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USB NIC shuts down when I play World of Warcraft

Discussion in 'Games' started by grester, Jan 17, 2007.

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  1. grester

    grester Thread Starter

    Jan 17, 2007
    My problem has me seriously stumped. If you can figure out what is wrong you're a certified genius.

    Specs: Abit kn9-SLI, AMD 4200x2, BFG 8800 GTS, XP SP2
    Card: D-Link DWL-G122 b1 Wireless-G USB Card AND d-link 120+ (same problem with both cards)
    ROUTER: Standard linksys wireless B/G too lazy to get model number cause I know it doesn't matter...
    MB Chipset: nForce 570 w/SLI
    Firewall: None, all port forwarding updated.
    Other USB devices: MS corded keyboard and mouse (not wireless)
    Drivers: I've updated and uninstalled and reinstalled every driver related to networking.. all other drivers including nForce, video, etc are up to date.

    PROBLEM: My USB wireless card (D-link DWL-G1222 b1 with RT2500) loses power (lights go off) and I lose all connectivity at random times when I play WoW. For some reason I can't understand, this only happens when I play World of Warcraft. Windows still shows the wireless network connection has connected and with good signal strength but there is no dava transfering and the lights on the device are off. The normal way to get the card to reconnect without restarting is to "stop" the device using the "safely remove hardware" option and then to reconnect it. This method, however, sometimes doesn't work and I'm forced to restart and plug it into different USB ports. I'm desperate here, any advise would be helpful. I've updated every possible driver I could think of and still nothing. The exact same problem occurs when I use my back-up d-link 120+

    Unfortunately, a cable at this time is not feasible so I'm stuck with wireless.
  2. gibou


    Apr 3, 2007
    I have this same issue.

    Laptop Dell Latitude C840 P4 2Ghz, 1gb ram, 64mb Geforce video...fully updated XP SP2.

    Microsoft site mentions hotfix KB828940 that describes this problem, but was supposed to be fixed with SP2 release....

    Any ideas here?
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