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USB cords won't work with Linksys Wireless-G Network Adapter

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July 1, 2014 4:14:01 PM

I have a Linksys Wireless-G USB Network Adapter Model No. WUSB54GS ver.2.1 and only one of my USB cords works with it, and one with no markings except 'CBL' on the type A side. The two other USB cords I tried with it are USB 2.0's and they wont work with it, wont power up, nothing. I need to buy a 25 foot USB cable for this thing, but dont know if it will work considering the situation. What's going here, and what USB cord should I buy?

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July 1, 2014 4:42:06 PM

These other two USB cords I have are about 3 ft long, why don't they work?
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July 1, 2014 4:42:13 PM

linux-user said:
So this 25ft USB on Amazon is bogus?
http://www.amazon.com/feet-USB-Cable-Printer-Scanner/dp...


It exists. It might not work, though.
USB spec depends on getting a return signal from the device, in a specified time period. Longer cable means a longer time span.
Ergo, some device may not work.
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July 1, 2014 4:44:09 PM

linux-user said:
These other two USB cords I have are about 3 ft long, why don't they work?


Unknown. Does that adapter work with no USB cable? Even a little bit?

WiFi is very dependent on environmental conditions.
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July 1, 2014 4:47:37 PM

Should I get a 3 or 5 meter for this wireless box, and will it even work considering my strange problem?
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July 1, 2014 4:49:39 PM

So it works with one cable. That indicates the thing actually works, and your other cables are faulty.

Get another cable, 5 meters or shorter, and see what happens.
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July 1, 2014 4:52:04 PM

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Unknown. Does that adapter work with no USB cable? Even a little bit?

It receives power from the USB cord, and does not take batteries.
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July 1, 2014 4:55:13 PM

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So it works with one cable. That indicates the thing actually works, and your other cables are faulty.

The other 2 cables came from devices currently in use, so I can say they do in fact work.
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July 1, 2014 4:58:34 PM

linux-user said:
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So it works with one cable. That indicates the thing actually works, and your other cables are faulty.

The other 2 cables came from devices currently in use, so I can say they do in fact work.


That a USB cable works with one device does not automatically mean it works with your WiFi adapter.
Usually yes, but not guaranteed.
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July 1, 2014 5:08:49 PM

I guess I just need to buy a couple USB cords and see what happens...
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