Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Networking | DNS
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-17-2009, 11:16 AM   #1
Beta Member
 
tofuhelper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 4
Default USB adapter conflicts with printer?

I just installed a brand new HP photosmart all-in-one printer, and connected it to a USB port in my PC (I have Windows XP). As soon as I did, my D-Link USB adapter stopped working. I can connect just fine when the power to the printer is turned off, but when I turn the printer on, no more internet connection (my adapter connects to the router in my landlord's apartment - he's very generous). I called HP tech support. They said it's not their problem. I called D-Link tech support. They said the channel on the router needs to be set to "1". It is. Does anyone have any ideas for how I can keep my free wireless AND my printer going at the same time? Is this like asking to have your cake and eat it, too?
__________________

tofuhelper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2009, 03:34 PM   #2
Daemon Poster
 
Russel's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,037
Default Re: USB adapter conflicts with printer?

[Shooting in the dark]

Have you tried plugging into different USB ports?

Another thing to try is plugging both devices in and then turning the computer on so that it boots with both devices attached.
__________________

Russel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2009, 03:42 PM   #3
Beta Member
 
tofuhelper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 4
Default Re: USB adapter conflicts with printer?

I'll try both, thanks! The other thing that D-Link support mentioned as a potential problem was the proximity of the printer to the adapter (they're next to each other) - I mean, come on, really?
tofuhelper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2009, 03:51 PM   #4
Daemon Poster
 
Russel's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 1,037
Default Re: USB adapter conflicts with printer?

Quote:
Originally Posted by tofuhelper View Post
I'll try both, thanks! The other thing that D-Link support mentioned as a potential problem was the proximity of the printer to the adapter (they're next to each other) - I mean, come on, really?
I can't hurt to try separating the printer from the adapter.
Russel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2009, 05:44 PM   #5
Site Team
 
celegorm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 10,713
Send a message via AIM to celegorm
Default Re: USB adapter conflicts with printer?

Do you have the most up to date drivers for your motherboard (chipset), the wireless adapter, and the printer?
__________________
"as a fanboy i refuse to admit it and will pull countless things out of my butt to disprove it"

Team Thelegorm! Total Kills: 21 (i iz in uor profile, editsing your sigz)
celegorm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2009, 05:58 PM   #6
Beta Member
 
tofuhelper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 4
Default Re: USB adapter conflicts with printer?

I know I have the most up-to-date drivers for the printer and wireless adapter. The motherboard? I'll have to check on that. Thanks!
tofuhelper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2009, 08:59 AM   #7
Fully Optimized
 
jmacavali's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 4,867
Default Re: USB adapter conflicts with printer?

Did turning the computer on with both devices attached work?
__________________
****************************************
Don't take life too seriously -- no one gets out alive. Plus, who wants to arrive to the hereafter in pristine condition wearing a suit and tie?
I want to slide in sideways, worn out, used up, hair a mess, clothes tattered, & screaming, "Whooo! What a ride!"
****************************************
jmacavali is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-18-2009, 10:51 AM   #8
Beta Member
 
tofuhelper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 4
Default Re: USB adapter conflicts with printer?

Ugh. I haven't had a chance to do anything yet - this is my computer at home and I have been subsumed by work the last couple of days. I will return with a full report! In meantime, suggestions are more than welcome.

OK. I updated the BIOS, and rebooted with both devices plugged in and powered on. The USB wireless adapter wasn't recognized. The only suggestion from you wonderful posters I haven't yet tried is physically separating the printer from the adapter. Would need to buy a cord for that so I am, of course, trying all the free options first!
__________________

tofuhelper is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0