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Pi Zero USB hub

Thu Mar 24, 2016 2:08 pm

I've bought a pi zero and got it working, the only problem is I can't seem to find a usb hub that would work with it. Obviously I need at least 3 ports (mouse, keyboard and wifi).
I've tried a powered one that has a micro usb connection (for tablets and smartphones) and can be powered externally. I can power the pi through it and a mouse lights up if plugged into the hub. However, the mouse doesn't respond. The hub works on my tablet and smartphone.

I've also tried a cheap regular non-powered hub that worked with my pc, but did not work with the pi. I even tried adding extarnal power to it (online tutorial)...however I would not be writing this if it worked.

I have no idea what the problem is. Maybe it's a missing driver? Maybe my the hubs just aren't compatible. If anyone knows what to do PLEASE help me, I'm at the verge of crying.

P.S. Obviously I don't want to spend more money on the hub than the actual pi, so if anyone knows of a cheap hub that works, that would be amazing.

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Re: Pi Zero USB hub

Thu Mar 24, 2016 2:25 pm

You already posted this question.


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Re: Pi Zero USB hub

Thu Mar 24, 2016 2:27 pm

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