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USB 2.0 ports

All the answers for USB 2.0 ports were for PCs and none for laptops. I don't want to open the computer but need the faster port. I would like to know what brands and what specifications are right for the laptop and how to connect the adapter if there is one. I have a Dell inspiron 1100 computer with 2 1.1 USB ports. The manual says it has a 4-pin USB 2.0 comliant connector. I don't know what this is or how to access it. I would appreciate any help.

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