Manufacturer: Microsoft Corp
Caution Level: Intermediate
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Operating System: Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP
Latest Version / Release Date: 5.1.2600.0 / 01 Jan 2001
Generic USB Hub is an operating system installed driver that has been designed to assist the operation of universal serial Bus hub devices. It offers the connection between one USB port on the host computer and a different hub. The device is built in the computer and saves users the need of having separate USB hardware for computers that have been fitted with a number of USB ports. The device allows the creation of a USB network that comes up from the connection between the USB hubs and USB ports. Generic USB Hub is designed with one upstream port while the downstream ports are quite a number. The connection between the hub and the host computer is enabled by the upstream port whereas the downstream ports allow connection with other USB devices and hubs thereby creating reliability and convenience in its performance.
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
Generic USB Hub enables convenient access to the several USB ports that are in – built in several computers. This plug and play device is especially convenient for laptop users since most laptops are normally designed with a small number of native USB ports. Apart from that, the device transfers data at a fast rate thereby allowing making it a multi functional device. What is more, the device also enables users to access USB peripheral devices simultaneous thus enhancing convenience and reliability. Generic USB Hub functions at a lower speed when connected to a non – HI – SPEED port since it functions as a HI – SPEED USB device. It is therefore advisable that users plug this device into a HI – SPEED USB port for high speed performance. The device operates with operating system including Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000 as well as XP. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and Generic USB Hub errors before installing any driver updates.