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    a monitor for a mac @ my school has a USB connection next to the analog connection (15-pins)

    my question kinda is: WHY?

    this is sorta the same model
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    It has a built in USB hub.

    Look at the spec - 4 USB ports (1 up, 3 down).

    That's so you can can connect usb devices (keyboard, mouse, webcam perhaps) to the monitor and cut down on the connections between your work area and the pc.
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    so it just acts as a USB connection point, not do anything with the USB itself?

    and whats the differance between the up and down USB ports?
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    Originally posted by Storm@7 July 2004 - 15:51
    so it just acts as a USB connection point, not do anything with the USB itself?

    and whats the differance between the up and down USB ports?
    USB hubs work in a sort of fan-out connection, so you can connect a hub to one of the ports on another hub to give you more connections (I'm not sure what the limit is). I think the restriction is that only the data signals can pass through the hub from a higher level, so power has to be supplied by the hub itself.

    The up port goes UP to a higher level device (usually the computer), the down ports go DOWN to lower level devices (keyboard, mouse etc).
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