July 11th, 2006, 08:20 PM
I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack. Printer doesn't like usb
Been a while, but the site of the generals is always helpful. Migrating from a 98 system to a new, XP Pro system. Gradually moving things over and testing and checking. Final move is to get the Epson Pro 1650 scanner up and running. Did the download and online purchase bit for Smart Panel feature, etc. Problem seems to be with the HP USB equipped printer. in the old machine everything worked fine with a USB 6 port hub. However, when connecting the USB printer to the new system via the same usb hub, nothing works. If I plug the printer directly into one of the systems onboard usb ports, all works fine. I have an Iomga 100 mb usb drive, plugged into the hub and that seems to work fine. At least the system is seeing it and opening a directory. Even tried a different hub and still the printer does not like the hub route to the computer, only the direct connect to an oboard usb port. Suggestions, directions appreciated as always. Regards, Jim S.
July 12th, 2006, 06:30 AM
Suggestion: Don't use a hub for the printer(?)
Originally Posted by Jim1
July 12th, 2006, 09:46 AM
unplug all the other devices from the hub and try just the printer on the hub. Too many devices may overwork the hub and cause the printer not to work.
July 12th, 2006, 05:36 PM
If push comes to shove, install a PCI USB 2.0 card. That should cure the problem.
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July 12th, 2006, 09:04 PM
Hi to all. Figured on just going direct with the printer cable to one of the onboard usb ports since that works. BUT, had to hear it here. I recall, a long time ago, reading something, maybe in the files here, that some printer (and HP 5p, laser) don't like certain usb hub connections. Still, the darn thing worked in the older machine. I did install Symantec's Ghost 2003, and recall seeing something in the setup having to do with selecting usb 1.1 or some other usb connection. I might just pull the Ghost, and see what happens from there. The USB hub (hubs) are powered from the ac line, so don't depend on usb power from the system. Again, appreciate the help. Regards to all, j
July 12th, 2006, 09:09 PM
I have a two port usb 2 card installed, and when connecting to that card, and//or other onboard usb connectors (there are two others), everything works as it should. It's just, well, you know, one likes to tinker and find answers , when the printer is attached to the external hub (s) for tirals, the pirnter gets balky.. Odd though the zip drive and the digital speakers (the Microsoft king that sold for $220 plus a few years back), seem to be okay. j
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