Originally Posted by moofree
Just tried it and you're right about the keyboard. It works when connected directly.
Till this point I had only been trying USB storage and mice.
This kinda makes me think this is just a software deficiency that could be worked around.
As far as the hub goes, it's just a 4 dollar hub I found at goodwill.
After a little research, I found out what it is but it's discontinued of course. Any usb hub should work, the trick is the Y cable.
The hub linked to on dealextreme in that Atrix thread is wired in a way analogous to this.
Man!, I use this site a lot and never saw this hub! Thanks!
The self made Y cable is fine, I just want a better solution without semi-naked wires hanging around. =)
Originally Posted by extide
Can you guys explain a bit more about these modified cables and the Y adapter cable? Like, exactly what cables do I need, and what modifications need to be done.
To the Atrix act as a host all you need is that OTG adapter metioned earlier. But, mobile devices don't provide power to "guest" devices. So, you need to power the usb device with a external source.
You have 2 options:
- Self powered HUB. Actually that's not enough. You'll need to power the USB pin 1 on the cable connected to the atrix to active the Host mode. That's why that hack (wire soldered) on the atrix 1 thread.
- The Y cable. As I described before is a normal USB cable powered by other USB cable. Ex: http://www.amazon.com/Apricorn-Power.../dp/B000JIOHDE
On our scenario, one will provide the data communication and the other the power. So, the data cable you will connect to the atrix and the other to a PC or the atrix charger.
I hope I made myself clear in a not so bad english.
If you buy a Y cable, you'll only need the OTG adapter ( http://dx.com/micro-usb-on-the-go-ho...ter-pair-50774
) and any usb hub.
If you want to make the cable, only 2 USB cables.
If you want to modify an USB hub. Just any hub and a cable.
I'm modifying an USB hub, I'll post pictues and I get home.