I have used several where the dongle doesn’t work because I guess it needs power?
Why a USB-C hub? The dongle is not USB-C, nor USB3. It is a usb2 so why make it complicated?
I meant a Hub with a USBC connector, to connect to the usb c port on my MacBook, which houses USBA ports. Not sure what the terminology for saying that is? Point is the USB connector to the computer must be USB C
This depends mainly on whether you wish (or need) to use the Apple Superdrive in your hub.
If not - then any old crap will do.