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usb or ethernet problem

by marcdennis39 / July 16, 2005 4:44 PM PDT

p4 (NO hyperthreading)2.8ghz
windows xp home +SP2
224 mb ram
motorola surfboard usb modem
VIA fast ethernet adapter
c-media AC97 audio device
s3 graphics pro-savage ddr

ok, two questions,

1 which is better ethernet or usb?

2 i have a usb mouse and the modem connected at the moment with usb but if i plug in my camera my mouse crashes and wont move. I can simply plug it back in and it works for a while but if i un plug the camera the problem goes away.

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my views
by Dick White / July 17, 2005 12:39 AM PDT

1. Ethernet, hands down. That whole USB "networking" confection was a kludge that somebody dreamed up in 1995 to make the new "does everything" USB port do something worthwhile besides print. Back then, consumer-grade systems rarely had an ethernet port, as that was an enterprise feature. You didn't say which Surfboard you have, but if it has both USB and ethernet, get it off the USB and onto the ethernet. If it has USB only, get a new one with real ethernet.

2. If your computer has a PS/2 mouse port, get a PS/2 mouse (or use the USB-to-PS/2 adapter that came with the mouse. Now your camera has nothing to fight with.


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thank you
by marcdennis39 / July 17, 2005 2:54 AM PDT

the camera works fine if its just the mouse and the camera plugged into usb but try using the internet throught he usb and thats when the problems started.

damn i guess the secetary at shaw cable was right, gee and i thought she probably didnt know any better.


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by marcdennis39 / July 17, 2005 3:15 AM PDT

i un-installed the usb drivers and rebooted the comp and that solved the problem.

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