on 05-07-2013 10:08
I am on 100mb, so have superhub V2. I want to add a usb device (a Seneye from my aquarium) to the hub, via a usb to ethernet adapter. Are the ethernet ports on the hub powered?
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on 05-07-2013 16:39
on 05-07-2013 17:43
on 06-07-2013 01:01
As far as I am aware the ethernet ports on the SH2 are only equipped to deal with standard connections and do not support POE connections.
Also note that the Onboard USB is currently unpowered.
06-07-2013 08:34 - edited 06-07-2013 08:36
So the "Super Hub 2" isn't to super, as it is unable to add any USB devices to the network.
Many thanks for the info.
on 06-07-2013 08:39
The USB is there for future expansion. currently VM are sorting the base firmware out before adding any new features
Compared to the Superhub 1 the SH2 is miles better for Wireless IMHO however give me modem mode and a decent standalone router anyday.
06-07-2013 10:13 - edited 06-07-2013 10:14
The hub has no usb slot. I was going to use an Ethernet to usb adapter to add a USB Seneye fishtank monitor to the network, but it will need to pull the power from the Ethernet port on the hub, via the adapter. I cannot think of any other way of doing it without forking out on another router.
I also have a Samknows box on it, and it has a usb slot, but it is not active, and there is no way to enter the box's settings to alter it.
06-07-2013 11:37 - edited 06-07-2013 11:46
So you have a Power over ethernet injector somewhere in your setup right?
Actually I think you are missing the point of an Ethernet to USB connector. It allows you to convert a USB port on a PC into an Ethernet port - but it would draw any power it needs from the USB port on the PC not the Ethernet port.
Edit and if you have the Superhub 2 then it most definitely does have a USB slot - it's just covered with black tape as it is currently inactive.
06-07-2013 14:28 - edited 06-07-2013 14:30
Like this one?
That would not transfer power from the ethernet side to the USB side. rather it would draw power from a powered USB port using a standard male to male USB cable.