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How can I plug in more USB peripherals without swapping cables?

Hello, I have an executive's PC that has several peripheral accessories that use a USB connection. Problem is the PC only has two ports for USB. Is there a way I can plug 4 or 5 USB connections using a multi-port accessory or something? He's getting tired of constantly unplugging and plugging things back and forth.

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There are USB port expanders made for just the situation you have. They sell for anywhere from $10 on up. Be sure to get one that looks to be of good quality so you don't end up with strange power fluctuations that fries your USB port.

This was first published in October 2001

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