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internet ALWAYS turns "off" when computer is started...

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posted on Nov, 30 2004 @ 07:02 PM
ok, i have a linksys wireless-B broadband router (2.4 GHz) with the USB adaptor connected to my desktop...

EVERY TIME i shutdown my computer and then turn it on, the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon is gone from the taskbar (usualy when the internet is "on", the icon is there.)

the internet thus does not work and i must un-pluge the adaptor from the USB port and plug it back in. i have to repeat this process until the icon comes back...

is there a way that the internet stays "on"???


is there a way to bring the internet back "on" (in a less time consuming matter) when i have this problem???

thank you...

posted on Dec, 4 2004 @ 08:45 PM
they see ALL,

I think that you probably have not gotten a response due to the complex nature of the issues involved. Simply put, probably no one sentance resolution. So this is a rather long post.

This problem potentially encompasses the bios, the OS, and the hardware itself. There are known issues with USB interaction with all of the above. In addition, you did not give a lot of info about your current system bios, hardware, OS, etc. So I am going to guess that you have a faily new desktop, running xp w/sp2.

If you are running a newish desktop w/xp /sp2, then you probably have problem with the xp wireless zero configuration that was built into sp2.

Quite simply, if your AP is not broadcasting an SSID, WinXP will have a fitz
about not seeing you non-SSID-broadcasting AP, unless you refresh. So why not disable WZC?
Click Start >
Control Panel >
Administrative Tools >
Services >
Wireless Zero Configuration
change the Startup type to "disabled".
Restart the computer.

The best article I could find on it is:
linksys WUSB11 google groups search

Another easy thing you could try is:
remove everything USB in the device manager and reboot. Let Windows redetect the ports and install the drivers.
USB: devices connected to usb won't work on boot up NOTE* I have only found this to work on only a few systems.

Another try is:
A. Unplug the Device.
B. Uninstall the Software from add/remove programs.
C. Reboot.
D. Reinstall the Software from the CD that came with it.
E. Then plug in the Device.
unless...the instructions that came with it tell you different.
REF: google groups

Obvously you can try to update the usb drivers from the linksys link below, and try microsoft update.

I am sorry to report that I see a LOTof links out there knocking this usb adapter.

There is lots more info out there about usb issues, but it is not easy to wade thru.

Micro$oft Support
More Micro$oft support
PCBUYER beware
WUSB54GS latest drivers
Configuring the linksys wireless usb under Windows XP (from Linksys site)
USB 2.0 Support in Windows XP

Best of luck and happy holidays!

posted on Dec, 5 2004 @ 09:47 AM

what steps should i use if i don't have sp2 installed???

thank you...

posted on Dec, 5 2004 @ 02:47 PM
Short answer: install sp2 but it is still possibly a bios or other issue.

Long answer: Whew. You dont give me much information to go on. Therefore I am going to flood you with info in an attempt to cover most of the bases. If I cover material that you are already familiar with, please forgive.

So you are running XP. Do you have SP1 or not? What is your bios, and the firmware version?

Perhaps we should start at the begining.

Reference: Micro$oft Legacy support in bios notes
Quote: "USB host controller and USB input device support must be enabled by default in the BIOS, and the BIOS must ensure that USB hubs and input devices, such as keyboards and mice, are available at boot time."

The bios basically controls your pc hardware and therefore controls your USB functionality. Bios settings vary from mfg to mfg. The bios settings are somewhat adjustable, and upgradeable. Note that some bios do not support USB at startup. Period.

I dont recommend upgrading your bios unless you are very familiar with it, but it can be done by determining what bios you are running, going to the mfg website, searching for the updates and following their instructions. These updates can sometimes solve various problems. If you are comfortable with doing this, and have tried everything else, It's something to look into as a last ditch effort.

I bring up the bios because on some systems there is a setting that for some functions may or may not need to be changed. If you know how to get to the bios, you should check this. Again, I dont reccomend changing bios setting unless you have experience in this area. I will let you do your own research on this area.

Now for Windows XP
If you are not running SP1
Quote"Windows XP Service Pack 1 includes bug fixes (over 1700) and product updates including support for USB 2.0." So installing sp1 may resolve the issue.

If you are running SP1
Reference: Microsoft Support XP SP1 USB Support
Quote "You may experience one or more of the following symptoms on your Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1)-based computer: Universal serial bus (USB) devices are not detected when you restart the computer. To resolve the problem upgrade to sp2."

In addition there is a USB update for XP SP1.
Reference: Download Update Original Reference
Quote "Microsoft USB Update for Windows XP SP1. This update addresses the Availability of the Windows XP SP1 USB 1.1 and 2.0 Update issue in Windows XP and is discussed in Knowledge Base Article (KB) Article 822603. Download now to install the Windows XP SP1 USB 1.1 and 2.0 update. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer. "

Something else that you can check is the services.
You can get to the services from the desktop by:
Right click the icon MY COMPUTER>
select MANAGE>
Double Click SERVICES>

Check to see if the Plug and Play service is started and set to automatic
Scroll down and find the PLUG AND PLAY Service>
verify it is set to AUTOMATIC>

Check to see if you have a service titled wireless.
Scroll down and find the WIRELESS CONFIGURATION Service>
verify it is set to AUTOMATIC>
You may not have this service at all.

One final note is that if you cannot get any other resolution, check the registry.
Reference:Micro$oft Plug and Play Tools and Settings
Quote "USB Start Registry path HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PlugPlay Version Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003

Determines when Plug and Play services should be started on a system. The following table lists the accepted values for this registry entry.

Start Values
Value Description
00 Boot. Starts the service during the boot sequence.
01 System. Starts the service when loaded by the I/O subsystem in the kernel.
02 Automatic. Starts the service automatically.
03 Manual. Starts the service when a user initiates it from the control panel or a command line.
04 Disable. Loads the service, but neither the system nor a user can start it." End Quote

User Instructions:
Click the plus symbol beside HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>
Click the plus symbol beside SYSTEM>
Click the plus symbol beside CurrentControlSet>
Click the plus symbol beside Services>
Click directly on the word PlugPlay>
In the right window, right click on the word START>
Select Modify>
If the number is not 2, change it to 2, and select OK>
On the toolbar select File>
Select Exit>
Restart, and see if this fixed the issues. If not try setting it to 0 (zero).

NOTE that it is not wise to edit the registry if you are not experienced.

You should always research changes that a system upgrade will affect before upgrading.
List of fixes included in Windows XP Service Pack 2 Universal serial bus devices are not detected intermittently when you start or resume the computer

Technical USB info.
Micro$oft USB info

XP SP2 Info.
Microsoft xp sp2 support
More xp sp2 info
pcmag sp2 info
sp2 built-in firewall info
Micro$oft help and support
Some programs seem to stop working after you install Windows XP Service Pack 2
TECHREPUBLIC: What to do when the Windows sp2 break
How to check if you have USB 2.0

Told you there was a lot involved. I Hope someone out there has come across a simple fix.

[edit on 5-12-2004 by makeitso]

[edit on 5-12-2004 by makeitso]

posted on Dec, 5 2004 @ 07:34 PM
thank you so much...

sry i did not give you that much info. but you were helpful...

so far, the problem has not repeated itself but if it does i will use your info...

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