USB Hub Device Disconnecting, and Reconnecting?
My Mother has this USB Hub device that looks like an octopus supports 4 other connections, but it keeps disconnecting and reconnecting for no reason. I want to know the name, and where the drivers for it are so i can see if it's a mere driver issue.
- WhoLv 71 month ago
they are crap (I bought 2 and neither have ever worked)
(hubs dont need drivers)
- sirjester099Lv 61 month ago
It's probably shorting out
Throw the junk in the garbage before it fries her PC
- Sasha WhitefurLv 71 month ago
Is it, a powered HUB.
- Anonymous1 month ago
1. Different USB port on computer
2. Different USB cable from computer to USB hub
3. Buy a new USB hub or find one at Goodwill. They are dirt cheap.
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- 1 month ago
Most no name USB hubs tend to use the generic device drivers that were already preloaded into your OS, try with a different USB hub to see if its a faulty hub.
- AdrianLv 71 month ago
Many low end 4 port USB hubs all share the same power that comes from the one PC port. That is, USB 2.0 provides a maximum 500mA of current. Having 4 devices connected to that one port, sharing that maximum current, can cause a current overload if the 4 devices plugged in total more than 500mA in current requirements. A current overload will shut down the PC port (power), at least for a short while, causing all devices to drop.
Only use a "powered" USB hub, one that has its own wall plug type of power adapter.
- DickLv 71 month ago
I have one of those ... I never use it but try wiggling the wire going into the connector that normally plugs into the pc. You may discover that there is an broken/frayed wire there and when you wiggle it a temporary disconnection occurs. If so, junk that cable.
- opurtLv 71 month ago
The drivers for most USB hubs are built into Windows as a "Generic USB Hub". Without knowing what's plugged in to it, it's more likely that the devices connecting to it are drawing too much power causing it to reset, or it's simply defective.
- 1 month ago
Computer Management window
Click the + sign in front of the device category you want to check.
Double-click the device for which you need to know the driver version.
Select the Driver tab