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external hard drive problem

by olly2411 / November 14, 2010 5:47 AM PST

hi i hope someone can help when i turn on my external harddrive i can not access the internet but when i turn it off i can get on the internet its connected via esata port and i have another external plugged into the other esata port which is fine

please help this has really been doing my head in

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That's a first!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 14, 2010 6:25 AM PST

Please supply links to the products that esata connected internet devices.

Maybe that's just badly written but it sounds as if the machine has issues. What does its maker tell you?
Bob

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external harddrive
by olly2411 / November 14, 2010 6:55 AM PST
In reply to: That's a first!
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Looking at BIOS and drivers.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 14, 2010 8:04 AM PST
In reply to: external harddrive

I see updates of 20100901 and later. Are all these up to date?
Bob

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external harddrive
by olly2411 / November 15, 2010 2:31 AM PST

done all the updates i dont no whats a matter with it nevermind thanks for your help

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Now that I see what the PC is.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 15, 2010 2:44 AM PST

I wonder if you use some USB WIFI adapter. If so those externals could be tapping the power and causing the USB WIFI adapter to not get enough power.

A fix might be to use some PCI WIFI card or the ethernet connection.
Bob

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external
by olly2411 / November 15, 2010 3:29 AM PST

hi again im using the ethernet connection

shuttle sn68ptg6 deluxe
windows 7 ultimate
2gb ram
amd athlon 6000+

thats the pc in question
many thanks
steve

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external
by olly2411 / November 15, 2010 7:30 AM PST
In reply to: external

hi i think i have solved it i reset my router to factory settings and now it seems fine so once again thanks for your help

steve

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