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strange USB/Network issue


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#1 whyme26

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 01:44 PM

Hello all,
I have an odd one for you...
Whenever I plug a USB device into my computer it instantly kills my wireless network connection?!? It doesn't matter what the device is, I've tried everything from cameras, to jump drives, to mp3 players, to mice, to keyboards. Plug it in and WHAM network connection goes dead as a doornail every time. unplugging the device doesn't restore it, repairing the connection doesn't restore it, the only way I can regain my connection is to restart the computer. While the device is plugged in it functions fine just fine, just kills my connection... or at least that's the only symptom I've noticed anyway. It's getting rather annoying.

This hasn't been an issue the computer always had, it just sort of started one day. I've tried rolling back the system to a restore point to no avail.. can't think of any soft/hardware changes that happened at the same time as this.. I'm stumped. Oh and the devices that were plugged in before this started.. they work fine?

Any thoughts on what could be causing this? Thanks much for any help or advice.

Oh, I'm running Windows XP Pro, it's a desktop with a USB Netgear W111T wireless adapter.

Thanks again..

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Posted 05 March 2010 - 01:09 PM

try uninstalling your netgear drivers and reinstalling again

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Posted 07 March 2010 - 11:46 AM

I have the same netgear card as you do and it causes all sorts of problems on my desktop so recently i got rid of it, does the card get extremely hot when it stops working because that's what mine was doing. i would suggest getting a different one/ new card maybe an internal wifi card.

My card use to cause my setup to crash often.
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