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Solved ethernet keeps disconnecting

Post by smashbox on Sat 17 Jan 2009, 7:21 pm

Hi.
I hope i can get some help here. I am cluless.
My Operating system is a windows xp with service pack 3 installed.
Currently all windows updates are installed.
I own a fairly old (2000 maybe 2002 at the latest gateway laptop)
It was given to me by my aunt.
My problem is i have 2 usb ports, my ethernet is connected to 1 port in the back.
It use to be connected to one at the side. However, it kept going nuts.
Connecting, disconneting, until i could no longer use that usb port.
Given that problem, i plugged it into the one in the back.
Was fine for a few months, now it is doing the same thing the other did.
Only not so often, however, when it does do it, it does it alot so much so it shuts my computer down, and when it reboots says "windows has recovered from a serious error".
Yikes.
So, i would like to fix it if there is a way before i lose all, use of my laptop.
I have tried going onto gateway to see if i can download some updated drivers or something, but nothing there seems to apply being as the folders they tell me to look for i cannot find on my computer.
Any advice would help me so much. Ethernet works fine, it just seems to disconnect from the usb, then i will wiggle it around a bit and it will reconnect, same problem as before.

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Solved Re: ethernet keeps disconnecting

Post by Doctor Inferno on Mon 19 Jan 2009, 8:06 am

People usually connect via Ethernet with an Ethernet port called RJ45 not USB.

So what is your exact setup?


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Solved Re: ethernet keeps disconnecting

Post by smashbox on Tue 20 Jan 2009, 3:15 am

thanks for the response.=]
Well, let see here.
This laptop when given to me, had just the tu2-et100 which is connected to the computer through a usb port, and the tu2-et100 connects me to my dsl modem.
That is my basic set up.
Also when it reconnects me i get a pop up saying there are no Hi Speed usb host controllers or something. And that it will function at reduced speed.
Not quite sure if it is a computer wiring problem or what.
I did update my pc to sp3 of xp.
I don't have any cd's or anything for this computer to update drivers for hardware.
Not quite sure what my problem would be.

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Post by Doctor Inferno on Wed 21 Jan 2009, 8:56 am

If your USB is Version 2, then look into your BIOS settings at boot time and either enable USB 2 and/or disable Legacy USB.

I think your USB doesn't support the connection because it's too old.


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