Are my USB ports overloaded?
Posted on 2003-03-10
I recently installed an Officejet V40 (with USB) to a late-model Compaq Presario laptop. It worked fine.
Still more recently, I connected a ADSL modem (model ALE130) to another USB port. Since then the printer has been misbehaving - it only prints half a document before stopping with "printer error".
The ASDL service is at 1.5M/96k.
I obviously need to play around with this a little, but my question is: in principle could I be overloading the USB ports? If so, what are the options? I have an Ethernet adaptor on the laptop, and could exchange the USB modem for a "LAN" version, but they cost almost double in this market, so would prefer not to change. Would adding a USB hub help?