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amigo_boy

join:2005-07-22
reply to CheapGuyNo1

Re: Warning: You must Plug magicJack into USB

said by CheapGuyNo1:

The new hub I got solved the problem.
What's strange to me about the powered-hub solution is that I tend to think of computer peripherals either working or not. Not partially working. I mean, you don't think of your inkjet missing the color "red" because it doesn't receive enough power.

But, I've seen other people say a powered hub fixed low audio problems. One guy even had the problem *only* when calling internationally. Like his USB port supplied enough power for his voice to travel 2000 miles, but not 4000.

Mark


Racerbob
Premium
join:2001-06-24
Webster, NY
kudos:1
So what is a good powered hub to get and how much would it cost ?

CheapGuyNo1

join:2004-09-17
Washington, DC
Like I said the one I got was from a company called WindmillTrading.com. It sure solved my MJ power problems, after I wasted money trying a few other powered hubs. Apparently the trick is that this hub has a whopping 2200mA power supply. I'm no computer expert but that's what worked for me! They even have on their site that their hub will solve MagicJack poewr problems... and as far as I'm concerned they're right!
I looked up the link again:
»www.windmilltrading.com/USBProds ··· 214A.htm

Hope this helps.


HolmanGT
HolmanGT
Premium
join:2001-11-20
Washington, UT
said by CheapGuyNo1:

Like I said the one I got was from a company called WindmillTrading.com. It sure solved my MJ power problems, after I wasted money trying a few other powered hubs. Apparently the trick is that this hub has a whopping 2200mA power supply. I'm no computer expert but that's what worked for me! They even have on their site that their hub will solve MagicJack poewr problems... and as far as I'm concerned they're right!
I looked up the link again:
»www.windmilltrading.com/USBProds ··· 214A.htm

Hope this helps.
Good find "CheapGuyNo1",

But they are not doing anything special, they are just living up to the specs for a four port Powered Hub. The specs are .5 amps per port, which this hub meets. The problem with these other manufacturers is they are just boldface lying about their hubs meeting the "Powered Hub" specifications.

For $19 dollars I may just pick one up for ... well I don't know but at that price I wouldn't mind leaving it on the shelf for some impromptu emergency.

amigo_boy

join:2005-07-22
said by HolmanGT:

For $19 dollars I may just pick one up for ... well I don't know but at that price I wouldn't mind leaving it on the shelf for some impromptu emergency.
Me too. And, to reward them for doing good business.

Mark


mozerd
Light Will Pierce The Darkness
Premium,MVM
join:2004-04-23
Nepean, ON
reply to HolmanGT
said by HolmanGT:

Good find "CheapGuyNo1"
I second that motion.

Another excellent USB 2.0 HUB that I recommend is the IOGEAR GUH227 7 Port High Speed USB 2.0
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David Mozer
IT-Expert on Call
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CheapGuyNo1

join:2004-09-17
Washington, DC
That's another relatively pricey USB hub, as compared to the cheap plastic ones. Just goes to show you good stuff is expensive and bad stuff isn't! Usually, at least...
I'll stick with the expensive stuff, better for my sanity too!
It's all relative...