it may not be hi-speed usb 2 or the usb connector may not be able to fit all the way in (which is the problem with one of my front ports).
suggestion: get a usb2 hub and set in on top of your case. then you'll have 4 easily accessible ports.
Got a new Dell DJ Ditty and plugged in into the USB port on the front of my Sony desktop computer running XP and it doesn't recognize the device. I know the port works since I had just downloaded some pictures from my camera thru the same port. After trying some other things and nothing I plugged it into the USB port on the back of the computer where the modem is plugged in and it worked fine. What can I do to get this more accesible port on the front to recognize this device or does anybody have any other ideas. Thanks in advance for any help.