What USB port I should use?

I’ve bought a web cam , it works as soon as I plug it in but the picture is not that sharp. There is a message saying that this USB device can perform faster if you connect it to a HI – SPEED USB 2.0 port.Then it gives a list of ports as follows: The USB composite Device is a HI_SPEED USB device and will function at reduced speed when plugged into a non-HI-SPEED port. Then it tells you that the hubs shown in bold type have free ports that can support the HI_SPEED USB device – Intel (R) 82801G (CH7 family) USB 2 Enhanced Host controller -27CC – USB Root Hub (8 ports) . I’ve tried all ports but the result is the same, What should I do?

Chosen Answer:

i can tell that your webcam can connect to a usb 2.0 highspeed port but your pc only has a non-highspeed usb 2.0. even if you plug it into a highspeed port, the image quality will not be increased.
by: buGGedDown
on: 24th March 09

You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

2 Responses to “What USB port I should use?”

  1. thunder2sys says:

    The problem is the hub might have USB 2 ports, but its plugged into your PC into a USB 1.1 port, so its going to run at the slower speed.

    You have to add USB ports to the inside of your PC with an expansion card.

  2. carlo says:

    i can tell that your webcam can connect to a usb 2.0 highspeed port but your pc only has a non-highspeed usb 2.0. even if you plug it into a highspeed port, the image quality will not be increased.

Leave a Reply