I have a problem that has been affecting my house network for quite a while now..
When we (anyone in the house) connects our home external hard drive (USB connection - require power by plug) to any computer in the house the router seem to loose it connection to the internet.. (says.. PPDown.. or something).
We have tried some experiments to find out what is causing the problem but I doesn't make sense.
Test1: We disable the network card before inserting USB.. Inserting it.. Internet crashes...
Test2: We unplugged the network cable from the computer then inserted the USB and .. still the internet crashes...
Test2 shows that for some odd reason... it seems as if the power cord is affecting the internet, so we decided to do more tests..
Test3: Just plug in power without turning on device (just to let you know the external hard drive has a power switch which in this case is closed).. internet works fine. (not connected to any computer in anyway)
Test4: Plug in power .. turn on device.. internet crashes... (not connected to any computer in anyway)
This test4 gives me an impression that some file in the hard drive is somehow sending some signal or something through the power network in the house.. affecting the router.
Is it possible that a file can affect from power cord?
Is there a way to fix this without reformatting device?
Thank you for reviewing my problem and hope to be able to fix the problem.
EDIT: I wasn't quit sure which category this was classified.
Edited by BoostJr, 25 March 2008 - 03:13 AM.