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    Netgear adapter with USB 2 !!

    This is a discussion on Netgear adapter with USB 2 !! within the Wireless / Adapters forums, part of the Sky Broadband help category; Having had all the problems everyone else has had my connection is a bit better but I still need to ...

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      Netgear adapter with USB 2 !!

      Having had all the problems everyone else has had my connection is a bit better but I still need to reboot the router every now and a gain.

      My question is about the Netgear adapter that sky provide.
      I have a spare USB 2 port (which works fine for my MP3 and camera) but doesn't work for the adapter. Every time i plug it in it crashes my pc. I get the blue screen saying there is something wrong with the hard/w and have to reboot. It works fine in the standard usb port !.

      Anyone got any ideas ? Is it the USB2 card as I'm on my 2nd adaptor and it does the same thing. Haven't seen this reported so hope someone can help, and does it make much difference using standard USB ?


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      Are you sure the driver you installed is correct!

      The Blue Screen aka BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) will usually have a code and then when you log back up it will say on the screen why it rebooted!

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      I did try re installing the usb2 drivers and nothing changed. Also as I said it work ok for the mp3 etc.

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      I mean the Wireless USB's Drivers.. Did you use the Windows Ones???

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      I presume you mean using Windows Wireless Configuration as opposed to the Netgear utility. The Netgear drivers are required in either case. Have you tried the adapter with your camera and mp3 player unplugged?
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      When you plug in a USB device, Windows usually installs its own drivers! Which sometimes gives users problems!
      Un-install the device from device manager.. and re-install using the drivers from Netgear if any!

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      Never seen a plug and play wireless adapter, can you name any?
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      I have installed, un-installed etc the netgear driver several times. Everything else works ok in the usb 2 ports. Was thinking about buying another usb2 port as I do need some more. Maybe this will sort out the problem ?

      Does it make much difference being in normal usb ?

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      In normal (I take it you mean Non-USB 2.0 USB 1.1 I guess) Most USB wireless adaptors will revert to 802.11b mode. This just means you only get an 11Mb connection speed between the PC and the router. If you're on anything below about 8Mb internet connection then this won't slow you down at all. The wireless connection can only send data in one direction at a time so with an internet connection over 8Mb, you'll find that the wireless link will be holding you back.

      Even if the adaptor connects at 54 or even 108Mb to the router, the USB 1.1 interface will slow things down to 12Mb or below anyway. USB2 can run at 400Mb so this allows the full use of a 54 or 108 Mb connection, which in turn allows the full use of just about any internet connection you may have.

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      thanks, that makes more sense than the tech people at sky.

     

     

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