Re: usb 4-port hub support?

From: Steve Kargl <sgk_at_troutmask.apl.washington.edu>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2021 17:12:43 -0700
On Tue, Jun 15, 2021 at 09:16:05AM +0100, Graham Perrin wrote:
> On 11/06/2021 21:31, Steve Kargl wrote:
> > Tried sending this to freebsd-usb, but it was denied
> > as I'm not subscribed to that list.  Other lists hold
> > non-subscriber messages for moderation.
> > 
> > I have a Dell XPS 13 laptop with a USB 3 type-c connector on the
> > right and a thunderbolt 3 type-c connector on the left.  The wireless
> > chip in the laptop is currently not supported (Qualcomm Atheros 6174).
> > There is an out-of-tree ath10k device for this chip, but I've never
> > been able to get it work.  So, I have a tp-link archer t2u nano usb
> > dongle that I plug into the port, which of course uses up my available
> > usb ports.
> > 

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> > 
> > Now, for the issue, if I insert the tp-link dongle into the hub
> > it is not detected.  usbconfig shows no information of any kind.
> > I've read the if_rtwn_usb(4) and usb(4) manuals, but have no clue
> > where to start to get the tp-link dongle recognized.  Any suggestions?
> > 
> > PS: inserting a logitech usb mouse receiver is also undetected.
> > 
> Try this, be prepared for problems with storage devices:
> 
> 1. detach everything from the hub
> 
> 2. attach the Archer T2U Nano (AC600 USB Wi-Fi adapter) to a side port of
> the hub
> 
> 3. restart the computer

Thanks for the suggestions.  I tried plugging the Archer T2U nano
in each of the 4 ports.  It is only detected on one, and USB issues
device error.  Unfortunately, I'm on travel for work and can not
easily test/report what happens until next Wednesday.

-- 
Steve
Received on Fri Jun 18 2021 - 00:12:43 UTC

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