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High speed device on low speed USB port

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I have gone wireless with my laptop by installing the Verizon broadband PC card. When I installed the Verizon software I received a message stating I was implemetning a high speed device to a low speed USB port. I spoke to Verizon and they claim that this will not affect the speed of the connection. This sounds suspect to me so I am asking would I receive better performance with a high speed port and if the answer is yes can I have a PC tech convert this USB port to high speed. I have a Dell lattitide laptop running XP

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USB 2.0 is 48 times faster than USB 1.0. The connectors are exactly the same but the real problem is that in the licencing agreements the inventors of USB have made it so you cannot just download USB 2 drivers to get USB 2 speeds.

So the bottom line is to either buy a newer laptop or just put up with USB 1.0 speeds, which are quite abysmal compared to USB 2.0.

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