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valart
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Registered: ‎09-10-2007

Missing Hub Port

I have a Dell Inspiron 570 windows 7 and it supposed to have 3 hub ports but I can only find two in the front,I bought a 4port hub connector but when I plug it in to one of the ports iin the front a message appears stating it does not recongize this connector.
   

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pierre_pierre
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Registered: ‎30-07-2007

Re: Missing Hub Port

I take it you mean USB ports? as on their spec it says two on the front and four on the rear for that model
see below the four are next to the ethernet socket
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Ports
    Front Ports
    USB 2.0 (2)
    Headphone connector
    Microphone connector
    Rear Ports
    VGA connector
    HDMITM connector
    USB 2.0 (4)
    RJ45 10/100 Network port
    Microphone connector
    Line-out connector
    Line-in connector
    19-in-1 Media Card Reader
    Secure Digital (SD) Memory Card
    MiniSD
    Micro-SD
    Hi-Capacity Secure Digital (SDHC)
    Multi Media Card (MMC)
    RS Multimedia Card (RS-MMC)
    Multimedia Card Plus (MMC+)
    Memory Stick PRO (MS PRO)
    RD Multimedia Card Plus
    Multimedia Card Micro
    Memory Stick (MS)
    Memory Stick Duo
    Memory Stick PRO Duo
    Memory Stick Micro
    Compact Flash I
    Compact Flash II
    Smart Media Card (SM)
    xD Picture Card (xD)
    Micro Drive (MD)
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Re: Missing Hub Port

The UK version is stated to only have two ports http://www.dell.com/uk/p/inspiron-570/pd
There are 4 at the back - have you tried those
What is the model of hub connector you are trying to use
valart
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Re: Missing Hub Port

I do not have usb ports at the back,and the the 4port connector is called USB Universal Serial Hub
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Re: Missing Hub Port

Can you post a picture of the back
Which make hub is it and is it powered
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Re: Missing Hub Port

Quote from: valart
I do not have usb ports at the back...

So what are your keyboard and mouse plugged into?  "Port" is just a fancy word for "socket".  Dell haven't provided the older PS/2 mouse and keyboard sockets on their computers for many years so a Dell computer with only two USB ports/sockets wouldn't have the capacity for anything beyond the mouse and the keyboard. 
VileReynard
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Re: Missing Hub Port

Unless you had a wireless keyboard and mouse...  Grin