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Can you use a USB hub for both sensors?

The_Batcave1280The_Batcave1280 Posts: 8
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I have Dell Inspiron 15 and it has 3 USB 3.0 and an HDMI port. Yes, I know that's enough BUT, I also wanted to use an external hard drive. So I wanted to use two sensors on hub, headset on computer port and hard drive on computed port. Is it possible? Simplified answer preferably because I don't really know THAT much about computers.
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  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 26,156 Oculus Staff
    Hub are problematic because you will run out of bandwidth and may get spotty tracking. However, laptops are even more problematic, and there is a good chance it won't even work at all.
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  • Sh4rky.UKSh4rky.UK Posts: 10
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    Just to counter the above, i use a usb3 hub on my front two sensors without issue.  No tracking problems and the hub itself is connected to my desktop via a 3m extension cable.

    Not saying it'll work for everyone but it does for me :)

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00INMS8VK/

  • Mito.ZoMito.Zo Posts: 38
    Brain Burst
    I highly recommended to get the hub with external power, otherwise you will have device dropping off and on.

    https://www.tp-link.com/us/products/details/cat-5522_UH720.html

    This is the one I'm using above when I need more plugs, currently my laptop just use up all the ports.



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  • RolzRolz Posts: 188
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    I run my 2 sensors off a powered usb3 hub with no issues, wouldn't recommend non-powered usb hub.
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  • KnilXKnilX Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    edited February 9
    For all of you using a VR ready laptop with only 3 usb 3 ports like me, you can use a power supply usb hub for 1 sensor and the headset usb WARNING ! the headset needs to be on one of the power plugs and the sensor too (so far from my experience), also it has to be with a usb 2.0 cable cause it will conflict if keep as usb 3.0.
    (Edit) forgot to say that I tried with a usb 3.0 cable
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/AYA-15Ft-15-Feet-USB-3-0-SuperSpeed-Male-A-to-Female-A-Extension-Cable-Blue/161553072074?hash=item259d503fca:g:-v4AAOSwdQNZyy-u:rk:3:pf:1&frcectupt=true
    and did not work at all.

    This is what I'm using:
    2017 HP Omen 17" i7 7700HQ, 16 bg ddr4 ram, 256 ssd,1T hdd, and GTX 1070 non MaxQ, 4k g-sync

    pretty much this with 4k
    https://www.notebookcheck.net/HP-Omen-17-7700HQ-GTX-1070-Full-HD-Laptop-Review.240856.0.html

    And using that exact same hub
    https://www.tp-link.com/us/products/details/cat-5522_UH720.html

    So everyone having issues with the setup the extra sensor will show as orange with poor tracking but is fine I see no performance problem compared to before when I was using 2 cameras only,
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