I have recently got handed down a 3g dongle from my father, from a Portuguese phone company called "tmn".
Yesterday i plugged it in and installed it and all of the drivers successfully. I spent the whole day enjoying fast internet. Now i just go to plug it into my netbook and my netbooks power cuts out. So i boot my netbook up again and it does it a second time. I booted in safe mode to see if i can find any error logs, but i am uncertain on what i am doing to be honest, i am relatively new to Windows errors.
I seem to recall that my father had the same problem with this exact dongle, on several occasions he would also cut out. He has an identical netbook to me. I am currently running on battery, i haven't tried plugging it in running on ac power because i really don't like my netbook shutting down in such a way, i have been trying to keep it error and problem free! But i can try this if someone suggests it
My netbook is an Asus 1005PE. Spec's are:
My dongle software is running in compatibility mode for Windows XP Service Pack 3, with administer privileges.
The reason behind this is it does not seem to currently support windows 7 "officially". But i am certain this is not the problem since the dongle doesn't have a chance to load, it cuts out the instant i plug it into the usb slot.
So i plugged it in with AC Power and it was completely fine... i guessed its to do with power settings or something, until i tried plugging in in with battery again and it worked! I am totally dumbfounded!
If anyone has any suggestions and/or fixes i would love to hear them.