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How many USB ports do you use?

Q: How many USB ports do you use?

Was just thinking, how many USB ports do you guys use? I would imagine more than the average user as I suspect that members of a technology forum wouldn't use the same as the average user. If possible I would like to know what you use the ports for in the comments, personally I use 6, one for my mouse, one for my webcam, one for my speakers, one for keyboard's USB hub (which I never use), one for my wireless xbox controller receiver for PC and one for my iPod cable. My keyboard is PS/2 for the actual keyboard part, if you were wondering. Thanks!

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A: How many USB ports do you use?

Mouse, keyboard, webcam, XBox 360 controller, Logitech G27, WooAudio WA7, sometimes I swap out portable hard drives and thumb drives and occasionally plug in a custom joystick for playing SSF4AE... and that's just for my gaming rig.
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A:Ports closed; router forwarded ports, firewalls disabled?

Temporarily add your PC IP into the DMZ and try again , see if the internal/external tests then notice the ports open , this will test if it's a router or PC issue....

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A:Opening ports, i have the firewall disabled but ports are still blocked

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Maybe a hardware problem,check it from u'r computer manufacturer !
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More info needed. Operating System? Motherboard make/model?

Have you loaded all the motherboard drivers?
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A:dvi ports?

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How do the USB devices appear in Device Manager?
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Hi there,

Your porting can be done in several ways but depends on what all you are using for: Software and Hardware firewalls and/or Routers and Modem.

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A:Ports Com and LPT

Originally Posted by pdmddavis

I have a communications driver that is used to open a communication with my embroidery machine and my computer. It usually runs on com port 3. I upgraded to Vista Ultimate recently and cannot find any ports in my device manager. I cannot get the communications driver to work. I have been told that I need to turn on the com port 3 but have no clue how since I can't find the ports in the device manager. Any help would be appreciated as this program is useless without being able to turn it on.


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A:Usb ports??

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A:USB Ports

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A:com ports

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A:usb ports

[email protected] If I reinstall the drivers and are still having problems and even more updated bios, it is possible that an overload of feeding drivers of USB ports have stopped working, try using the recovery and leave the factory team go bad you'll have to bring your computer to a technician. Technical service: Regards.

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A:USB ports not 2.0

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as always,
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A:USB ports not all the same?

Originally Posted by pacinitaly

My question is:
Is there an issue with the hardware itself or is there a parameter I'm missing to control all the usb's equally?

as always,
thank you


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A:USB Ports

Here's a start:
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A:COM ports in use

When you add some serial port devices and then remove them, Windows reserves the COM port number. The next time you add a device, the COM port number is incremented. However, this doesn't happen with all devices.

The procedure in this link will free the used COM3 thru COM11 port numbers: (it is written for Windows 2000, but works for XP).

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Is the flash drive itself 1.1? This could be the reason.
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A:usb ports

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A:Help With Ports in Win 7

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A:I need more USB ports...

Google[ usbhubs]
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What additional system resource is used by an extended capabilities port that is not used by either a standard or enhanced parallel Port?


I believe that would be a DMA channel.
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I wants to have information about number of Ports avalible in m/c . I want to know what is the use of each port and how can i close that port using ant tool firewall .

Or Atleast i will be happy if i get all the port numbers and there use.

If you have this infrmation with then please make it fast ...

i need it very urgently


Try and look first on the internet (google) with searches like "port numbers" if you are really that desperate, it is all there....

Here they are:
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A:usb ports

Welcome to TechSpot

By the way, profiles are there to be filled out, not ignored!

What OS?
Did you install any USB-drivers?
What does Device Manager say about your USB?
A bit more info would be helpful.

Download USBSource trial-version from:
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A:usb ports ?


I am not sure, but I think that that is not quite possible. As I understand it, USB ports allow you to connect devices to it, and the device has the necessary bits and pieces inside it to talk to the operating system and set itself up. Since you want to just add a cable, there is no "device".

However, I may be wrong.


Reuel Miller
Windows NT Moderator (yes, that does make me biased )

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A:USB Ports

it needs to scan.

What is "it". "It" wanting to "scan" sounds like your security software wants to scan the devices - and I see that as a good thing.

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A:AOL Ports

Are you talking about AIM or AOL? I hate that AOL users can't accept file transfers period. I had to donwload aim to do it, kind of gay if you ask me.

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A:USB ports

OK, your post is a little hard to understand.
You installed a new motherboard and now the system will not POST. Is that correct?

Next, there are a LOT of asus boards; post the exact model of asus board along with the exact cpu, exact ram, exact pw supply, etc, etc.

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A:usb ports

What happens when you connect devices to the USB ports? Do you hear any connection type sounds? Does anything appear on the screen?

Does the same problem occur with all types of USB devices?
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A:USB ports

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If you have an internal modem with it's own built in serial port you may have a conflict if you try to hook up the 2nd port.
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On occasion I lost my mouse indicator but it came back.
This also happened to my keyboard, when it did I had no light on my keyboard.
I'm now using a hub for them.
Can you give my any insight as to what I am going to find when I get into it ?

Fortunately I ordered a USB hub before this all happened, It's working fine, however I'd like to have the computer in shape.

A:2 USB ports maybe bad

You could use any of the 4 ports on the bottom. You typically get best results if the mouse and keyboard are directly connected to the motherboard, as opposed to a hub.

The two ports in question are likely faulty.
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A:USB 3.0 Ports Bad?

You know you just my have bad USB 3.0 ports. I haven't had a lot of experience with them but it sounds like that just might be the problem. But, are the hard drive USB 3.0 certified? If they are not then they may not be able to handle the writing speeds of 3.0. That is just a guess though.
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A:PS/2 ports

If the port is physically damaged it can be replaced. Not the easiest job to unsolder one of those though. And would void any warranty if not performed by an authorized Service facility.

More often the controller is dead, so changing the port won't help.

On a new system I'd be looking into a warranty replacement for the Motherboard though.

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A:Need more usb ports


You'll need a USB hub.
It will take up one of your existing ports, but it will extend to another 3 (if you bought a 4 port usb hub)

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A:Need more USB ports


if you have an empty pci slot

you can buy a 2 or even a 5 port pci to usb card..their not too expensive at all

or you can get a usb hub to split off your existing ports

i am partial to the pci to usb card..check out new or tiger direct

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A:USB ports

in the device manager click on view at the top and in the dropdown
show hidden devices
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unplu usb plugs
reboot twice
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