Recordings skip with hub


New Member
Hi all,

Just wondered if anyone else had encountered this problem. On my hd fox t2 I have a non powered hub with my portable hard disk and wifi dongle connected. Everything I record skips forward a minute or so every 5 minutes and it's starting to get annoying! I have tried removing the wifi dongle and still it skips. It's fine when the disk is plugged straight in so must be the hub. I chose the non powered hub from another post somewhere from someone saying it worked with the humax but I'm wondering whether a powered one would be better. I can't see any other related issues searching online so it doesn't look like a common problem. Any suggestions? Anything I can do in settings etc?



Well-Known Member
It is probably not supplying sufficient current to the drive. The USB specification states that a bus powered hub can only supply a maximum of 100mA to each of its downsteam ports. An externally powered hub does not have this restriction and so should be fine.


New Member
This thread is quite old but thought I would try it again instead of starting a new one. I bought a powered hub and still I get the same issues with recordings skipping. I have a buffalo ministation hard drive of about 350 gig along with an edimax wifi dongle in the same hub. The hub is a generic Memory capital one which is one of the first 7 port hubs on amazon. And appears quite often. Does anyone else have a similar setup that works?