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usb 1.1 to usb 2.0-can i use same ports

By twuf ·
I have PentiumIII mobo with 2 usb 1.1 ports in back and I added usb adapter panel that i put in one of the 5" bays that brought 4 ports to the front of the computer. Works great. Question is: this person wants USB 2.0. I will add a 2.0 adapter in PCI slot which will put 2 ports in back. Can i still use the front panel and attach it to internal port connection on the 2.0 board? Or will the connection be slowed down for some reason? Do i have to have a front panel specifically made for usb 2.0?

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by TheChas In reply to usb 1.1 to usb 2.0-can i ...

Most port plugs are forwards compatible.

This assumes that the manufacture did not cut too many corners in producing the bord.

My biggest concern would be the cables and cable routing through the chassis.

If the cable is a cheap cable with a bundle of loose wires, it may not be capable of USB 2.0 speeds.
If at least the data wires are a twisted pair, you should be okay.

Chas

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by csmith In reply to usb 1.1 to usb 2.0-can i ...

About 90% of the time plugging into the USB 2.0 will work.
Most of the old 5? bay adapters made, are good enough to run the higher speed of 2.0
Regards, Chris

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