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Posted by Bill D. on 10/07/02 at 3:52 PM|
Subject: Re: USB 1.1, 2.0, etc
In Reply to: USB 1.1, 2.0, etc posted by Tina Vilaca on 10/07/02 at 3:16 PM:|
: 1- how can I get my USB 1.1 to work as a 2.0, and is there a way to transform it into a firewire?
That is silly. You need a hardware upgrade. There are PCMICA (Cardbus) USB 2.0 adapters. There are also Firewire adapters. I don't know of any combination Cardbus adapters.
: 2- how many simultaneuous devices connected to a USB can I have plugged in my laptop and still have them all working properly?
Not too many. Most laptops have one USB port. If you add a card, that would be two more ports. You can use a USB hub of good quality for many devices, but not all. Sam's Club has a lovely two-hub set for about $27 by Stratitec. It's the best hub set I've ever tested.
Frankly, I must say that you're asking for trouble to expect that much from a laptop. The power drain alone is phenominal. You need a desktop, really.