Manufacturer: BUSlink Corporation
Caution Level: Safe
Download File Size: 470.5 KB
Operating System: Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 188.8.131.52 / 06/14/2004
Essentially the BUSlink USB 2.0 Hub is a type of expansion hardware which allows the host computer system to provide access to more Universal Serial Bus based components. Normally a computer system would have about four Universal Serial Bus ports at the back of the tower and two more ports in front. All of these Universal Serial Bus ports are connected directly to the computer motherboard. A Universal Serial Bus Hub on the other hand is a type of hardware components which plugs into the existing Universal Serial Bus port of the host computer system to provide additional interface ports. It is designed similar to an electric extension cord that will allow more appliances access to the electrical source. One of the roles of the device driver is to make sure that all the expansion Universal Serial Bus interface ports are functional. This means that plugging a device on any of these expansion ports should be treated similarly by the operating system platform as if it were plugged into the ports connected directly to the motherboard.
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
Since the hub connects directly to the Universal Serial Bus hardware of the host computer system, the device driver should be able to maintain constant communication with the host interface port. This will ensure that the transferred data will maintain its integrity and be able to successfully complete the transfer. Another role of the device driver is to make sure that the optimum transfer speed of the interface port is maintained. For devices which are designed for the older Universal Serial Bus interface version, the device driver provides the necessary backward compatibility that will allows the older hardware components to successfully connect. The use of Universal Serial Bus hubs has gained popularity primarily because of the increase in the manufacture of components which are based on the Universal Serial Bus supported technology. These devices include keyboards, mouse pointing devices, and monitors among others. The preference for the use of the Universal Serial Bus port is based mainly on its ability to attain faster transfer speeds compared to other communication ports. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and BUSlink USB 2.0 Hub errors before installing any driver updates.