Hardware Anyone using a USB hub ?

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Hi all,

As above really.

I will shortly find myself in the position of having 3 USB devices (2 x mic and 1 x USB LAN adaptor) but only 2 slots on the Wii.

I suppose I could take out the LAN adaptor when we were using both mics but is anyone currently using a usb hub successfully with their Wii which they could recommend ?

Also, speaking of the mics, I got them off eBay before christmas and despite claiming it allows 2 people to sing at the same time the Wii only recognises both of them as 1 mic
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So I now have to either get another mic or a "mic -> usb adaptor".

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Any USB hub should work fine. Mine works, I have a keyboard and mouse connected.

Just note that according to the Nintendo, LAN adapters must be directly connected to work, not through a USB hub.

So you should leave your LAN adapter on one of the ports, and chuck in a USB hub for the other port
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Also you wouldn't want to get anything less than 4 ports really, who knows how many USB devices you'll want in the future
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But also note that according to Nintendo, bus powered USB hubs may have issues with too many devices connected (I don't know how many, but i guess it depends on how much power is being drawn from the wii). I would guess you're pretty safe with 4 ports though.
 

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Well as a test (and cos it was cheap) I have tried the official Singstar 'dongle' (which apparently included a USB hub) but the wii didn't seems to recognise it at all.

I have a mini 2-port bus powered hub on the way from eBay which will hopefully work. But agree it might be worth getting a 4--port one instead (and this should probably be a mains powered one to be safe]. I did see the note on Nintendo's site about potential issues with bus-powered hubs (and how the LAN adaptor must not go through a hub).

I am also wondering if the RB and RB2 hubs are RB specific or just general usb hubs ?
 

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Cool. Looks like the RB1/2 hubs are just generic hubs then - good to know.

The 2 port usb hub (off ebay) has, apparently, arrived at home so I will test that tonight.

UPDATE: That seems to work fine
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And moving the mic between different USB slots is picked up straight away as different players
 

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