About increasing speed of Printer

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Whenever I connect my HP 1007 LaserJet Printer my laptop shows a message that "This device will work faster with high speed host controller".

What is this high speed host controller?

Answered By 5 points N/A #102637

About increasing speed of Printer


The high speed USB host controller is the hardware inside your laptop that enables high speed function to the USB ports. USB (Universal Serial Bus) can be found from our printer, cameras, etc. The standard version is the USB 1.1 which was replaced by the high speed USB 2.0, enabling faster transfer (40x) than the original.

I assume that your printer is currently is using a USB 2.0, since it is suggesting to use a high speed USB host controller. However, any devices with USB 2.0 can still function in any old USB 1.1 host controller although it cannot maximize the faster transfer.

You can find if you are using a USB 2.0 host controller by:

  • Go to the Control Panel from Start button
  • Click on Device Manager
  • Select Universal Serial BUS Controllers. The keyword here is “enhanced”, if you can find it under the USB Controllers as illustrated, you are using a USB 2.0

    • Note: Exact text may vary

I hope this helps!

Answered By 590495 points N/A #102638

About increasing speed of Printer


That message you see on your screen appears in the notification area. It is not an error message actually. It is only a reminder that you connected your printer to a USB port that doesn’t support high-speed data connection. I am familiar with this because I also occasionally see it on my computer.

If you have two kinds of USB ports on your laptop, USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 for example, if you connect your printer to USB 1.1 port, that message will appear because there is another type of USB port on your computer, the USB 2.0, which is much faster than your current connection.

In my case, that message only appears when my connection is in error because I don’t have USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 is the fastest port on my computer. If you have a much faster USB port on your laptop, try transferring your printer to that port. On the other hand, if that port is the fastest on your computer and you see the message, disconnect the USB cable then connect it back.

It doesn’t really affect the functionality of the printer or the printing process. It’s fine even if you see that message since you are only printing and you do not need to copy big files.

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