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Tourist
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Hero 9 Webcam mode using a USB hub

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Is there any reason the Hero 9 would not work as a webcam when connected to my laptop via a USB hub? 

 

The Hero 9 works fine when connected directly to my laptop USB 3.1 Gen 1 port. However it is not recognized at all when I connect via a USB hub that is connected to my USB 3.1 Gen 2 port.  I have a cheap logitech webcam that works fine via the hub so I know the hub is basically working.  It is an inexpensive Chinese hub so perhaps a different hub would work, but before I rip my hair out purchasing and trying another hub, I'd like to know if anyone has successfully run webcam mode via a hub and if so:

  • Which hub was it?
  • What cables did you use?
  • What type of USB port did you use on the computer (i.e., 3.0, 3.1 G1, 3.1 G2, etc)?
  • Anything else I should know?

Thanks in advance.

Chris

 

Nomad
Posts: 148

Re: Hero 9 Webcam mode using a USB hub

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My main desktop pc (Asus Rampage VI Extreme) has 3.1 Gen2 ports also, but i cant use powered usb with that. You need everything 3.1 Gen2 then. Most chinese products arent 3.1 Gen2.

 

 

Nomad
Posts: 170

Re: Hero 9 Webcam mode using a USB hub

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The HUB must also be 3.1 Gen2. Other HUBs won't work