1 Reply Latest reply: Feb 25, 2013 7:04 AM by Eustace Mendis
dianeshipman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

My MB Pro only has two USB ports and two of my peripherals MUST be plugged directly into those to operate.    How do I create two more USB ports for two more peripherals?  On my PC, I had a card slot that accommodated a 4-port hub. I can't for the life of me understand why an Apple product would be lacking 4 USB ports.  My old Dell had 4, and that was back in the day!  Yikes!!!!!


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5), With Boot Camp
  • Eustace Mendis Level 7 Level 7 (25,320 points)

    • My MB Pro only has two USB ports and two of my peripherals MUST be plugged directly into those to operate. 

     

    Sorry, I have never heard of this. Could you please elaborate?

     

    The best (only?) solution to your problem - needing more USB ports - is to install a powered USB hub. The hub must be self powered, i.e. plugs into the wall. It is an external device, not an add-on card. However the hub itself has to be connected to your MBP, so there goes one of those ports for that purpose.

     

    Hubs come with a varying number of ports, 4, 6, 8, etc. and cost about $20.00.