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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by Velo, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. Velo

    Velo Ex-WoW Addict

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    Hey sorry if this is a stupid question but is there a way to get more USB ports on the console? (without any major hassle)

    Cheers
     
  2. GaryT85

    GaryT85 Super Gario

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    as far as i know, there isnt...

    i dont think using any hubs would work..

    BUT

    why do you want more anyway, seeing as there isnt actually much use for them yet?
     
  3. Velo

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    chargers, lan > usb adaptor etc?
     
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    well yeah my logic was that one (if even used would be for the lan adapter) and one for a charge dock (again if used)...

    i guess im looking at it the wrong way, as i dont use both of them at the moment, and i have an xbox 360 and pc right beside everything even if i did

    i think nintendo themselves would have released a hub of some sort if they were bringing out charge docks and external hard drives, so at the moment in nintendo's eyes they dont need one...

    make sense?
     
  5. Velo

    Velo Ex-WoW Addict

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    Yeah makes sense, but even having 2 charge docks and the LAN adapter you'll run out of ports unless you switch em when you want to charge them (I'm lazy).
     
  6. Jamie @ jaygames.co.nr

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    USB hubs should work. Well try and use a dc powered usb hub, it worked for my wii!
     
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    pizzaluvr world crown chimpokomastr

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    usb hub... needs to be powered though
     
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    I don't see why hubs wouldn't work, since all the firmware that's needed is integrated in hub itself, in other words, it should work
     
  9. Velo

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    Thanks for the replies guys, I appreciate it.

    Also, does it matter if I get a USB or USB 2.0 hub? I'll probably just buy one off eBay for cheap if anyone has some suggestions.
     
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    tell us if you get it and somehow it doesn't work....
     
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    wezeles Guru of everything Ninty

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    my laptop hub worked fine extra 4 usb dc powered... 12 bucks at wallmart.. dont really see the need for that much yet though
     
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    guess i didnt consider it working if dc powered :mad2:

    i dont know what standard wii uses for its USB ports, but USB 2.0 is backward compatable with 1.0/1.1, so 2.0 would be your best bet anyway :p
     
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    Buy a USB hub, It wont matter if its usb 1.0 or 2.0
     
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    So what is the real diffeerence between USB 1.0 and 2.0 , speed?
     
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    Yep its just the speed and the version of the usb ports and firmware
     
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    the new standard is 2.0 (480 Mb/s)
    the old standard was 1.1 ( 12 Mb/s)
     
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    usb


    usb hub are usb powered
     
  19. GaryT85

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    he means externally powered (ie NOT bus powered...)
     
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    You know what I want to know, WTF are the current USB ports usefull for??? :wtf:
     

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