This USB hub was never going to work
While viewing videos on YouTube I came across the one below from xjet who I believe is based in New Zealand.
In it he shows a cheap Chinese made four port USB hub he purchased that did not work. He opens it up to show the shocking build quality and it becomes obvious there was no way it was going to work. It is also clear that the USB hub was not tested before it was packaged up and sent off to be sold to the unsuspecting.