Dongle / audio cut out / mouse stops working

So My issues:
My wired mouse quits working. ( i have to restart cubase for it to work again)
My audio cut in and out.
Both are rare but enough to annoy me.

How things are hooked up on the USB side.
My roland octa-capture is connected with a usb to Thunderbolt 3 Cable.
My keyboard, mouse, usb midi keyboard, cubase dongle, elektrons, intellijel μmidi all run thru the Elektron overhub which is connected with a usb to Thunderbolt 3 cable.

I have been round and round with cubase and adapters (I have a MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2016, Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports).
Now they have told me I need a Apple brand usb to Thunderbolt 3 adapter just for the dongle to connect straight to the computer.

I am thinking that all my problems are the Dongle !!!
I also had the same audio issue happen with my old 2013 macbook near the end , and got a new computer cause I thought it was old.

So problem is I dont have enough ports to add an adapter just for the Dongle.
Why cant they just ditch it…

Anyone else had these issues ?
or any advice besides buy a PC.
Thanks in advance.

I have used cubase for 18 years.


How old is your USB-eLicenser? The older versions are problematic with the current ports.