|Specially designed for PCs equipped with a USB port, the Compact USB 4-Port Hub from Linksys offers instant connectivity for up to four USB devices. Plug in peripherals like digital cameras, Ethernet adapters, modems, printers, mice, keyboards, scanners, and portable data storage devices in seconds.
Ready to run right out of the box, the Compact USB 4-Port Hub makes high-speed, low-cost expansion a snap. The Compact USB 4-Port Hub allows four USB devices to be configured and ready for use as soon as you plug them in. Equipped with advanced hot swap technology, the hub even lets you attach or detach USB devices while your computer is on, making it possible to switch devices on the fly!
The Compact USB 4-Port Hub offers data transfer rates of up to 12 million bits per second, which makes it perfect for speed-hungry multimedia, gaming, and Ethernet networking applications. For added expandability, you can daisy-chain the 4-Port Hub to additional USB hubs -- you can use up to 127 USB devices at the same time! Expand the capabilities of your PC with one easy step. it’s never been easier!
Customer Reviews of Linksys Compact USB 4-Port Hub
Sometimes a low tech solution is the best. Like a rear view mirror, this item fits that category to a tee. Perfect for either a desktop computer or to put in your laptop bag.
good- non-powered hub2/26/2007
If you need a powered hub, and most periferals do require the addition 5 volts, you will need to purchase a separate 5 volt power supply. Be sure to check the polarity,but most any 5v adapter , like the one you have for any of your mp3 players or such, will work.(just find one that fits) Other than that, this is a good quality hub which for most laptop users. It will give you an additional 3 ports. If your laptop has two ports now, you will have to give up one of these to add the four, so your net gain is only 3. Hope this helps a little.
A necessity fulfilled10/30/2006
This 4 port hub is exactlly what I was looking for. The product itself appears to be well made, and does the job it was built for. The price was right and the shipping super fast. Another feather in the cap of BUY.COM
Great value for low price3/7/2006
I liked the price but when I got it and plugged it to my laptop I liked it even more. It's nice and compact. I like the option that you can connect adapter so it doesn't drain your computer's power. However, this is not very useful for a laptop, where you want to have portability. I tried filling up all the ports and everything works fine.
I bought this hub last year for use w/ my laptop. Performs as advertised, with no external AC. There is a port for external AC, but I haven't found that adapter. I use two jumpdrives and an optical mouse with this device. This hub it is worth it, as long as you only need USB 1.1. Recommended.
I purchased two of these compact hubs. One has worked well for me, however, the other is unusable because it does not maintain a connection to my computer. The short length of cable between the plug and the hub might be part of the cause of this problem, while it makes the item more compact, it is stressed more often when in use.
Needs a power adaptor6/12/2004
Unit works as advertised but like other comments I read, it does need a power unit. It really should have come with one. Now I have to hunt around for it.
Others are better12/2/2003
Beware it does not work with everything, but the price is right. I have a similar device (Purchased in Japan 3 years ago) by Arvel model H46US-GR (smaller with a little longer cord) and it works fine with all my devices and without a power adpter. So I purchased the Linksys (model USBHUB4C so as to not have to carry the Arvel back and forth to work) The Linksys works find with some devices (128 MB Jumpdrive, USB printer) but will not work with my external USB laptop hard disk drive. I do not know if it is a USB 1.1 to 2.0 problem or if it needs the external power supply - which does not seem to be available and is undefined as to voltage requirements. I cannot even find it on the Linksys site. At $13 it is not worth the trouble to return.
Easy to use...11/6/2003
there is one draw back to this hub especially if you want to use it with a desktop solution rather than a notebook... the cord that connects to the usb port on the computer is only about 6 inches long... it needs to be a bit longer if you use it with a desktop... but you can buy the extension cables for about $8-12 :)
Great item, great price.3/13/2003
This is an excellent product with an excellent price. The least expensive 4-port hub I could find at a brick and mortar store was 15.99 No software to load, just plug and play.
Little do you know it requires power...3/13/2003
Either Linksys leaves it out, or I completely missed it, but I was not aware that this hub comes without a DC power adapter required if any of your USB devices require power. ALL of my USB devices require power, so this hub is USELESS since it is IMPOSSIBLE to find this power adapter for sale anywhere.
Compact in size and has no flaws. So far I have plugged four devices and all operate seamlessly. Flexible cable connects to any laptop and can be tucked behind to hide cables. Just get it...
Very good hub9/28/2002
This thing was easy to setup - just plug it in and it works. I am also using it connect to another hub which has more devices on it and it works. No problems whatsoever.
Use up to 4 USB 1.1 Devices8/31/2002
Be warned that it is only advertised as being able to work with 1.1 devices. I didn't see that and expected it to be 2.0 compliant. On the plus side, however, it works. It's compact. If you need a power supply, it dosn't have one. That's extra. The pigtail to connect to your computer's USB is too short for when you have to connect to the back panel. It would probably be sufficient if there's a USB port on the front of the computer.