Belkin CableFree USB Hub User Manual

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Network USB Hub

Reset Power Ethernet


“Control Center” shows the status of USB devices

Share printers and other USB devices through your existing wireless network

The Belkin Network USB Hub gives you access to all of your USB devices*—includingprinters,all-in-onemachines, external hard drives, andmore—overyour existing wireless network. With a Belkin Network USB Hub as a central connection point for all of your USB peripherals, all users on your network can access your devices wirelessly. The Belkin Network USB Hub gives you the freedom to print and access devices throughout your home or home offi ce.**

For optimal wireless performance, set up a network using a Belkin N1 Wireless Router and N1 Wireless Cards for your connected computers (sold separately).

Using the Network USB Hub with your wireless network, you can:

Make available up to 5 USB devices—includingprinters, multifunction machines, hard drives, fl ash memory, andscanners—toeveryone on your network

Dock an MP3 player and play music through your USB speakers wirelessly

Enjoy the industry’s fi rst easy-setup,reliable print server (works with multifunction machines, too)

Access your existing wireless network (wireless router not included)

Package Includes

Network Standards

Network USB Hub

IEEE 802.3 10Base-T

Power Supply


IEEE 802.3u 100Base-T

RJ45 Ethernet Cable


Quick Install Guide

1 – 10/100Base-Txauto-sensing

Setup Installation CD

and auto-uplinkRJ45 port





Compatible with:

5 – USB 2.0 ports








Lifetime Warranty



XP (32-bit)






Protocol Supported







Media Reader







Wireless Network

External Hard Drive






Network USB Hub

N1 Wireless Router





(not included)

Multifunction Printer

Network USB Hub


How does it work?

The Belkin Network USB Hub works by installing software that makes devices appear to be connected directly through each computer’s USB ports.

Which devices does the Belkin Network USB Hub support?

The Hub is designed specifically for printers and mass-storagedevices. It also works for most other USB devices, including most standard webcams, keyboards and mice, multifunction machines, scanners, and media readers. Please note: somehigh-speedisochronous devices, such ashigh-definitionwebcams and video docking stations, may not be compatible with the Hub.

How does the Belkin Network USB Hub support multiple users?

The convenience of direct USB-connectionemulation requires that only one user be linked to each device at a time. To make this seamless for printers, the Hub automatically disconnects users after sending a print job, so that other users can print. For other devices, the software allows users to contact others on the network to request that they disconnect from a device.

Is the Belkin Network USB Hub compatible with any network?

Yes. However, keep in mind that the quality of the connection of a computer to the devices on the Hub depends upon the speed of the wireless network.

Can I use other USB hubs on the Network USB Hub?

Yes. The Hub allows you to “daisy-chain”other USB hubs. The driver supports a total of 15 connections at a time on the Hub.

How do firewalls impact the Network USB Hub?

If users have the Windows firewall activated, the Network USB Hub will automatically detect this and ask the user if he or she wishes to allow the Hub to work from behind the firewall. Users of other firewalls must manually add the device driver to their list of allowed programs, allowing the Hub

to work.

Will the Network USB Hub work with a computer on a Virtual Private Network (VPN)?

No. The Network USB Hub requires VPNs to be turned off in order for it to function.

*High-speedisochronous devices (such ashigh-definitionwebcams and video docking stations) may not be compatible with the Network USB Hub.

**Distance limitation depends on the range of your wireless router.

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