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Wireless Internet Adapter not recognized when plugged into USB extension cable.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Acton, Dec 30, 2008.

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  1. Acton

    Acton Thread Starter

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    My problem is that I Have a wireless adapter hooked onto the end of 2 usb extension cables that have their own power supply, so its not a problem of range. I've had it set up like this for two months, where the wireless adapter was set on the end of the 2 usb extension cables, and it worked just fine.

    USB extension cables
    http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.js...oductId=2991227

    I have a Linksys Wireless A/G USB Network Adapter

    http://www.amazon.com/Linksys-WUSB54G-Wire...r/dp/B00009X6PH

    Now suddenly I wake up one morning to find the message "USB Device not recognized." This only happens when I have the wireless adapter plugged into the two cables. I have tried plugging it into each of the different cables seperately, and it wont work on either cable, as well as working off the end of both cables. When I just plug it in straight into the computer it works fine. Any other USB device I plug into these cables works fine, weather it be a webcam etc. Just the combo of my Wireless adapter and my extension cables doesn't work. What do I do? But yeah if I have to buy something so be it, I'm just not sure whats wrong in this case. I've tried the most obvious means of solving the problem, simply restarting the computer, unplugging the device and plugging it back in etc. I've tried reinstalling the drivers on both the cables and the device, nothing seems to work. I don't understand it at all.

    Thanks,
    Acton
     
  2. roadvision

    roadvision

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    I have found that the wireless card I have will not work if it is connected to an extension, even a very short one will not work with it (I am talking a 3" one)
     
  3. Acton

    Acton Thread Starter

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    Its not a wireless card, its a wireless USB internet adapter, and it worked for a month up until now.
     
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