Usb 2.0

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Code_Cutter, Oct 15, 2002.

  1. Code_Cutter

    Code_Cutter Guest

    I have recently bought a scanner which is USB 2.0 but my pc USB port is only 1.0, and I am receiving an error unable to communicate with hardware.
    Is it possible to upgrade USB 1.0 on the pc or does it require a new USB card compatible with USB 2.0?

    Thanks in advance..
     
  2. djwhite

    djwhite OSNN Senior Addict

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    The scanner should still work with USB1, just alot slower.
    But I'd buy a USB 2 PCI card.
     
  3. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

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    I use an external USB2 hard drive and i had to buy a 2.0 to ge the speed up.
     
  4. xcalibur

    xcalibur Guest

    USB 2.0 is designed to have backward compatability with USB 1.1, meaning your USB 2.0 scanner should work through your USB 1.1 port, just, as mentioned above, much slower. I will also have to agree that if you keep getting the error to get yourself a PCI USB 2.0 card.
     
  5. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Code_Cutter,
    What is telling you "unable to communicate with hardware"? The OS or a program?
     
  6. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    Make sure drivers are installed properly (scanner and USB card).