Manufacturer: Belkin International, Inc.
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 59 KB
Operating System: Windows 2000, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 220.127.116.11 / 12 May 2002
The Belkin F5U224 High Speed USB 2.0 Hub is designed by its manufacturers to maintain compliance with the Universal Serial Bus version 2.0 specifications. This means that this particular hardware component is capable of delivering data transmission speeds of 1.5, 12, and 480 megabits per second. The installation of the corresponding device driver allows this hardware component to maintain backward compatibility with the version 1.1 of the Universal Serial Bus interface standards. In this context the Belkin F5U224 High Speed USB 2.0 Hub can maintain an effective data transfer speed of 1.5 or 12 megabits per second. The actual data transfer rates depend on the current system load and configuration as well as the type of data that is being transmitted by the device. For newer operating system platforms this hardware component may be covered by the Plug and Play functionality allowing for the automatic installation of a generic device driver.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
The installation of this hardware component together with its corresponding device driver allows for the activation of the hot swapping technology. Essentially when hot swapping is invoked a computer user will be able to replace attached devices without creating significant disruption in the host computer system's operation. The Belkin F5U224 High Speed USB 2.0 Hub allows a computer user to remove an attached Universal Serial Bus interface based without having to reboot the host machine. This functionality delivers a number of benefits for the host computer system the most obvious of which is the convenience of having to change system configuration without restarting or rebooting. By supporting this technology the device driver supports the modification of the host computer system's configuration either by automatically detecting the change or requiring user intervention to confirm and affect it. This feature can also be associated with some security implementations of the host computer system. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Belkin F5U224 High Speed USB 2.0 Hub errors before installing any driver updates.