When I got the dock for my lap top, everything converted to be able to use my monitor, mouse and keyboard as per normal like a regular pc. The problem that I had was that there were not enough USB connectors for all the things I needed them for. My printer, my handheld, my camera, the Blue Tooth Adapter and so many other things.
This is really NOT a router, but couldn't find a better category. It's like a power strip like you use to put more things that need plugged in only this is for anything USB that needs to be connected to your computer. I have found that the hub with its 7 USB outlets gives me the opportunity to connect any of my other electronic gadgets to the computer without having to unplug any at all. It gives me plenty of space.
I also like the fact that it's easy to connect to the computer. There's no software at all. It is immediately recognized by the computer and ready to use.