With my PI I'm trying to use the F4U018 Belkin 7 port hub (yes - the one on the problem list). Its one of three I have around, all of which happen to be on the problem list - I don't want to shell out for another one.
The RPi/Hub is working fine when not powered, however when it is powered the ethernet (amongst other things) stops working (Stops getting ipv4 addresses, although still gets ipv6).
Oddly the RPi will try to boot when the hub is powered, and is plugged into one of the normal usb ports, and there is no power at all supplied to the RPi through the normal micro usb. I assume that this power isn't enough to properly run the RPi as it isn't stable in this configuration.
So: I assume that the issue is that there is power "travelling the wrong way" down the cable (from the input port of the hub to the RPi USB port).
Is there a way to prevent this? - A USB cable that won't carry the power? Some way to stop the PI taking power from these ports?
A fix for this may help with a number of the other issues seen with Powered Hubs.