Plugging MS USB keyboard into an external USB hub?

KaBudokan

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Just wondering if one can plug a MS USB keyboard into an external USB hub, or if it needs to be plugged directly into one of the ports on the back of the computer?

(I'd try it myself, but I am trying to help someone 2000 miles away get a Wacom USB graphics tablet working. :) )
 

KaBudokan

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Well, she tried it and got the same message as she got with the tablet - that it is not getting enough power from the hub. This seems strange to me, since the hub she is using is also a surge protector, and apparantly has the power switches for the monitor, etc. She is trying to locate the brand of the hub so I can check out it's spec's. Seems weird that a surge protector wouldn't have a usb hub powerful enough to power these devices.