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Solved: Eject CD & Lose Internet Connection!

Discussion in 'Networking' started by I.B.Moore, May 28, 2009.

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  1. I.B.Moore

    I.B.Moore Thread Starter

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    The title pretty much says it all. If I eject a CD while online I temporarily lose my internet connection. Also when I turn off (dismount) my external Hard Drive I lose my internet connection as well.(I lose the connection & then it resets itself!) Any Ideas as to why this may be happening? :confused:
     
  2. I.B.Moore

    I.B.Moore Thread Starter

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    For everyone's info I present the following from Linksys/Cisco Community Forums:

    From yleclerc:

    Yes, it seems to be a known problem. Whenever the Wireless Network software is installed, the wireless adapter may disconnect when:

    -- Connecting another USB device
    -- Disconnecting any USB device
    -- Inserting CD / DVD
    -- Ejecting CD / DVD
    -- Ejecting Digital camera medias

    No real solution since Linksys has not revised the drviers / software. :rolleyes:

    The "other" solution of using RALink drivers does not seem to be a true solution. Most of the time, the RALink driver will not detect the Linksys adapter.

    from Star:

    I solved this by uninstalling the Linksys Wireless Network Monitor. I no longer disconnect from the internet when I turn off a USB or Firewire device (ipod, canon mx850 printer, external hard drive). However, using Windows Zero Configuration isn't a perfect solution. The drawback is that I have frequent 2-5 second freeze ups in World of Warcraft with WZC, especially in combat. So my workaround is to stop the WZC service once I have booted up and have an internet connection. It is quite annoying!

    Thank You Linksys.... :mad:
     
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Actually, the real workaround is to stop using USB for networking. :)
     
  4. I.B.Moore

    I.B.Moore Thread Starter

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    Good point, Sir! :)

    Unfortunately, here @ this residence I'm forced to use USB for now.... :(

    By the way, thank you for all you do to help others! (y)
     
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