My Dell 1704FP digital flat panel has two "downstream USB" ports on the left side. What are these for?
The DO NOT appear to work as normal USB port, since I plugged a memory device into the port and it wasn't recognized (plus the "downstream," mentioned on the enclosed instruction sheet, seems to mean something different than a normal USB).
I'm NOT talking about the USB port that's an option for connecting the monitor to the computer vs. analog or digital connections; that's located on the bottom as a single port.
Ah-ha! I think I understand.
That wasn't at all clear on the monitor setup instructions.
So if I understand correctly the USB "in" on the monitor has nothing to do with video (I have the digital video cable attached for that...just tossed the analog they sent away). I run the USB from the computer to the monitor "in" port and I pick up the (in this case) two extra "downstream" USB ports on the side of the 1704FPt digital flat panel monitor. Cool.
Oops. You're right. I hadn't seen the extra two on the back/bottom next to the USB "in". There are two on the side, plus two on the back (bottom) next to all of the other cables.
Wow. I've got USB connections coming out of the wazoo. I'll just have to keep my son away from them with all his devices!
Thanks for your help.