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Q: USB Ports not recognizing

My wife plugged in our digital camera tonight to her Toshiba laptop, for some reason, it won't recognize the camera, it also did this with her palm pilot too. Any thoughts? XP Home

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pc was freezing up...hit restore...now i keep getting alert saying usb port not recognized. tried putting usb memory stick in each usb plug and its not showing any of the 3 drives we had.
 

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I have a message that shows up as "One of the USB devices attached to the computer has malfunction, and window does not recognize it". Now I have unplugged and uninstalled my device on device manager and when I plug it back in again it will say hardware has been found, and then it goes back to the same problem USB not recognized. I have window XP and I have a Mp3 a sansa clip and I have tried going to tthe device manager and to see if I see the problem the only thing that I see is that it say's "Unknown device". But I went to my help and support of my conputer for infomation on how to fix the problem, but that didn't help because it say's look for a yellow marking of the item that is unknown click and unistall and reinstall again, and I did and it doesn't work. I have tried just about everything that I can think of to even doing a hardware scan changes and ran a scan and virus, adware, disk clean up and defragment and to even downloading a device that will show me that if I need to update components and it showed that I have the sansa clip on computer, but I can't find it on my computer it just say unknown device:. If you can a solution please I would gladly appreicated the help. Thank you Tinkie
 

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For no reason today my machine froze....after that my USB ports would not work. I've enabled USB2.0, enabled USB2.0, reinstalled the Intel Chipset Driver, updated XP with SP2 (although I already had it), set the ports to 1.1, checked the jump drive (USB device) on several other computers, searched Microsoft, searched the Internet.....I can't find any answer or fix. Any...ANY....insights would be much MUCH appreciated.

Machine Stuff:
Mobo: Soltek 915GPro-FGR
Processor: Intel P4 2.8 GHz
Ram: 1gb

Please help.
 

A:XP SP2 not recognizing USB ports.....I've tried it all.

Possibilities:

1) One of your USB devices have faulted, or is causing a resource conflict (or similar)
-- Remove all USB devices, and reboot.

2) Your USB chip/ports have been damaged.
-- Find a spare HardDisk or bacjup your data and re-install Windows and see how that goes.

3) Your Power Supply Unit (PSU) isnt supplying enough power to your PC (usually caused by a Video card upgrade). Try a more powerful PSU ... 400watts should do the trick

4) Bad memory (RAM) can cause wierd problems. run memtest for an hour to make sure your memory is ok. go to w w w . memtest . o r g
 

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Please help! My USB are showing that it is not recognized. Can you help me?
 

A:My USB ports are not recognizing my new IPOD

IPOD like 2.0 usb ports. Is that what your system is running? Jazz
 

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I have a refurbished  HP Compaq 8200 Elite Convertible Minitower PCThe USB ports (front and rear) do not recognize any devices including USB Mouse and KeyboardI've upgraded to the latest     "Intel(r) 6 Series/c200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 1c2D  and  1C26When I plug a generic optical mouse in,  I can see it listed in device Manager as "Other Devices"  and tried to update the driver but I can seem to find a generic driver..  I think the issue is more bout the USB ports not recognizing any devices?Please help

A:USB Ports not recognizing devices

i have the same problem. I had 8200 minitower with windows 7. Everything worked fine. After upgrading to windows 10 the annoying things starts. In safe mode everything works propperly. In device manager usb-hub stops with code 43. Neither of possible drivers has solved the problem. intel 9.xxx driver didnt work, intel 10.xxx driver failed too. My temporary solution is NEVER turn off PC. It works for me since one week

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Hi all.

Here's one for you:

THE PROBLEM:

My USB ports recognize all storage devices (large or thumb drive). They recognize my usb splitter hug. And they recognize my game controller.

They do NOT recognize: (all these devices work fine on other computers)

My external sound card (although it does draw power).
My other external sound card (no power here).
Any of the 3 USB mice I've tried (2 wireless and 1 wired).

With the non-working devices, usually it just says "device not recognized" and in the device manager I get error 43.

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BACKGROUND:

Running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit on my Toshiba Satellite a505-s6986.

A little while back I had a virus or something (antivirus was popping up with something every couple of seconds). Tried to get rid of it and wasn't sure what was up. When I tried to restart, I'd get blue screens of death. So I backed up my data and decided to restore to factory condition.

Computer was acting a little weird; I may have messed up the install when I thought it was hanging (it kept restarting and telling me it was "starting for the first time" every time). Eventually it ran sysprep, told me something different ("preparing to start for the first time" I think) but hung there. So I said, ok, new strategy.

Long story short, I ended up taking the laptop to a friend with a completely reformatted drive (partition gone). We did a fresh install of Windows 7, this time with SP1 righ... Read more

A:USB ports only recognizing certain devices

I'm thinking on your problem. It would be of help if you would fill in your system specs ((My System Specs)) completely. Remove you splitter hub and try all devices again. One at a time.

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Hi,

I have a Hp Pavillion and on it are 3 usb ports the 1 on the right works fine with all devices but the 2 left ones wont work at all no matter the device, I have tried installing all drivers.

In device manager under > Other Devices > hidden devices I can see my logitech gaming mouse g500 but it doesnt work, Also in other devices is a Universal serial bus(USB) Controller which has a Yellow ! on it but I cant find a driver to it what could be stopping the ports from working.

They both work in linux and Windows 8 Just not windows 7.

Thanks

solved it. I used PCI Vendor Database.

A:2x USB Ports not recognizing Devices

Glad you have solved your issue. Well done.

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So originally my problem was that my computer all of a sudden stopped recognizing my camera. All i used to do is plug in my camera (Canon Powershot A560) and the little blue button would come on which i would press and uploading would commence. Now no blue light, nothing. After a bit of research i decided to just bypass and get a cheap memory card reader (SD). So i finally got that in the mail and plugged her in and.......NOTHING. Actually, not nothing......i get the following warning/error:

USB device not recognized.

One of the USB devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned, and windows does not recognize it. (yellow exclamation point)

This thing is brand new. Is it a faulty USB port?

More to the story.......in the device manager my "Network Controller" has a yellow question mark and exclaimation by it. Is this related? I think it's all related but i can't figure it out.

Before this all happened i installed a wireless PCI adapter. Not sure it has anything to do with this but i just thought i'd thow it out there.

Is it driver related or something?

Thanks in advance.
 

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hi

i recently updated my computer and installed win xp. i have 4 usb ports total on my computer, 2 in the back and 2 on the side. the 2 usb ports on the back of the pc work fine however my computer isn't recognizing and reading the 2 on the side. they used to work fine but now they don't.

any suggestions?

thanks greg
 

A:computer not recognizing usb ports

Have you checked the internal cabling to it. Could just have dropped off / got snagged round something while doing an upgrade. Alternatively, check in your Device list, to see if there's anything shown up as baing unknown or disabled.

Rich.
 

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USB help please. I recieved from work a new/ factory refurbished ASUS laptop with Windows 7 64 bit a couple of weeks back. What I have noticed right away is with the PC up and running, if I plug a USB device into one of the front ports it works fine for the time being. If I unplug it and plug it back in - it's like it "just got lost" . Device manager shows it but with out a com port number assigned and the software that was using that device now cant connect. When you select com ports in the application software ( not importanat here ) that com port now says "None". It's like it just vanished and will not recognize on the re-connect.
This is important for me because the devices I am programming require to be power-cycled to enter set-up mode, thus creating the "unplug/ re-plug" condition for the USB port.
The PC has next to nothing loaded on it and I have done the current updates both from ASUS and Microsoft. Any help is appreciated. JD
 

A:USB Ports and Win. 7 - They quit recognizing

are you using the safely remove icon in the taskbar before removing
 

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Everything was working fine until I tried to print something. I got a message that the device (printer) was not recognized and to click on the balloon. The I got the message that none of my USB ports were recognized. How can this just all-of-a-sudden happen? I tried uninstalling and reinstalling my printer but the problem seems to be with the USB ports themselves. When I check in Device Manager I am told that all the ports are working properly. However, none of the ports are recognized and just a couple of days ago, everything worked fine. I have no idea of what to do and any help will be greatly appreciated!
 

A:Computer not recognizing any USB ports...

This could be a power supply problem
 

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My USB ports are not recognizing devices, I've reinstalled all the drivers for everything i can think of, its not the actual port because I'm still receiving power to the ports because my phone will charge just not recognize. I actually did a factory reset on my laptop and it is still not working, what do I do? I have a Toshiba satellite laptop, model # L505D-S5965. Any help would be much appreciated.
 

A:USB Ports Not Recognizing Devices! HELP PLEASE

Please do not start more than one thread for the same issue.

Closing duplicate.
 

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ok, i've taken this problem to a few people and they don't know what to tell me. i'm hoping someone here can.

my problem is that my desktop computer (a dell dimension E521 with windows xp) will not recognize any keyboards through my usb ports. take into consideration that i'm stuck at my login screen and cannot actually get "in to" my computer.

the keyboard recognizes that its plugged in, as the number lock light is lit up. however, when i try scroll lock, or caps lock, it doesn't respond. something else i should mention is that the usb mouse i have works fine, and the keyboard works fine too on other computers. i've also tried 2 other keyboards on my desktop, with neither of them being recognized.

the keyboard obviously isn't broken, since it works on other computers and my ps3. the usb ports all recognize the mouse, so i'm not entirely sure the usb ports are the problem.

what should i do about this? i have really important files i need from this computer, along with my music and picture libraries. ask more questions if you need to, i'll be watching this thread for any answers, or any questions i can answer.

(also, my tower lacks the old fashioned assigned keyboard port, so i cannot use that type of keyboard)
 

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Hey lads,

So I am not a computer genius, but I am not completely clueless and I have been struggling with this issue for a while now. I have searched high and low trying to find a solution.

My computer will recognize the two usb ports on the rear of my cpu (I also have 2 on the front). The two on the front however are not only not recognized in Device Manager, but when I plug a device such as my thumb drive or mouse it seems to turn the power off of the rear ports. Eg. If my mouse is plugged into one of the USB ports on the rear, and I plug my thumb drive into one of the front ports, my mouse will completely turn off and will not return until the other device is unplugged and Windows is restarted. I am not sure if this is a driver or hardware issue or what, but any help would be much appreciated as I am a student who has very little money to replace things.

Computer Specs as follows:

Asus Computer with Intel Pentium 4 CPU, 2.40GHz
512 MB of RAM
Windows XP PRO SP3
NVidia Geforce 100/200 graphics card

I am not sure what other info you may need, but if you ask I will tell.

Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope lol.

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I am writing for a friend that I am trying to help. He has a 7 mo. old Compaq with Windows XP Home. I plug the Palm Pilot into any of the 6 USB ports and it does not see it. I do get a message that says "when Com 1 is free" it will do a Hot Sync. The only other hardware plugged into a USB port is his printer and that works fine. The Palm works fine on my computer so I know it is not the problem. thank you for some help
 

A:USB Ports not recognizing Palm Pilot

I am thinking this has to go under PDA/Other..
Take a look at the Palm hotsync manager (the red and blue swirl on the bottom right corner of your PC) and see what its set to sync with. Its probably set to sync via serial. Take the checkmark off everything except USB.
 

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All of a sudden my usb ports stopped recognizing devices, I'm still for sure getting power to the ports and devices it is just not recgnozing what they are. I tried system restore, uninstalling usb drivers and reinstalling them, updating every driver i could think of, turning my computer off and taking out the battery. I know this is a common problem but every solution I have read on any forum isn't working. I have a toshiba laptop by the way.
 

A:Solved: USB ports not recognizing devices

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I was using my laptop at home and was trying to connect a USB external hard drive. About one second after I connected the device, I get a pop-up saying the device was not recognized or the device malfunctioned (which isn't the case as the device works on other computers). I tried using a thumb drive, a USB mouse and a headset, only to get the same pop-up. The computer has the Intel 4th Gen i7 4500, and is currently running Windows 8.1 (x64). When I checked the Universal Serial Bus Controllers using the Device Manager, I see four items:1. Generic USB Hub2. Intel(R) 8 Series USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 - 9C263. USB Root Hub4. USB xHCI Compliant Host ControllerThe fourth controller has a warning sign beside it, and when I click on the controller, it says "the device cannot find enough free resources that it can use. (Code 12)" When I try to update the driver, or delete then re-install, nothing changes. I've tried downloading the USB 3.0 eXtensible (...) driver which I've read could be the fix, and it says that the machine doesn't meet the system requirements. I feel like I'm missing an "Intel(R) 8 Series" controller seeing as the one I have says "#1", but whenever I scan for new drivers or driver updates, nothing comes up. Please help. :( 

A:XPS 13 9333 USB Ports Not Recognizing Any Device

Genius.  Pure, expletive genius.
I had this problem and solved it using a slightly modified version of your technique.  I disabled all 3 BIOS options at the same time, restarted and logged in.  The offending xHCI device was gone.  I then proceeded with a cycle of restarting and re-enabling them one by one (with restarts and logins into Windows each time to check Device Manager).  Once they were all re-enabled, the problem was gone from Device Manager and the touch screen worked again.
Thanks a bunch for the fix.
RS

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During the last days I've been dealing withe issue that my laptop is not recognizing the usb ports and wifi. After several restarts, it works fine. My drivers are up-to-date, so I don't know why I'm having this awful issue.

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My USB ports will not recognize audio devices when plugged in. All other USB devices work. I just updated all of my drivers on the HP website but the problem still exists. These devices just show up under the Other devices tab of the device manager and say that their drivers are out of date. But these devices do not need their own drivers to operate. I was wondering if anyone else has encountered this problem and could help

I am operating on windows 8.1
 

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Hello, this is my first post on these forums, but I've gotten a lot of help here before from reading other threads. I'm now stuck with a weird issue that I can't figure out myself.

I was moving my stationary win7 computer between appartments today, as I do a lot. When i plugged it in at the new place, my usb headset and usb mouse were not working. They lit up, and the computer recognized them, but would not install any driver (immediately said that windows could not install the drivers), so I couldn't use my mouse or headset. Windows still thought that the headset was working, since the green bars were moving while i tried to play sound, and I could still change the volume through the headset. The only thing that was working as before was my Logitech G15 keyboard. I use a Logitech G35 headset and mx518 mouse, but the Logitech driver software would not recognize those two anymore either. I tried uninstalling the software, but it did not help. They were still not working at all. Reinstalling the software didn't help either. I tried deleting the USB-hub from device manager and rebooting, but no luck. I tried unplugging the computer for a while, but that did nothing either.

The only way I get my headset and mouse to work now is by plugging them both into my keyboard, which has 2 USB ports. Note that the keyboard still works just fine in all the motherboard's USB-ports, so the ports should not be faulty. I really don't understand what the prob... Read more

A:USB-ports not recognizing devices properly

That does sound very odd. After a completely fresh install then the only things left are the devices themselves. Is there a chance they were damaged? Were they still plugged in when you moved the pc or suddenly pulled the power cable?
 

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Hi, I am a first time user of this site, I have a Acer Aspire 5001 Wl Mi Laptop running windows xp. The usb ports will only recognize one type of Flash stick(first that was used), they operate ok with the mouse plugged in, but not other sticks. I may have removed some programs in the past, and may have removed something that was important for these ports. Can someone please suggest, how I may start to find the root of this problem. As I am a relative beginner to computer fixing, your instructions would be much appreicated.

Many thanks
Liam
 

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Hey ppl, i have a problem.

I just newly made my PC. It has a Intel P35 Media series motherboard, and one of those new 45 nm core 2 duo processors at 2.53 GHz. ive got 2GB of 800 MHz RAM, and my SATA HDD and the IDE optical drives are all connected perfectly. the problem is that when i try to install the drivers that came with the motherboard, my USB ports just stop working, nothing that goes in gets detected. This happens after the 3rd or 4th restart needed by the computer to install the drivers. Specifically, its after the PC installs the audio drivers that this happens. After this happens, I can get into the BIOS and everything before Windows starts (XP) but afterwards, it doesnt detect anything. The biggest problem is that the p35 series has no PS/2 socket for the keyboard/mouse. Thus, i cant use either of them to try and uninstall the audio driver. Can anyone help me with this prob?? Id greatly appreciate it. Thanks.
 

A:Newly Built PC Not Recognizing the USB ports

You can either try to start Windows in Safe Mode and uninstall the sound drivers or you could try temporarily disable the onboard sound in the BIOS. If the sound is disabled, the driver shouldn't load and maybe you can uninstall it then.

If you can get past this problem, go to Intel's website and download the latest drivers available for your motherboard and try installing them.
 

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summary of problem. Running HP Compaq Presario..Windows XP Home edition.
Thursday I went to plug in digital Camera via cord to USB Prot#2. Message said device malfunctioned.
Tried again. No change (I have used same port, same device many times before ...no problem)
decided to Uplug my HP Printer, and try Dig Camera in USB Port #1.. Same Problem...
NEXT was big surprise, decided camera may be damaged so went to re-attach HP Printer and NOW IT says Printer has malfunctioned.. same message..
later tried Flash Memory Stick.. Surprise... same error...

Even HP Tech support agrees it is not hardware but software problem...

any suggestions, since I tried searching through Windows Tech Support... little help so far... so thought I would try here... my first attempt.
UserLGM
 

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I am trying to help my friend with his computer. It is a 7 month old Compaq and when I plug the Palm Pilot into any of the USB ports it does not work. It says when Com 1 is free it will do a Hot Sync. I can't find anything on Com 1. Any suggestion would be appreciated. The only other thing plugged into a USB port is the printer and it works fine. I brought it home and tried it on my computer and it works fine. thank you
 

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Hi

I'm new to the forum. I'm having major issues with this computer that I need for work and I'm trying to figure out what went wrong

My Toshiba Satellite L305 (which is running on VISTA) got the blue screen when I restarted it today because my wireless was not working. It was showing there's no wireless signals available but there are. On top of that my USB ports aren't being recognized. There's no error message or anything it's like I'm not even putting anything into them.

Please help

I just realized I posted this in the wrong section. It belongs under VISTA instead of XP.
 

A:Toshiba not recognizing USB ports or wireless signals

Sounds like the drivers aren't installed. Do you know how to get into the device manager and evaluate it?
 

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I have an Acer Aspire M5 481PT-6644 running Windows 8.1. While using a wireless mouse, the mouse became disconnected from my computer (not physically disconnected, but an error message popped up saying the device was not recognized). I pulled out the USB wireless transmitter, plugged it back in, and it re-connected with my computer. Shortly thereafter the mouse became disconnected again (same thing as before with an error message) and now no USB device will connect to my computer. I will get power from the USB port, but it will never recognize devices and nothing shows up when I scan for new devices.
My computer has 2 usb 3.0 ports and neither port works. I made sure to try multiple devices and check that these were working on other computers.
I first tried deleting all of the USB drivers (every driver listed under the "Universal Serial Bus Controller" section in the device manager) and then restarting the computer, but the problem remained.

I tried using a system restore point, but the USB ports still weren't recognizing devices even after the restore (though I am not 100% the restore point was far enough back since I tried a lot of different things before doing the restore).

I changed the power settings for the USB port so that the power was always on, still nothing (I was always getting power through the ports, it just wasn't recognizing devices).

I went to some computer techs and they had me change the boot order in BIOS and used a USB thumb dri... Read more

A:USB Ports not recognizing any devices, but still providing power

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Hi

I'm new to the forum. I'm having major issues with this computer that I need for work and I'm trying to figure out what went wrong

My Toshiba Satellite L305 (which is running on VISTA) got the blue screen when I restarted it today because my wireless was not working. It was showing there's no wireless signals available but there are. On top of that my USB ports aren't being recognized. There's no error message or anything it's like I'm not even putting anything into them.

Please help

I accidentally posted this under XP instead of Vista so I just moved it.
 

A:Toshiba not recognizing USB ports or wireless signals

would you post back an image of device manager

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{Device Manager}
Post back the results in device manager
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC
Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
windows 7
start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager

network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there
are there any ! ? or X
post a screen shot of the device manager - network adapters

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here
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It would also be useful to see any images where the device has a yellow ! or ?
in device manager
view
show hidden device
 

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I've had this Notebook for almost 5 years and she's been great. Still is.  But more and more often the usb ports and the slot for a scandisk memory card just wont be acknowledged, and it's driving me nuts. They aren't lose, or dirty. It pretty much just sits around to be my pc, and doesn't get moved. what on earth could be wrong?   

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I built my computer about a month ago. Everything was working fine until recently. Two USB ports built into the EVGA 680i SLI motherboard stopped working and the front 2 USB ports on my Antec 900 stopped working. I have tried everything that deals with hardware but none of that has fixed it. Has anyone had this problem with Vista and their computer? I would like to know how to fix this problem.

Thanks!
 

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I have two routers connected at home.

A linksys BEFSX41 is connected to the cable modem and to two PC's via the rj45 cables.
The Linksys ise setup with DHCP enabled.
Router Address 192.168.1.1
DHCP range 100 .. 150

The second router is a netgear WGR614 v3 with 4 rj45 ports a WAN port and wireless WAP.
This Router has the DHCP disabled
Router address is 192.168.1.10

The two routers are connected via a standard ethernet cable.

On PC is connected to the WGR614 via the ethernet cable.
Its default gateway and dns are 192.168.1.10 (router its plugged into)

The PC can access the Internet... but can not ping other local devices on the other router....

How do I get the various PC's on the different routers to recognize each others.

For example:
PC 1 - ip address 192.168.1.101 is on the Linksys router and can access the internet.
PC 2 - ip address 192.168.1.103 is on the netgear router and can access the internet.
Neither PC can ping the other PC.
 

A:Connecting two routers. Not recognizing ports on each router

the easy way to do this will be to setup your machines with static ip adress and on the tcp/ip properties click on advanced on the Ip settings tab add the Ip adress of the machine you want to share files with and the subnet mask
 

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I have always had trouble getting this laptop to recognize what I plug into the USB ports, but usually could get it pick up what I plug in if I tried the different ports several times. At the moment, I'm trying to get the computer to recognize a GoPro 4 Silver when I plug it in. I can get the device to charge, but the computer doesn't seem to recognize it. I troubleshooted on the GoPro side, and all is in order there. I updated the BIOS last week, and today updated everything that said "USB" in the list of driver updates.  Running out of ideas - please help! Thanks so much!-Ann  

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Win 10 is a new adventure for me. Relatively new Dell Inspiron 5555 that I have been running without issue since March. Plug and play two WD portable drives, several memory sticks/SD Cards and two different Garmin GPSs without issue., up until this afternoon.

This morning I installed a piece of software from Abbott Labs to track my diabetes numbers. It requires a simple USB cable with a mini-RCA plug that I don't have and am waiting on.

About an hour ago I started to do an update on one of my GPS units. I plugged in the GPS and fired up Garmin Express. Software open up and cannot find one of the GPSs. Tried plugging in the other unit and eventually it was recognized. Took almost an hour of plugging and unplugging. Troubleshot the system and plugged in two WD portable drives and a SD Card to check for issues with the ports. At first they were not recognized. Now, they have mysteriously been recognized by the computer and are operating.

However, the GPS that I want to do the updates on still isn't being recognized by the system.

As Windows has been updated over the years I am becoming more and more mysterious. I am coming to the conclusion that MS is either performing sorcery or it is just plain FM (Flippin' Magic). Any pointers would be appreciated.

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I have always had trouble getting this laptop to recognize what I plug into the USB ports, but usually could get it pick up what I plug in if I tried the different ports several times. At the moment, I'm trying to get the computer to recognize a GoPro 4 Silver when I plug it in. I can get the device to charge, but the computer doesn't seem to recognize it. I troubleshooted on the GoPro side, and all is in order there. I updated the BIOS last week, and today updated everything that said "USB" in the list of driver updates.  Running out of ideas - please help! Thanks so much!-Ann  

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Hey,

So I just did a clean install of XP on my system and I've been having some very difficult problems setting it up. The motherboard is an Abit IP35 Pro, and I keep putting in the disk to install the drivers and everything seems to go smoothly. I'm using XP Home edition. The computer worked more or less fine for several years and it began to have problems before I wiped it, but I thought they were merely software problems. I've installed Windows SP2 on the computer.

The issue is that even after installing the Intel chipset drivers from the CD, the computer doesn't seem to recognize either the USB drivers or the Ethernet cable that is plugged into it. This makes it especially hard to transfer files to the computer. I don't know if this is normal or not, but when I plug mice and flash drives into the computer that have lights on them, they don't light up as long as Windows is running (when the computer is in BIOS they light up fine). In the device manager screen, the PCI bus device is missing (it has a yellow error signal on it), but if I try to update driver from the CD, it has no effect. I also don't know if this is normal, but I cannot find any "Universal Serial Bus" devices throughout the device manager. I hope all this makes it simpler.

Thanks so much for your help!
 

A:Abit IP35 Pro not recognizing USB or ethernet ports, drivers issue?

Um, does anyone at least know a test I could run to find out whether this is a software or hardware issue? That's my main issue.
 

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For over a year, things were good and then recently it just stopped recognizing my USB 3.0 WD portable hard drive. I tried connecting the drive to another computer with USB 3.0 and it works fine there so I've ruled out the hard drive being the issue. The port still powers the drive and hdd light comes on but nothing else.

When looking at Device Manager I only see USB controller, nothing that specifies USB 3.0 driver. Did Windows update somehow override and install a non working driver? I tried uninstalling all devices under USB and installing latest NEC driver from ASUS but that didn't work either. The asus page for this mobo doesn't have the latest USB driver posted anymore and I tried a different Asus mobo in hopes the drivers would be the same.

When trying to run the NEC USB 3.0 utility, it says USB 3.0 host controller not found. How do I get this working again?

I tried a google search on this issue and came up empty for this specific mobo and this was the only site where I could find coherent knowledge on Win 7 and USB 3.0 issues.

A:Asus AT5IONT-I USB 3.0 ports not recognizing WD portable hard drive

could u post a dxdiag report to do this type dxdiag in the search on your start menu hit enter.

Then hit save all information and copy and paste what is in that txt file onto here

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Hey all so I have forwarded some ports on my router with Airport Utility (NAT port forwarding), but using cmd netstat -n the ports I forwarded aren't listed and using online port checkers confirms they are closed. I added exceptions to my firewall (even though it is off), and windows defender is off, and Avast's shields are all off. I honestly have no idea how to open the ports up and haven't found a way to do this using Windows 8 (not pro).

Anybody have any ideas? It seems like Windows 8 is blocking these ports from opening for some reason. There doesn't seem to be an override function in cmd to open them, either.

In case you're wondering why I need the ports open, I'm trying to resolve a "request timeout" error when pinging somebody on Hamachi - so I'm trying to open the main ports Hamachi uses (I just want to play Terraria, man).

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Ports closed; router forwarded ports, firewalls disabled?

Temporarily add your PC IP into the DMZ and try again , see if the internal/external tests then notice the ports open , this will test if it's a router or PC issue....

Don't forget to take it out of the DMZ after testing...

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My modem-router is in bridged mode (everything is disabled except internet), i have disabled windows firewall i have taken my firewall offline (until this issue is resolved) but still no one can access my server (they can't even join a game if i create a server)

if i go to port checker it says connection refused on all ports except port 80? how do i force open the ports?

i called my ISP and they say they should be open and there not blocking any ports.

I have a static ip address, 24Mbit up 2.5Mbit down.

when i run my filesharing program (for sharing files between my and my clients) and they try to download a file from me it says it will take (99years, 99days, 99 hours) now i don't really have that long to wait

edit: and yes my network properties are configured manually (and not on auto detect) i have no problem accessing the internet myself
 

A:Opening ports, i have the firewall disabled but ports are still blocked

It would be better to open the ports in the running firewall than to turn it off. Firewalls load drivers, running or not. Many firewalls block everything by default when they are turned off so that the machine is protected during boot.

You may need to uninstall some firewalls to get them to open all ports.
 

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This is a brand new custom built PC for web browsing for a motel lobby.

Win7 Home Premium
AMD A4-3300 Llano
MSI A55M-P33 FM1
Rosewill FBM-02 MicroATX Mini Tower

Running latest BIOS and latest drivers downloaded directly from manufacturer's website.

I tried switching between all 3 internal headers and none of them would detect the flash drive.

If I plug the drive in the rear ports it detects right away leading me to suspect the case's ports might be defective but I don't have another USB 2.0 card lying around to confirm.

Based on this info does it seem likely that the front ports themselves are faulty?

A:Front USB ports not working, but rear USB ports work…

You might check to see if the case end of the USB cables are properly plugged into the front panel holding the headers. Some board need more than one brand of USB drivers, Renesas, NEC, etc.

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So I'm sure this isnt' where this goes honestly but putting it out there just to try to help anybody else who struggled with this as long as I did... I ended up getting my two USB ports on the left side (turned out to be my 3.0 ports) to work again when they wouldn't recognize anything. I could use the 2 USB on the right 2.0 ports, but the transfer rate was terrible.  My response on another question where someone had a similar issue... good luck!  "Hi  Not sure if this will help you but I had the same problem, the two left ports were not working on my Dv7. This whole time I thought the right USB were my 3.0 ports so I figured it'd be okay but it's been over a year since I originally had this issue and was doing a bunch of system maintenance so figured I'd look through it again. Anyway, I went to Device Manager through the Computer Management tool. I know you can go straight to device manager, but just giving it to you exactly how I did it. You can just search computer management from Start.  So I selected Device Manager from the menu on the left side and it looked like regular device manager. Went down to Universal Serial bus Controllers... at this point I looked at the action menu on the right and selected more actions, view, and clicked Show Hidden Devices. After that i went through my USB Controllers one by one as I had done many times before and checked them out, tried updating drivers, etc... I noticed underneath the USB Controller... Read more

A:How I fixed my USB ports not working issue. Two ports on lef...

Hi @klark1kent , Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums and Welcome and thanks for the important information. Have a good week. Thanks.

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Installed and used an uninstaller to clean out some old files and apparently removed some important .dlls. Some programs were affected by the removal of the .dlls including MS Office and internet browsers, and I noticed some strange things on the home network on other PCs. Some pages weren't loading flash portions of internet pages. I suspect that the router drivers were somehow compromised, but that problem seems to be under control for now. I reinstalled flash player and shockwave, and I am mostly confident that the browser problems are resolved.

Ran the repair utility on the XP installation disk on the affected machine, and for the most part the original problems seem to have disappeared. MS Office functionality has returned with the flash reinstall and with the XP reinstall. I have reinstalled some drivers including the graphics and monitor drivers, so graphics are good. However, a whole new crop of problems have appeared since the repair installation.

The affected computer is an HP DC7700 small form factor with 6 USB ports on the back and 2 on the front. Additionally, there are also a microphone jack and a headphone jack on the front. The 2 USB ports and the mic and headphone jack on the front both have lost functionality. I use the usb ports frequently with cameras and other small utilities and the mic and headphone jack for voice to text. Pretty important to me to restore functionality of the devices. This is the worst of the problems for now, but I have been ex... Read more

A:USB Ports/Headphone Mic Jack Ports Not Functioning

If you go into device manager, do you see anything with a yellow ! or ? beside it?
Vicks
 

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Hi all,
Well, I was on Vista but it's unstable and slolw and my PC for the moment so I uninstalled it and put my XP home sp2 oem, I plugged my Extern HDD onto one of my 4 USB ports, it says that this device can perform better on a speeder USB 2.0 port but all of my ports are USB 2.0, they all say that, whatever device is.
It's very slow and seeing videos is annoying, I can't, I really need help.
Thanks for your answers.
 

A:Solved: USB 2.0 ports turned into USB slow ports

What was the solution?
 

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I have a problem with my front usb ports/audio ports, a couple days ago I replaced my radiator and unplugged the cord for the front usb ports but it went back in fine and ever since then I would have my headphones plugged in but whenever I took out something from the usb port the headphone/audio stopped working, could there be something wrong with the way I plugged it back in?

Thanks.

A:Problem with usb ports/audio ports

Maybe a hardware problem,check it from u'r computer manufacturer !

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Hi!

My daughter has a lot of Barbie CD-ROM games. There is one game she has that is rather old, yet it is really one of her favorites, Barbie's Magic Genie Bottle. This game came with a life-sized magic genie bottle that acted as a joy-stick. It has a motion sensor jewel on the front that you move your hand in front of, and the top comes off. Each of these things perfomed a function in the game.

I'm sure you can imagine the appeal to an 8-year-old little girl

Now, the problem is, I've gotten a.......hmmm....complete system overhaul, I guess you could say. A new, larger hard-drive, new processor and new motherboard. The OLD system had a gameport on the back of the computer. The new one doesn't. It only has USB ports.

Please, SOMEBODY, tell me that there is some sort of adapter, or someway I can make this Genie Bottle work with this system! If any of you have never lived in a house with an 8-year-old, Barbie-obsessed little girl, you have no idea of the drama and histrionics that are occuring here.

Is there any way I can make a Magic Genie Bottle with a gameport plug work with a tower that now only has USB ports???

Somebody please save me!!
 

A:Is there an adapter for game ports/USB ports?

You could try one of these, never heard much about them so
http://www.radioshack.com/product.a...og_name=CTLG&category_name=&product_id=26-164
 

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A few days ago I installed a USB 3.0 card (to be precise, this one: 2-Port USB 3.0 SuperSpeed PCI-E Controller Card - Free Shipping - DealExtreme). It uses the very common NEC ?PD720200 USB 3.0 controller. I installed the required drivers for Windows 7, and the card worked fine for the first day or so. but not since. Whenever I plug in a USB 3.0 external hard drive, I get a false "This device can perform faster..." message, as if I had plugged the drive in a USB 2.0 port.

The external drive I am using is a Western Digital MyBook Essential 1130. It is definitely a USB 3.0 drive, and came with the required USB 3.0 cable. While the USB 3.0 card was working, I got full-speed transfers to the limit of the hard drive's ability, about 90-100 MB/s. Now I can only get USB 2.0 speeds (33-34 MB/s). Windows insists I have the drive plugged into a USB 2.0 port even though it is plugged directly into the USB 3.0 card.

Things I tried so far:
-rebooting and complete power cycle. No difference.
-plugging the drive into one port or the other. Also no difference.
-Looked in Device manager. No help there either. The controller is recognized as a USB 3.0 device is using the proper NEC drivers.

Other info that may be important:
-No overclocking settings in use.
-I made sure the cable was plugged in all the way. It's in as far as it can go, but the ports will still only act like USB 2.0 ports.

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A:USB 3.0 ports refuse to work as USB 3.0 ports

Go to device manager and go the props of those usb ports.
Click uninstall, now they will disappear.
Now install your drivers again, which came with the card
Reboot.

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So I bought an XPS 8910 and two monitors--U2417H and P2717H.  the tower has two dvi ports in the added-card slot. neither monitor has a dvi port. wondering how to connect the monitors in this configuration. thanks.

A:xps 8910 with two dvi ports; neither monitor has dvi ports

HDMI-to-DVI cables.

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Hey guys, brand new kid here. Fairly computer literate but not a whiz by any means. I had to do a Windows XP System Recovery on my HP desktop PC a few weeks ago and since then my USB 2.0 ports haven't been themselves.

Before when I used my Kingston 4gb SDHC card in my front USB 2.0 ports (as they're labeled) it worked at full speed with no problems. After the System Recovery, when I plug in the card it gives me a message saying "This device could perform faster if it were plugged into a High Speed USB 2.0 Port." The problem is, my Device Manager lists a high speed port and hub on my computer, but I get the same message on all the ports on my computer. I tried updating the drivers and uninstalling and reinstalling them but to no avail.

Is there any way to fix this?
 

A:USB 2.0 Ports working as regular USB ports

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