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Removing or plugging in a USB device cuts the internet off.


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zxcymn

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For some reason any time I either plug in or remove a USB device the internet cuts out for at least 60 seconds.

Lately my mouse has been removing itself for about 6 seconds which results in the internet being cut out as a side effect. This happens most often when playing a game, and as you can guess that presents a huge problem.

Anyone have any idea why on earth this cuts the internet out?

Edited by zxcymn, 30 July 2009 - 01:59 PM.

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Well, I determined there was a short in the wire on the neck of the mouse and whenever it was slightly pulled it cut off temporarily. That explains why it happens mostly when playing Counter-Strike: Source; I move the mouse a lot.

However I am still clueless as to why the internet actually cuts out whenever a USB device is plugged in/removed.
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what makes you think that the internet is out when you plug in anything usb...
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Because my web pages stop loading, the internet signal in my system tray says the internet is out, and if I'm in-game I lose connection to the server. It's very easy to determine if a signal is out.

It only stays out for a bit. About 60 seconds sometimes more. It's still pretty annoying however. Especially if I'm in-game and winning lol.
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are you hard wired or wireless...
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Wireless.
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try using a RJ45 CAT6 or CAT5e cable and see if the problem goes away...
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