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How to connect a USB to PC via Samsung M7 monitor

(Topic created: 03-28-2021 11:54 PM)
userjJE6GTbJgW
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Hi, I was wondering if it's possible to connect a USB mouse and keyboard to a PC using the Samsung M7s USB 2.0 ports in the back. My M7 monitor is quite far from my PC so this is the best option, Bluetooth is a little laggy so I was thinking of plugging the Bluetooth devices into the monitor so it was closer range. I have an extension USB 2.0 cable but I wasn't able to figure out if it can connect to the PC to access those 2.0s in the back. Thanks in advance for the help.

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ddaniel51
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What does your User Manual say?

 

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SamsungLou
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The USB ports on this monitor are not configures as a hub. Connecting a keyboard and/or mouse will allow control of the internal internet and Smart Hub functions only, not a connected PC.


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userqtTTJ6gjc5
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Hi,

 

I know it says it doesn't act as a hub but when I connect my laptop to the monitor using usb-c to usb-c cable (need to make sure cable supports video and data), I can use the usb-A connection (on 2 of the 3 though) to connect my keyboard and mouse to my laptop. 

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userJFKDd9hqmj
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Do you know if I can connect the laptop (mac) via usbc and use the usba ports to connect to hard drives?

 

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