Hardware :: Device That Work As Usb Hub - Connects Via Bluetooth

Jun 15, 2010

i was wondering if there is a device that works as a usb hub, but connects to the computer wirelessly via bluetooth to your mac. i think this would be nice since i will have a station where my macbook pro will go every night when i buy it and i would like to simply open it and have it connect to the monitor, printer, speakers, etc. without plug in in a bunch of cables.


MacBook Air :: Superdrive Work With USB (powered) Hub?

Feb 11, 2008

Will Apple's external Superdrive work through a powered USB hub?

Or does the Superdrive need to be plugged directly into the MBA?

Are there any other USB devices that will only work directly plugged in?

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MacBook Air :: SuperDrive Work In Powered USB Hub?

Feb 18, 2008

I bought a Belkin powered USB hub and hooked my MacBook Air Superdrive to it and it won't work. I was under the impression it would in a powered USB HUB. Anyone share any experiences with me on this?

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PowerPC :: Powered USB Hub Won't Work - Not Even Pigtail Wire

Feb 26, 2009

I have a 15" PowerBook G4 1.33 Ghz and I discovered that the provided USB ports do not power such devices as portable hard drives or audio interfaces.

So I heard that you need a POWERED USB hub.

I get one, Plug it in. And the PowerBook still doesn't recognize my external hard drive.

My hard drive has two wires on the opposite side from the enclosure that connect to female USB ports. I run an extension cord from one of the males to the other USB port on the PowerBook which is said to work but that also does nothing.

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MacBook Air :: USB Device Doesn't Work At All?

Oct 21, 2008

My friend have sent macbook air to me, but the USB device doesn't work at all, whenever I plug memory stick or ipod cable in, nothinh happensit's doesn't find any device,

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Mac Pro :: Need Airport Card Or Standard USB Bluetooth Adapter Will Work?

Apr 5, 2008

I just purchase a refurb 3.0 Ghz 8-core "Clovertown" Mac Pro off of Apple. However it does not come with either an aiport card or bluetooth card. Can anyone help assist me as to which card I would need for this? Does a standard USB bluetooth adapter work, and with the wireless card , this one from apple says its not compatible with the mac pro.

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Power Mac G5 :: Good Usb 2.0 Port That Works - Finding Internal Card Not A Usb Hub

Dec 6, 2007

Does anyone have for a good usb 2.0 card I can install on a power mac G5? I am looking for an internal card not a usb hub.

Power Mac G5
Mac OS X (10.5.1)

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IMac :: Best USB Powered HUB?

Jan 10, 2011

I love my iMac but the one thing I hate is that it only has 4 USB ports...

I have 3 USB 2.0 External Drives.... My digital camera, iPhone, iPad, Kodak Zi8, Elgato Eye, and Harmon/Kardon Sound Sticks... and a few other USB devices...

Can anyone suggest a good Powered USB hub? I have this little 4 port laptop USB hub.. right now, but my external keep disconnecting..

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Hardware :: USB Hub For IMac

Jul 5, 2009

I know, the topic doesn't sound too thrilling. Nor does it sound like there's much to discuss.

However! I was wondering what USB hub you guys might recommend for use with an iMac - specifically, one that continues the Mac ethos if you will. Something smart but stylish, that doesn't look a mess, something that would earn its place with good looks on my iMac's base?

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Hardware :: Looking For A Cool Looking Usb Hub?

Sep 18, 2009

I've been able to avoid using a hub till now, but I am in the market for a powered usb hub - anyone can recommend one that goes along with the look of the MBP or at least looks appropriately geeky

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Hardware :: Not Enough Power With One Usb Hub?

Oct 11, 2008

I have a PowerBook 1.66 and im trying to connect an external hd using one usb plug, but it seems its not enough to power it and it needs two, is that right cause i remember that once i did make it work with one usb hub. Do i remember well or not?

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OS X :: Since Using Powered Usb Hub Losing Internet?

Nov 10, 2009

Imac, osx Leopard. Was working fine for many months (except for the 27 vertical lines but won't bore you with that), I bought a powered usb2 hub to power a usb hard-drive, when connecting the hub after a few minutes the Internet connection stopped and does so any time I connect the hub, now without the hub being connected the internet stops and starts every few minutes making it impossible to do any work. Other macs in the house are unaffected (s I'm having to write this on a minimac). Has something damaged the imac for good ?

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PowerPC :: Recommendations For A USB Hub With PowerBook?

Dec 14, 2006

I'm now in the need of a USB hub for when my PowerBook is on it's iCurve. I just got a MightyMouse and Printer and a few other things but the mighty mouse cord is soo short it really does not reach over to the USB port of the PowerBook.

I'm looking for something to compiment the other things on my desktop (Apple White and Sliver). Maybe a USB hub I could mount on the desk or near it's built-in bookshelf.

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MacBook :: USB Port Over Powered Through Hub?

Mar 20, 2009

I recently got a Macbook and have a iPhone and iPod shuffle. The thing is there isn't enough usb ports on the Macbook so I had to get a hub. The hub I got IS self powered and does not require a external power adapter. My concern is that I am withdrawing too much power from my usb port through this hub. It is a 4 port hub and a External HDD ( has own power supply), Optical mouse is connected to it. also I charge my iPhone and shuffle via the same hub.

I am afraid that there is power limit feature and it will fry my computer. I notice if I boot in boot camp to windows. Windows will display a error message telling me, I am not allowed to have this many device drawing this much power. Anyone know if I should be okay as long as OS X doesn't give me a message or should I really consider getting a USB hub with its own power adaptor?

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Hardware :: What Is The Most Beautiful Powered Usb Hub

Jan 6, 2010

What is the most beautiful powered usb hub out there? I'm looking for a hub to go with my mac pro and I have a lot of devices that requires a powered usb connection.

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Hardware :: USB Hub With Built In Ethernet?

Apr 26, 2010

Does this exist? I want a device which lets me plug multiple hard drives into it so it can act like a hub, but which also allows me to access any of the drives over the network when I want to. A NAS wouldn't work because I want the ability to remove the drive without having to put it in another enclosure etc. I'd rather just swap it and go. So basically, it's like a usb hub, except you can choose whether you want to use usb to access everything connected to it OR you can choose to use ethernet. Would this work [URL] if I have up the ability to have multiple drives
and just put everything on that?

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MacBook Pro :: USB Hub Not Detected?

Mar 24, 2012

I bought a 4-port USB hub (Gear Head if it matters) and it's supposed to just plug in and work. I normally use a USB mouse & keyboard, thus taking up 2 out of 2 of my MacBook Pro's USB slots. I bought the Hub so I could add in a light or speaker for late night gaming sessions and quiet videos respectively. The light on the USB Hub turns on, but it isn't detected by my MacBook Pro. Anything I plug in to it recieves enough power to turn on (Speaker's Power light turns on, Mouse's laser will turn on, etc...) but they aren't detected by the MacBook Pro. IE; Mouse won't move on screen, keyboard will not type, speaker isn't shown as an option for outgoing sound device, etc...

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Intel Mac :: Getting A Good USB Hub For It?

Apr 7, 2012

I'm getting tired of unplugging and plugging in my peripherals, so I need to get a USB hub. 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X :: Rename A Bluetooth Device?

Jun 20, 2009

I have paired my iPhone to the Mac and it appears as 'Paul'

How can I change the name of the iPhone on my Mac to 'Paul Iphone'?

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Hardware :: USB Hub Connecting To An External HDD?

Nov 16, 2010

My WD My Book 3.0 only has one USB 3.0 Micro port. I need two ports. Will a USB hub work with an external hard drive? I already have a USB 2.0 hub, but i need to purchase a USB female to USB 3.0 micro adapter. I wanted to make sure it will work before buying it.

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MacBook Pro :: USB Battleship Hub Not Functioning

Nov 28, 2010

I just got the USB Battleship that was featured in this Gizmodo article: [URL]
I plugged my printer, card reader, external hard drive, my backup hard drive into it and the drives made clicking sounds and didn't appear on my desktop. So I unplugged them and tried the ports on my MBP. It worked so the USB battleship wasn't functioning. What could be the problem? Not enough power?

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OS X :: Kernel Panic Using Monitor's Usb Hub?

Mar 18, 2009

I recently got a Dell 2209WA with built in USB hub. and great i thought, i can manage the USB ports on my macbook a bit more effectively. But it seems when i pull the USB cable when i want to go portable, it gets a KP, at the moment i suspect it has something to do with the logitech wireless adaptor i have plugged into the monitor. it exhibits these issues when the monitor is turned off as well.

I have another USB hub, but i pretty much use it exclusively for my external hard drives (i don't really like to keep it plugged in all the time, if powered up for some reason the drives spin up in the middle of the night even when the macbook is sleeping) and it does nothing like this when the adaptor is plugged into that.

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MacBook Air :: Plug It Into A Powered USB Hub?

Jun 19, 2009

Is there no way around this? is the USB simply for power? IE can i just plug it into a powered USB hub (thats not actually plugged into the air?

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Hardware :: Firewire / USB Hub To Plug In ISight?

Mar 1, 2010

I was looking to use a external iSight with an external monitor setup. Currently it works as my MacBook has a firewire port. However, if I switch to a notebook (i.e. MacBook Air) without a firewire port, is there anyway plug my iSight in using just a USB port? Is there a Firewire/USB hub out there that will allow me to plug in the iSight with only a USB connection?

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Hardware :: Belkin Hub Is Compatible For The Newer USB 2.0

May 5, 2010

I currently have the older iMac as in my sig. I'm buying a new iMac i7. Can I still use the Belkin Hub I currently have?I know my current iMac has a USB that is slower than newer ones, don't remember the specifics. I'm not sure if the Belkin Hub I have is compatible for the newer USB 2.0

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Hardware :: Finding Powered USB Hub Requirements?

Jul 7, 2010

I have a brand new, 15' macbook pro. I have noticed that the computer only has two USB hubs, but I need to plug in multiple peripherals, such as a mouse, flashdrive, printer, external hard drive, etc.

I recently bought an unpowered four-port USB hub. I am guessing that the power to the USB ports is limited, and so I should only run devices with low power requirements off of it. What are the power requirements of various USB devices? I know this seems like a simple question, but I cannot find a list on the internet.

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Hardware :: Belkin USB 2.0 Hub Slow Data Transfer

Feb 5, 2008

Any ideas why my brand new 7-port usb 2.0 hub would be so slow? It this thing nearly 7 minutes to transfer 100MB. Now it is adding song to my iphone at the rate of about one song per ever 45 seconds.

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MacBook Air :: External Portable HD Powered From USB Hub

Jun 2, 2008

What is the best portable HD that can be powered from the MBA's USB hub without a power cable.

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MacBook Air :: Ethernet Adapter Connected Via USB Hub?

Feb 14, 2009

Hope I can get this clear before buying a new MBair 1.86 SSD. Can I connect to the MB air the ethernet / USB adapter via a USB hub? Via the USB hub of the extrenal keyboard? Via the USB hub of the new 24" led display?

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MacBook Pro :: Finding Recommendations For Powered USB Hub?

Jul 31, 2009

I've been trying to find a good, solid powered-USB hub to use with my Macbook Pro. I tried the Belkin 7-port, which had good reviews, but it just stopped working after 2 weeks, and it was never powering self-powered USB hard drives properly (even though it was supposed to).

So I'd like some recommendations for a good USB hub that has sufficient power to use with self-powered USB hard drives and that won't slow down or stop working when i connect too many devices.

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MacBook Pro :: External Not Mount When Hooked Up To USB Hub

Nov 1, 2009

I have a new mbp and a WD 500gb external, the smaller size ones. When I hook it up directly to the usb port on my comp it mounts, but if I try to use the logitech 4 port usb hub the comp doesn't find the external.

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OS X :: MacBook Does Not Recognize USB Headset Mic Unless Plugged Into Hub

Feb 25, 2010

Here's my puzzler of the moment: I have a Creative USB headset (the Fatal1ty gaming headset for Mac, which I bought at an Apple store). It's been working fine via USB (with the notable exception that it stops working easily if even slightly jostled).

In the last few days, however, it stopped working when plugged directly into the Mac. The audio out still works, and it shows up as an audio input device, but when selected it does not detect any incoming audio.

I assumed it was a headset problem until I tested it plugged into a USB hub - plugged into the hub, it works fine.

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Software :: MacPro Kbd Stops Working In One Usb Hub

Apr 24, 2008

I have a lot of usb stuff strung out: 6 kbds, 5 mice (three kinds), 4 audio interfaces, 7 hubs not counting in kbds, etc.; most powered. At the root of the USB tree is a KVM switch feeding a new MacBook (10.5.2) and a G5-Quad (10.4.11) This all pretty much works fine and runs for weeks without hiccup.

But tonight, one MacPro kbd, quit. It's at the end of the chain, but it has been working fine. Plugged into hub one level up it's fine. A new Apple thin-flat kbd plugged in where it was works fine.

When MacPro kbd plugged in, the light on the hub port flashes. Other stuff (Wacom tablet, Insignia speakers) works fine and lights the lights. With other stuff pulled (use less power?) kbd fails the same.

So what's up with this sort of problem, and how does one trace/debug? Usually, when (once in a while) there's a USB problem, just unplug and plug back in and it works again.

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Software :: Can A Bluetooth Phone Be Used For A Backup Device

Feb 1, 2008

I'm going to be getting a new phone very soon. I'm looking at the LG UX380 because it supports a 4GB memory card.

I don't really care about the music because I have many iPods to use.

That got me to thinking though - can I simply drag files to my phone from my iMac?

If that works, then maybe I could use Automator to set up a schedule to backup some of my more important stuff, then I can take it with me.

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OS X :: Bluetooth Unknown Device Listed As Paired?

Jan 18, 2010

Just booted up a new 27" iMac and only have my Magic Mouse and wired keyboard connected. Went to the Bluetooth preferences and it shows "Apple Mouse" as connected. And then it shows another item 90-84-9j- etc. listed as not connected. The info about it reads as follows.

Type - Unknown
Services - None
Paired - Yes
Configured - Yes
Favorite - No
Connected - No

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