :)



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Posted 30 November 2016 - 08:39 PM

That's great to know.

Thank you.



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Posted 30 November 2016 - 08:42 PM

You're welcome.






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