Networking

Cracking Open the Ultra 7-Port Buddy Hub

Ultra 7-Port Buddy Hub - The Blister Pack

by Erik Eckel

The Ultra 7-Port Buddy Hub makes quick work of adding additional USB port capacity and also enables the sharing of USB-connected peripherals between two PCs. Take a peek inside the device.

Editor's Note: Several weeks after this gallery published, the manufacturer forwarded a newer Buddy Hub model that features USB 2.0 support. Subsequently, we've added several slides to the end of this gallery.

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Erik Eckel owns and operates two technology companies. As a managing partner with Louisville Geek, he works daily as an IT consultant to assist small businesses in overcoming technology challenges and maximizing IT investments. He is also president o...

3 comments
1petero
1petero

I have a Motorolla DCT6208/1000 with a SMART CARD slot on the front right of the unit. My local Comcast tells me that it won't work on their system unless the card slot says CABLE CARD under it and they will just give me a card. Is there any way this box can work with Comcast - are they giving me a line of S**T?? Any advice you may offer is greatly appreciated. Kindly reply to 1petero@bellsouth.net Thanks for any help you may offer. Peter

treibs
treibs

Two of the photos result in a "404 error" when I try to view them. It needs to be fixed.

TBare
TBare

i only got 1 404... on image 8....