This is probably a silly question but I have never had this situation before. I am expecting a new computer shortly. Going to relocate it to a different area of my desk while keeping my printer, external hard drive, scanner and other USB 2 devices where they are. This means I need USB extension cable to reach everything now that my computer is farther way. But what if.... I buy a USB 2 hub. I just run the USB cable out of my computer to the central located hub that connects to all my USB devices. Problem solved? Will the hub and extensions slow down the transfer speeds? Should I consider a powered hub? Thanks in advance for the advice.