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Adding extra USB ports to a PC

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I'm sure that there is a very simple answer to this, but please can somebody tell me if it's possible to add extra USB ports to a PC.

My PC (running W98) has two USB ports at the back.  Both of these are now in use, and I need to add a third USB device.  Is there a device I can buy, which can sit on my desk, and plug into one of the existing USB ports.  I could then plug extra devices into this.

I don't really want to add a new card into the PC as most of the slots are occupied.

Neither of the two devices I currently use have thru-ports.

Thanks

Iain.
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Yes you can buy a USB Port Hub from any computer store - BELKIN make one.
It plugs into one of your USB ports and provides extra ports - 4-5 is typical.
Make sure that you buy one that is self powered - that is it has its own power supply.  With several peripherals connected there may not be enough power from your computers on board ports for all your peripherals.
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I thought there might be an easy answer.

Thanks for your help.
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