Networking

Cracking Open the Ultra 7-Port Buddy Hub

The Circuit Board

Visible at the top of the circuit board are the hub's seven (silver) USB ports. Beneath each USB port is its corresponding A/B switch (and LED indicators). At the bottom are the two (silver) USB ports for connecting two PCs (and which enable sharing the USB-connected devices between two PCs).

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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...

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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....