Summary: I ordered these items and next I heard was a refund, saying they were undeliverable, but still charging the shipping charges. I wrote asking Why, as the delivery address was correct and I have had many things shipped there. Then another refund for the shipping charges, no explanation??? Now, I don't know whether to order anything again, given the shipping problems.
Summary: Please take my advice and avoid this hunk of plastic garbage. Had constant iPod connectivity problems, I even did an unnecessary restore on the iPod since I thought it was causing the sync problems; no, it was the D-Link hub. Data transfers painfully slow, lucky to get 2.0 mbps (yes, that's 2mb, not 200mb)would lose external drive connection during data transfers, horrible.
Summary: I have owned this hub for about a year now. I hate it so much that I came on here to let everyone know that they should avoid it. The hub is underpowered just like all the 1 star reviews here say. Basically dlink is deceptive. This device doesn't actually do what it's supposed to. It can only handle 4 devices regardless of its 7 ports. If you plug a 1.1 device into it, all others slow down. I feel like I got ripped off but it is too late for me to do anything about it.
Summary: I am a fan of D-Link network hardware for the home, but I just got rid of this hub after many years of tedious ownership. I also don't normally rate devices with 1 star just because I don't like them. I just don't see how this device could do what it claims to do. The hub was a frequent pain, especially when trying to run some devices concurrently with high-power devices like encrypted USB keys. I would have to unplug one device to use another.
D-Link uses planned obsolescence by not providing drivers for new operating systems
22 August 2011
Summary: D-Link is not providing a driver for Windows 7 64 bit operating system. I will not buy another product from D-Link or any other company (if I can help it), that doesn't provide drivers for a new mainstream operating system for relatively recent hardware releases. For the lack of some simple driver software, this hardware is completely useless with Windows 7. There should be a law!
The external power seems to light the (useless) lights only and not power the extra ports
Mr. Gadget, Amazon
28 May 2011
Summary: I've used this for over a year and never suspected until reading here that all my troubles seem to be because the external power hook-up is to power the always on useless green lights, and not to supply extra power to the ports. If this is true, then no wonder my external drives would sometimes disconnect at random, or my iPad would not charge reliably. Ugh, if only I'd known earlier.
Summary: Nothing I've plug into this hub has worked. I intended to use this hub to simplify the wiring to a variety of peripherals (both low and high current) to my laptop. Most devices (such as thumb drives) I plug into the hub were not recognized by the laptop, others performed poorly or not at all. Back to Amazon!