Finally able to print through CUPS using a USB 2.0 hub!
- After browsing the net for experiences from people using usb hubs
with their NSLU I almost thought it would be impossible. A lot of
people were claiming only USB1.1 hubs would work together with the
NSLU. I wanted to proof them wrong and bought a Linksys USB2.0 hub,
because if it could work, it should work with a Linksys :-). And
today I finally made it work.
- NSLU, Unslung 5.5 / V2.3R29
- Corsair FlashVoyager 512MB (NSLU USB port 1)
- Linksys USB2HUB4-EU (NSLU USB port 2)
- HP Deskjet 940C (HUB USB port 1)
- Maxtor OneTouch 200GB (HUB USB port 2)
The trick to make it work for me was to hook up the printer on the
USB hub before the external harddisk. My first attempt failed when
the Maxtor was on port 1 of the hub and the HP was on port 2. The led
of port 2 never blinked. After switching the harddisk and printer
both leds blinked after the NSLU was fired up again.
I can print comfortably from Windows XP with the use of CUPS. There's
only one little 'issue'. If you switch your printer off and on again,
it won't be 'recognized' again (no plug&play). One has to restart the
NSLU to be able to print again.
Hope this info will enable more people to use USB2.0 hubs together
with their slugs. I'll start hooking up one or two webcams to the hub
as well... probably the harddisk has to be moved to port 4 of the hub
to let the NSLU recognize the webcams :-)