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Powered hub and no sling?

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by MadScientist, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. MadScientist

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    I tried an old USB hub I have, the harddrive is working but not the sling in the same hub. This hub is powered also. I just can’t keep buying hubs and hope the sling powers on. I been looking at different hubs and they are for the most part, all the same. So what type hubs are people using? If you can send a web link that would be very help full.
     
  2. P Smith

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    Would you check what max current it could support ?
     
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  4. barryaz1

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    Got my Adapter the other day and tried plugging into the powered hub that I also use for the two cooling fans (and moved the EHD into the same hub).

    722k saw the Slingbox, but red power light did not come on and I couldn't use it.

    Decided to keep it simple...plugged the Slingbox adapter into the front USB, put the EHD in the back one, and kept the USB-powered fans connected to the powered hub as before (but that hub is not connected to the 722).

    So I lose the use of the front USB, so what? If I have photos to view, I'll do it via my Blue-Ray.

    My son in D.C. was watching the Arizona Diamondbacks game on his Android phone with the Sling active. Very cool.
     
  5. MadScientist

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    Hello from hub central, I am thinking of just trying a USB “Y” connection to see if that works. The harddrive as everyone knows needs its own power so that really does not need to be in a powered hub; and I would just plug the sling in the other “Y” connection. Does that sound like it would work?
     
  6. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Did you try 4-port hub or all of your hubs are 7-port ?

    Technically spreaking you mentined 2-port hub, the "Y" designator is describe just a look of it.
     
  7. MadScientist

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    No, I have not, but I will. Yes all where 7-ports. Is there any one type that seems to work with
    722k? I am looking on Amazon.com and monoprice.com for one.
     
  8. wafflejuice

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    Did you see my post earlier in the thread?

    Here's the link for it (didn't have enough posts to link the last time):

    http://www.amazon.com/D-Link-DUB-H4-High-Speed-4-Port/dp/B00006B7DA
     
  9. TulsaOK

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    It would be nice if it had an on/off switch for each port. I have three EHD's and the non-powered hub I use has those switches.
     
  10. P Smith

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    DIRT ppl ( MattG ?) should provide an answer to us - do the ViP DVR's driver support 7-port USB hubs or only 4-port ?
     
  11. MadScientist

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    From my own testing I would say no at this point.
     
  12. MadScientist

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    This is the last and finale update from me on the USB hub issues I was having. I repackaged the unit (Plugable USB) and sent it back to Amazon.com for a full refund for it was not working.

    I then received an email from a person from Plugable asking me what was my problem and why I returned it to Amazon.com. I informed her that the red light on top would just go on and off when it was plugged in, and anything else plugged into it would not work. So she resends me another email asking if I would be interested in a free replacement.

    I said sure why not. I just received a new Plugable 7 port High Speed USB with 3A power adapter and it’s working the way it should have the first time around! I can't say more how taken back I am that Plugable sent me a new unit free of charge for my problems that I had with the first one!
     
  13. TulsaOK

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    So, what active devices are working now?
     
  14. MadScientist

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    Hello the only two things that I have plugged in the hub is the sling and harddrive. The thing is, when I plugged the hub into the back of the 722k and then the sling, the sling turned on before I could power it up. But, since Dish says use a power hub that is what I am doing.
     
  15. TulsaOK

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    Connecting the Sling Adapter and a powered hard drive should not require an external powered USB hub. I may be wrong, but where did you read that it did?
     
  16. MadScientist

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    I received the help from the “VIP 722K – Sling adapter will not work” post. Along with MaryB@DishNetwork Internet Response Team the link is http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=187787&page=9
    You will see many posting from me and her for she was very helpful, I think its the third or fouth post on page nine.
     
  17. TulsaOK

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    Well, my 722k will power an EHD and a wireless LAN adapter in the rear port and my Sling Adapter in the front port. I do not have a powered USB hub.
    So, I question the statement "Yes, the receiver will not power any USB devices, so it should be in a Powered USB hub!".
    That being said, I have not been successful connecting my LAN adapter and my Sling adapter in the same port so it appears that configuration would require a powered hub.
     
  18. MadScientist

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    The only thing that I can take from all this is what most people have said to use a power hub for the sling. The external harddrive has its own power it is just plugged into the hub to have access when needed. I did notice that the hub powered on and the sling’s red light on top did come on before I even powered the hub. So, maybe you’re right that a powered hub is not needed. So it opens another question if not using a powered hub, will that in anyway put a load on the 722k. If it’s not needed I would just rather unplug it and be without.
     
  19. gilunionhall

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    i was trying to hook up both a slingbox and a usb antenna extender to the single usb port on the back of my 722. (dont want cables coming out of the front of the 722 as well as the door being open all the time)

    i think i am having the same types of problems as you are talking about in this thread (although a lot of you are talking about a HD and a slingbox)

    unless i have missed it in the 2 pages of discussion, i can only find one response that lists the specific name and model number of a "hub" that will work - wafflejuice in response #28.

    does anyone else have any specific info on brands/model #'s that do or dont work? - i am trying to have some options.

    tks,

    gil
     
  20. MadScientist

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    The USB hub that is working for me is made by Plugable, its a 7 port High performance hub. I got mine at Amazon.com The first one came and was not working, but Plugable sent me a replacement for free.
     

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