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Anonymous
November 13, 2004 4:22:00 AM

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Today, I happily received my Addonics CardBus USB 2.0 adapter.
Unfortunately, it is not working on my Dell Inspiron 2650. When I try DVD
burning (using Nero) to my external USB burner, it just freezes at writing
the leadin. When I place my USB flash drive into it, it will display the
contents, but when then clicking on another drive in Windows Explorer
(WinXP Pro SP2), the system freezes.

At http://addonics.com/support/faqs/usb_troubleshooting_re...
I see:

"Computer lock up when plug in the Addonics USB devices
This problem most likely caused by the USB is on legacy setting in the BIOS
when plug in a USB 2.0 device. Disable the legacy setting should resolve
the problem."

But I can't find anything about USB in the BIOS setup.

My USB devices are working fine in the USB 1.1 internal port (except the
expected slow speed).

I would appreciate help on this.

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Tom McCune
November 13, 2004 4:49:19 AM

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In comp.sys.laptops Tom McCune <news1@delete_thismccune.cc> wrote:
: Today, I happily received my Addonics CardBus USB 2.0 adapter.
: Unfortunately, it is not working on my Dell Inspiron 2650. When I try DVD
: burning (using Nero) to my external USB burner, it just freezes at writing
: the leadin. When I place my USB flash drive into it, it will display the
: contents, but when then clicking on another drive in Windows Explorer
: (WinXP Pro SP2), the system freezes.

Are there any driver conflicts in Device Manager?

Do you have the latest BIOS for your laptop?

Have you downloaded the latest drivers from the manufacturer?

http://www.addonics.com/support/download/cardbus.asp

If this doesn't help, I would figure out which manufacturer's chipset
this device uses (Device Manager -> Universal Serial Bus controllers)
I have a D-Link Cardbus to USB 2.0 adaptor that uses an NEC chipset,
and I have had absolutely no problems using it with my Toshiba 1415.
I have not had to disable the USB 1.1 ports at all - I sometimes use
both USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 ports at the same time (mouse). I have
burned many DVDs and used external hard drives with no problem.

If your adaptor does not use an NEC chipset, you might try the D-Link
card instead.

Andrew
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Anonymous
November 13, 2004 7:15:41 AM

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usenetMYSHOES@bizaveMYSHOES.com (Andrew) wrote in
news:axcchjuhj98243463409@bizaveMYSHOES.com:

> Are there any driver conflicts in Device Manager?

I can't find any conflicts there.


> Do you have the latest BIOS for your laptop?

I got this just before the 2650s were discontinued. However, I checked
and saw the current BIOS is A13, and I only had A05, so did do the
update.

> Have you downloaded the latest drivers from the manufacturer?

I had. However, I emailed the company, and they sent me even newer
drivers (I was shocked to hear back so quickly). The only change is that
now I can click on my USB flash drive in Windows Explorer and then click
on another drive and browse there. However, I still cannot burn to my
external USB DVD burner, and I get a freeze if I try to copy a file to
the USB flash drive.

> http://www.addonics.com/support/download/cardbus.asp
>
> If this doesn't help, I would figure out which manufacturer's chipset
> this device uses (Device Manager -> Universal Serial Bus controllers)
> I have a D-Link Cardbus to USB 2.0 adaptor that uses an NEC chipset,
> and I have had absolutely no problems using it with my Toshiba 1415.
> I have not had to disable the USB 1.1 ports at all - I sometimes use
> both USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 ports at the same time (mouse). I have
> burned many DVDs and used external hard drives with no problem.
>
> If your adaptor does not use an NEC chipset, you might try the D-Link
> card instead.

They do appear to be NEC.

I updated by extracting the drivers to a folder, then launching
W_Setup.exe, and rebooting.

BTW, the new BIOS setup still does not show anything about USB.

Thanks for the reply.

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Tom McCune
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Anonymous
November 13, 2004 9:46:07 AM

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Did the card come with a separate power supply? Have you plugged it in?

I have a similar card, and on two laptops (including the Inspiron 2100), it
WILL NOT work reliably without external power EVEN if the connected device
has its own power.

Tom
"Tom McCune" <news1@DELETE_THISmccune.cc> wrote in message
news:NTfld.5257$qv5.2769@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> usenetMYSHOES@bizaveMYSHOES.com (Andrew) wrote in
> news:axcchjuhj98243463409@bizaveMYSHOES.com:
>
>> Are there any driver conflicts in Device Manager?
>
> I can't find any conflicts there.
>
>
>> Do you have the latest BIOS for your laptop?
>
> I got this just before the 2650s were discontinued. However, I checked
> and saw the current BIOS is A13, and I only had A05, so did do the
> update.
>
>> Have you downloaded the latest drivers from the manufacturer?
>
> I had. However, I emailed the company, and they sent me even newer
> drivers (I was shocked to hear back so quickly). The only change is that
> now I can click on my USB flash drive in Windows Explorer and then click
> on another drive and browse there. However, I still cannot burn to my
> external USB DVD burner, and I get a freeze if I try to copy a file to
> the USB flash drive.
>
>> http://www.addonics.com/support/download/cardbus.asp
>>
>> If this doesn't help, I would figure out which manufacturer's chipset
>> this device uses (Device Manager -> Universal Serial Bus controllers)
>> I have a D-Link Cardbus to USB 2.0 adaptor that uses an NEC chipset,
>> and I have had absolutely no problems using it with my Toshiba 1415.
>> I have not had to disable the USB 1.1 ports at all - I sometimes use
>> both USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 ports at the same time (mouse). I have
>> burned many DVDs and used external hard drives with no problem.
>>
>> If your adaptor does not use an NEC chipset, you might try the D-Link
>> card instead.
>
> They do appear to be NEC.
>
> I updated by extracting the drivers to a folder, then launching
> W_Setup.exe, and rebooting.
>
> BTW, the new BIOS setup still does not show anything about USB.
>
> Thanks for the reply.
>
> --
> Tom McCune
Anonymous
November 13, 2004 4:34:34 PM

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"Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in
news:U7GdnaY93-HqbgjcRVn-tg@comcast.com:

> Did the card come with a separate power supply? Have you plugged it
> in?
>
> I have a similar card, and on two laptops (including the Inspiron
> 2100), it WILL NOT work reliably without external power EVEN if the
> connected device has its own power.

Hi Tom,

Thanks for the suggestion. I had tried it both ways, and it didn't matter.

Thanks to someone suggesting I use this Dell update, it is now working
fine:

<http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/type.aspx?c=u...
&l=en&s=dhs&SystemID=INS_PNT_P4N_2650&category=0&os=WW1&osl=en&deviceid=
4700&devlib=27>

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