Registered: Mar 2001
Location: Nebraska- the Good life
I'm using a Radio Shack 4-plex hub, with power supply. My scanner is not USB, so I can't report on that, but it has worked with everything else I have tried and it installed easily.
The Shack is not always the best price ("Thank you Captain Obvious!"), but it is convenient for me and it was on sale.
I think the best advice here, as for most add-on's, is 'stick to name brands to avoid conflicts, cheap drivers, poor instructions, etc.'
EVERYTIME I tried a generic, cheapo, loss-leader, or similar add-on (modem, card reader, drive, etc.) I have had more problems than with a 'branded' version of the same device.
(Note that not all generics were disasters or even headaches- it is just that for me the branded version has always been easier in some way!)
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are at!