I’ve ALWAYS had my Steinberg dongle plugged into the same USB port, and nothing else has ever been plugged into that port. Windows XP SP2 here.
I have a piece of hardware (BCF 2000) that says it should be plugged into the computer directly for the first time it is used … after that, a USB hub is OK. Though I’m running out of ports, I can combine my monitor and keyboard via a hub (I think) to free one up temporarily, hopefully no need to use the Steinberg dongle port.
Thinking about this, I remember when I set up the Korg NanoKontrol the directions said there might be problems if it were later plugged into a different USB port than the one it was first plugged into.
I’d never really considered that hardware could be so sensitive about what ports it was using, and it got me thinking … does anyone know - would Mr. Dongle be unhappy if something else borrowed his port for a while, and then he got plugged back into it?
Thanks much -