Install a USB5 Port Hub

A USB hub is like more card slots in your wallet. For people who have notebooks with less number of USB ports, a USB hub can provide you with additional ports you need if you have more devices to attach simultaneously.


A USB hub increases the number of USB ports a computer has available. A five port USB hub plugs into a USB slot on the computer, adding five additional slots that USB devices can connect to. Not all devices will work with USB hub — some high-performance USB hardware, like external hard drives, must connect to the PC directly — but most plug-and-play devices, like keyboards or mice, work just as well connected to a hub as they do connected to the computer.


  1. Log in to Windows as an administrator. Click “Start” then “Control Panel.” Click “System and Security” then click “Device Manager.”
  2. Expand “USB Controllers” and confirm that the term “USB2” appears in the list of device drivers.
  3. Find the USB slots, usually located on the back or front of desktop computers, and on the left or right side of notebook and sub-notebook computers.
  4. Plug the five port USB hub into one of the available slots. If all of the slots are occupied unplug one of the devices from a slot, plug the USB hub into the available slot, and then plug the device into a port on the USB hub.
  5. Plug the five port USB hub into an outlet to provide power to the hub and its devices.


Note: This tip is for Windows OS only. Mac users can request this information through comments.