Problem w/5th USB Souncard & USB Hub

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I'm running 4 feeds on one computer with 4 copies of ScannerCast, 3 USB soundcards, 1 internal soundcard. I installed a 4 port USB hub and it successfully recognized the USB soundcard I attached to it. This covers the first 4 feeds on this machine.

I installed a 5th copy of ScannerCast on this machine and attached a 2nd USB soundcard to the USB hub. The USB soundcard successfully installed its software. ScannerCast recognized the USB soundcard (as #5), however my feed was playing the feed assigned to the 4th soundcard. The USB soundcard light was not flashing, which indicates a problem. I checked my device manager and it indicated 4 USB soundcards and not the 5th. I am using Windows XP.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

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Thanks Deeke, I'll look through it.
 

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Sometimes USB sound cards just cannot get along on the same hub. I've had that problem before and the only solution was to move one of them to a different port on the machine.
 

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Thanks CP, the problem is I'm now out of ports. If I add an internal wireless card, that would free up one port. I may try that if all else fails.
 

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Thanks 6. That may do it for me. I like the free shipping, as well.
 

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Or you could install a PCI card that will give you at least another four USB ports. They run about $12. Here is one with free shipping from Newegg.

Newegg.com - Rosewill NEC 4+1 Port USB2.0 PCI CARD Model RC-101 - Add-On Cards

Nice find ! I also noticed a $10 version and here's and external if you don't have any expansion slots or just don't want to go into the computer.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182056

I just wonder in 5 yrs how many usb ports and expansion ports will come on the new pc's

Of course there probably will be all new expansion technology by then.
 

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Thanks Deeke, I agree. This thread will probably be of no use 5 years from now except that in the radio hobby we do have a habit of making old technology work. I still keep an old DOS laptop around just in case.
 
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