USB ports are bundled in twos, so you have the following eight ports: The front usb ports is part of the case and connects to the mobo and the rear is in the mobo. Sounds like the rear USB ports provide more power than the front. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums–revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended. Advertisements or commercial links. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET’s great community.

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I doubt power supply is the problem because I just bought it but its a cooler master extreme w peak power.

The rear usb ports work with other usb adapter. Track this discussion and email me when there are updates. You are posting a reply to: You still haven’t told us the motherboard model.

Motherboard is brand new Asrock mobo. The back udb slots are part of the motherboard and works but when I plug the adapter in the front the little light is dim.

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You still haven’t told us the make and wattage of the PSU. USB ports are bundled in twos, so you have the following eight ports: If you’re asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem.


I wont open my pc again because I was messing around with it and the pc started messing up. You are reporting the following post: Download latest motherboard drivers for that motherboard from ASRock and install them.

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Do any devices work while attached to the front USB ports? This is not uncommon.

That is, of course, if the motherboard has another USB pin header. The front usb port in the front of the case is a little piece that has a little cord that connects to the motherboard. USB port4 and port5 that you see above your rear audio ports on outside back of the case will then be inactive.

Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. The driver does nothing. Im going to try to connect a different adapter to it. Promote cracked software, or other illegal content Offensive: The only drawback to this configuration is that it only allows only for a total of six USB ports to be active four in the back and two in the front of the case.


Sounds like the rear USB ports provide more power than the front. Is there a problem other than the light being dim? I think the radioshack adapter isnt good.

You may have to uninstall the old drivers, restart, and then manually install them. Its the front port period. This was helpful 0. I will note that there is a ”March 29, ” driver for this adapter here: Use the motherboard disk or download the latest drivers for the USB ports and reinstall them.

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This configuration allows all six ports in the back plus the two ports in the front of the case to be active to give you a total of eight active USB ports. I plugged another adapter into the front and it keeps saying usb device not recognized.

Advertisements or commercial links. BTW, how large is your power supply? The front usb ports arent working right though. Please try again now or at a later time.