Belkin USB 2.0 / FireWire Card
Posted on 2005-03-25
I fitted a Belkin F5U508EA Hi-Speed USB 2.0 / FireWire PCI Card, it has 3 USB 2.0 ports (1 Internal) and 2 FireWire ports (1 Internal).
I connected my Viking 6 in 1 Card Reader to the USB 2.0 port on the card and my Broadband Modem and Scanner to the two original USB 1.0 ports on the computer.
The computer would not shut down, it would go through the shut down procedure but when it should of switched off it rebooted again. I changed the Scanner and the Card Reader USB connections around and the computer switched off ok.
I have two questions that I hope you can help me with. The Broadband Modem sometimes will not light up (both lights out) when I boot the computer up, and sometimes both the lights go when using it, to cure this I remove the USB plug from the modem and then refit it, then it works ok (Broadband provider Tiscali; Modem type Sagem). Do you think this is something to do with the Card Reader being connected to one of the two original USB ports with the Modem in the other? Because it gave trouble when it was connected to the Belkin card.
The second question is about the Belkin USB/FireWire card, on the card itself there are 2 internal ports USB and FireWire between these ports there is a third socket which looks like a power supply connection, there is nothing in the instructions to say what to do with this socket, does anybody know? I have not connected anything to it. Operating system XP Pro, computer 3 years old. Thanks for any help.