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    So, how does this work?

    It’s really very simple. You connect the two controllers to the USB hub depending on which console you are using (see PS4, XBOX ONE & XBOX 360 methods below), plug in the USB Hub’s cable into the CronusMAX PLUS and then plug the CronusMAX PLUS into the console. Erm, yeah – that’s it.

    The CronusMAX PLUS is reading the USB Hub….

    The controller is authenticated and you’re ready to game!

    PLAYSTATION 4
    1. Connect the authorization controller (Dualshock 4 via micro USB cable) to USB Hub Port 4.
    2. Connect the crossover gaming controller (Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U Pro, Wiimote) to USB Hub Port 1.


    XBOX ONE

    1. Connect the authorization controller (Xbox One via micro USB cable – remove any batteries) to USB Hub Port 1.
    2. Connect the crossover gaming controller (PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U Pro, Wiimote) to USB Hub Port 4.
    3. If you have issues with Xbox One - here's a Troubleshooting Guide


    XBOX 360

    1. Connect the authorization controller (Xbox 360 wired controller – not a play & charge kit) to USB Hub Port 1.
    2. Connect the crossover gaming controller (PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U Pro, Wiimote) to USB Hub Port 4.


    When you power cycle the PS4, Xbox One or Xbox 360 consoles, the controller will simply automatically authenticate itself – a HUGE improvement on how authentication was previously done. Some USB Hubs won’t auto power on the Xbox One controller, which is fine you just simply hit the guide button so it lights up on the Xbox One controller and a few seconds later everything will automatically authenticate (the LED on the CronusMAX PLUS will change to 0, or the number of the last memory slot used if you have a Gamepack / GPC Script installed) – no more swapping around controllers, unplugging and replugging and messing around – just sit back and game!

    Another great part of this feature is the CronusMAX PLUS will completely shut down all button/trigger/d-pad/analog stick/rumble/touchpad functions of the authorization controller so that there will be no interference whatsoever with your main gaming controller. Once it’s hooked up you can just leave it connected and forget about it.

    VIDEO DEMO



    For a more detailed breakdown of this new great feature - Click Here

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    Is it necessary or I can use an extension usb cable ? That's because my CM updated to FW 1.20 keeps disconnecting every 10 min. How to solve this ?

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    Just like the video and guides state, use a USB hub and no you cannot just use an extension cable. Either tha or enabled partial PS4 cross over support.

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    Ok thanks but my CM can't fit in my PS4 usb port because it's a V1, so can I use an extension cable to fit it in my PS4 then plug a hub in CM then the controllers in the hub ports ? I'm from Italy, so which one I have to buy ? I buy very often from Amazon ! Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenshiroz86 View Post
    Ok thanks but my CM can't fit in my PS4 usb port because it's a V1, so can I use an extension cable to fit it in my PS4 then plug a hub in CM then the controllers in the hub ports ? I'm from Italy, so which one I have to buy ? I buy very often from Amazon ! Thanks
    Yes, in this way: plug Extension to PS4, plug CM (output) to extension, plug Hub usb to CM (input)
    But the question is: How did you update a V1 to firmware 1.20?
    Last edited by LEX LOST; 22nd November 15 at 09:33.

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    I did the procedure with the serial number to upgrade to CM PLUS FW and worked very well, so now I want to use the last fw, so which hub I have to buy ?

    EDIT : So you are from Rome and I live in Florence, which hub do u think is the best to buy and where in Italy ?
    Last edited by kenshiroz86; 22nd November 15 at 09:39.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenshiroz86 View Post
    I did the procedure with the serial number to upgrade to CM PLUS FW and worked very well, so now I want to use the last fw, so which hub I have to buy ?

    EDIT : So you are from Rome and I live in Florence, which hub do u think is the best to buy and where in Italy ?
    Credo che tu sia il primo ad esserci riuscito con un V1, sei molto fortunato!
    questi sono gli HUB verificati : Tested / Compatible USB Hubs
    ma non è escluso che tu ne abbia uno compatibile a casa

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    Mi sa che sono fortunato 2 volte..... sto testando un hub che mi sono ritrovato casualmente e non si sta disconnettendo da circa mezz'ora...... ed ha solo 2 porte usb ! Ora ne testo un altro con 4 porte, comunque per ora sta andando tutto bene ! La domanda adesso è : ha la stessa risposta di un pad PS4 in termini di lag ? Perchè gli altri firmware laggavano e io in teoria dovrei comprare uno stick PS4 per giocare a Street Fighter 5 che mi viene 200 euro..... e volevo trovare soluzioni economiche visto che comunque possiedo il Cronus da qualche anno e non vorrei smettere di usarlo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenshiroz86 View Post
    Mi sa che sono fortunato 2 volte..... sto testando un hub che mi sono ritrovato casualmente e non si sta disconnettendo da circa mezz'ora...... ed ha solo 2 porte usb ! Ora ne testo un altro con 4 porte, comunque per ora sta andando tutto bene ! La domanda adesso è : ha la stessa risposta di un pad PS4 in termini di lag ? Perchè gli altri firmware laggavano e io in teoria dovrei comprare uno stick PS4 per giocare a Street Fighter 5 che mi viene 200 euro..... e volevo trovare soluzioni economiche visto che comunque possiedo il Cronus da qualche anno e non vorrei smettere di usarlo.
    le connessioni sono wired e non dovresti superare di molto i 4ms (millisecondi) di latenza.
    Quello con 2 porte è perfetto (anche perche x quelli a 4 porte devi seguire uno schema numerico)
    Sui figthstick non sono un esperto, ma dovresti poter usare anche quelli old gen

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    Here's the noob again 😜 My usb hub doesn't show which is port 1 or port 4. Any way to figure that out? Kind regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wattman View Post
    Here's the noob again  My usb hub doesn't show which is port 1 or port 4. Any way to figure that out? Kind regards
    here for the numbers: USB port numbers were correct

    and here for the entire procedure: USB Hub Troubleshooting
    Last edited by LEX LOST; 23rd November 15 at 10:53.

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    Hey guys and girls, firstly I would just like to commend you on such an awesome product and the service and help that comes with it.

    Now, my issue. I've followed the setup instructions and USB hub troubleshooting to a tee and I keep running into the exact same issue, the XB1 Elite controller just stops responding after about 10mins, no message of the controller being disconnected or anything. For that first 10mins the controller works flawlessly so there's no issue with the cables, USB hub or CM+ but it appears to be the authorization issue that occurred before the hub workaround.

    When the controller stops responding the CM+ still shows 0 and the PS4 and XB1 controllers are still being powered by the hub but I need to pull the CM+ from the console and reinsert it to get the controllers working again until 10mins later, when it stops responding again.

    Any help or info would be greatly appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JediJonesy777 View Post
    Hey guys and girls, firstly I would just like to commend you on such an awesome product and the service and help that comes with it.

    Now, my issue. I've followed the setup instructions and USB hub troubleshooting to a tee and I keep running into the exact same issue, the XB1 Elite controller just stops responding after about 10mins, no message of the controller being disconnected or anything. For that first 10mins the controller works flawlessly so there's no issue with the cables, USB hub or CM+ but it appears to be the authorization issue that occurred before the hub workaround.

    When the controller stops responding the CM+ still shows 0 and the PS4 and XB1 controllers are still being powered by the hub but I need to pull the CM+ from the console and reinsert it to get the controllers working again until 10mins later, when it stops responding again.

    Any help or info would be greatly appreciated.
    Your usb cable from the HUB to DS4 isn't providing data and only power by the sounds of it. The DS4 shouldn't power up. If anything, it should only show orange for a bit to say it is charging. If it shows any of colour, you have problems. Blue or Red would indicate that it has connected with the console vie bluetooth and that would be due to it not connecting to the CM, again due to no data connection between it and the CronusMAX.

    If you are using the USB cable which came with your PS4, don't. Sony provide the cheapest cables they possible can. The one that came with my PS4 doesn't work at all, it doesn't even charge the controller!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KittyDawn View Post
    Your usb cable from the HUB to DS4 isn't providing data and only power by the sounds of it. The DS4 shouldn't power up. If anything, it should only show orange for a bit to say it is charging. If it shows any of colour, you have problems. Blue or Red would indicate that it has connected with the console vie bluetooth and that would be due to it not connecting to the CM, again due to no data connection between it and the CronusMAX.

    If you are using the USB cable which came with your PS4, don't. Sony provide the cheapest cables they possible can. The one that came with my PS4 doesn't work at all, it doesn't even charge the controller!
    Cheers Kitty. I'll switch to a different cable and see how that goes although I'm not using the one that came with the PS4

    I'll report back, thanks again.

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    Hi^^ yesterday I played Battlefront on my PS4 using a Xbox One controller with no problems and never disconnection. My question now is : can I switch to tournament mode and use fw 1.20 with all features at the same time ? This is because of SFV that will be out in mid february. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenshiroz86 View Post
    Hi^^ yesterday I played Battlefront on my PS4 using a Xbox One controller with no problems and never disconnection. My question now is : can I switch to tournament mode and use fw 1.20 with all features at the same time ? This is because of SFV that will be out in mid february. Thanks
    Yes, you can still use a USB hub in tournament mode.

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    Got my issue sorted by changing micro USB cables. Thanks Kitty!!

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    Hey I've been having some serious issues with this thing for around 4 hours now. I've followed so many guidelines and its just not working out. Every time I plug my USB hub into the CM then the PS4 controller in port 4, and Xbox one in port 1 (Because I'm trying to use the Xbox one controller on my PS4) it keeps flashing AU. Can not get past this to have it just set to either 0 or a profile number. Please help

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    Quote Originally Posted by JediJonesy777 View Post
    Hey guys and girls, firstly I would just like to commend you on such an awesome product and the service and help that comes with it.

    Now, my issue. I've followed the setup instructions and USB hub troubleshooting to a tee and I keep running into the exact same issue, the XB1 Elite controller just stops responding after about 10mins, no message of the controller being disconnected or anything. For that first 10mins the controller works flawlessly so there's no issue with the cables, USB hub or CM+ but it appears to be the authorization issue that occurred before the hub workaround.

    When the controller stops responding the CM+ still shows 0 and the PS4 and XB1 controllers are still being powered by the hub but I need to pull the CM+ from the console and reinsert it to get the controllers working again until 10mins later, when it stops responding again.

    Any help or info would be greatly appreciated.
    Same here .. Im going to try a new cable
    Last edited by Kinkyc90; 15th December 15 at 21:05.

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    When connected to the usb hub my chronus flashes "E" despite the fact that I'm using a usb hub as recommended from this forum?

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    Hey Everyone

    I am having the same issue as most people above.

    When i connect my cm plus to my ps4 (trying to use xbox 360 controller, i cant get past authentication even thoutgh everything is connected as it should be. Please note i have tried 4 different micro usb cables, so i think its safe to rule that one out.

    Heres my setup

    Attachment 2187Attachment 2188Attachment 2189Attachment 2190

    Also note in my cm setup link, under CM PLUS tab, partial crossover is NOT enabled as instructed.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxADMIN View Post
    So, how does this work?

    It’s really very simple. You connect the two controllers to the USB hub depending on which console you are using (see PS4, XBOX ONE & XBOX 360 methods below), plug in the USB Hub’s cable into the CronusMAX PLUS and then plug the CronusMAX PLUS into the console. Erm, yeah – that’s it.

    The CronusMAX PLUS is reading the USB Hub….

    The controller is authenticated and you’re ready to game!

    PLAYSTATION 4
    1. Connect the authorization controller (Dualshock 4 via micro USB cable) to USB Hub Port 4.
    2. Connect the crossover gaming controller (Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U Pro, Wiimote) to USB Hub Port 1.


    XBOX ONE

    1. Connect the authorization controller (Xbox One via micro USB cable – remove any batteries) to USB Hub Port 1.
    2. Connect the crossover gaming controller (PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U Pro, Wiimote) to USB Hub Port 4.
    3. If you have issues with Xbox One - here's a Troubleshooting Guide


    XBOX 360

    1. Connect the authorization controller (Xbox 360 wired controller – not a play & charge kit) to USB Hub Port 1.
    2. Connect the crossover gaming controller (PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U Pro, Wiimote) to USB Hub Port 4.


    When you power cycle the PS4, Xbox One or Xbox 360 consoles, the controller will simply automatically authenticate itself – a HUGE improvement on how authentication was previously done. Some USB Hubs won’t auto power on the Xbox One controller, which is fine you just simply hit the guide button so it lights up on the Xbox One controller and a few seconds later everything will automatically authenticate (the LED on the CronusMAX PLUS will change to 0, or the number of the last memory slot used if you have a Gamepack / GPC Script installed) – no more swapping around controllers, unplugging and replugging and messing around – just sit back and game!

    Another great part of this feature is the CronusMAX PLUS will completely shut down all button/trigger/d-pad/analog stick/rumble/touchpad functions of the authorization controller so that there will be no interference whatsoever with your main gaming controller. Once it’s hooked up you can just leave it connected and forget about it.

    VIDEO DEMO



    For a more detailed breakdown of this new great feature - Click Here

    Hi

    Can you please have a look at my post on page 2 of this forum, thank you

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    MaxADMIN, what is the procedure for using a Hub with a PS4 for keyboard and mouse? No matter what I do I can't seem to get it to work for more than 10 minutes or so.

    It works great to remove the "stick drift" from the equation that causes a laggy feel. If plug the DS4 directly into the CM, then I get a laggy feeling mouse no matter what I do. through a hub that lag goes away but then in about 10 minutes everything quits working.

    I've checked all the settings made sure it's on AUTOMATIC, partial crossover is off, DS4 is plugged into Port 4, it's using the cheap Targus hub from Target. Beginning to think it's just an issue with my laptop....

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    Admin,

    So I have been using the cronus max plus on my xboxone elite controller for my ps4 and recently for whatever reason the controller has been having input problems. I have only noticed this on Overwatch so far but sometimes when I re-spawn I will only be able to move forward and back not left or right. I was just wondering what the problem might be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zarros View Post
    Hey I've been having some serious issues with this thing for around 4 hours now. I've followed so many guidelines and its just not working out. Every time I plug my USB hub into the CM then the PS4 controller in port 4, and Xbox one in port 1 (Because I'm trying to use the Xbox one controller on my PS4) it keeps flashing AU. Can not get past this to have it just set to either 0 or a profile number. Please help
    I have the EXACT same problem and it seems no one at CronusMax is even willing to acknowledge the problem, let alone offer assistance in fixing it.

    Did you ever get yours working?

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    I'm not sure I reply on right topic. But It hard to find the right topic to post this question.
    My question is:
    "How could I press LX, LY, RX and RY used cronusmax Lib?"

    I cant find the right output used the WPF example.
    Please help me.

    Thanks a lots.

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    Hi cronus community. Im new to the hardware. Ive followed every step in the instructions. Did all required by desyncing, my options tab, all of it. My cronus acts extremely funny still. For instance my square button stops working. Shortly after the whole controller shuts off. Ive reset everything and still have problems. It wont work continuously. Pls help im new to cronus and having a very hard time fixing this issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karsa View Post
    Hi cronus community. Im new to the hardware. Ive followed every step in the instructions. Did all required by desyncing, my options tab, all of it. My cronus acts extremely funny still. For instance my square button stops working. Shortly after the whole controller shuts off. Ive reset everything and still have problems. It wont work continuously. Pls help im new to cronus and having a very hard time fixing this issue.

    Did you read the first 2 (highlighted) lines in this page of the manual regarding your hardware configuration? Using a USB Hub (Full Crossover Support)


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    Ok, so i do need a usb hub?

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    hey guys, i can´t authorisation the nacon pro revolution 2 controller with the cronusmax plus! has anyone a idea?or must updated the cronusmax plus for this?thank you so much for your helps!

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