Question about Hawking Hi-Gain Wireless 802.11g/b (hwu54d)
I swear this used to work and does not now. I have a 15ft cable between the adapter and my laptop so I can reach it to the window. When I plugged into a USB port it would sometimes fail to recognize the adapter. Unplugging it and plugging it in again would usu. fix the problem. Thinking it might be a bad cable, I have just bought a Cable Unlimited USB 2.0 Active Extension cable. Now if I plug the adater directly into the port it works fine and the WLAN kicks off ok. If I plug the extension cable in betwen the adapter and the computer I get "New Device Detected" and it thinks the device is a USB2.0 Hub, and it can't find a driver for it. The lights on the adapter light up, so a connection is indeed there. Is there any way to tell Windows that this is NOT a USB2.0 Hub and is really my Hawking HWU54D adapter and it should use that driver? Thanks guys.
1..... THE 15FT CABLE WILL WORK PERFECTLY SO LONG US U DONT OVERLOAD THE USB PORT - THIS IS SOME ELECTRONIC EXPLANTION, THE USB PORT HAS VERY LIMITED CURRENT AND 5VOLTS ONLY, ANY LENGTHY CABLE SPECIALY LOW QUALITY OR WEAR AND TEAR ON THE CABLE WILL LEAD TO SUCH RESULTS.
2.....OVERLOAD ON USB PORT CAN BE IN TWO WAYS, AS ABOVE OR TOO MANY ITEMS COONECTED TO A USB PORT ..ESPECIALLY WITH ATTACHED USB CABLE EXTENSION CABLES. REMOVE OTHER DEVICES USING USB PORT AND ONLY USE YOUR HAWKING.
THE SECOND PART OF YOUR QUESTION IS ABOUT MERGING THE ACTIVE USB XTENSION CABLE AND THE PASSIVE ONE- IT SHOULD WORK FINE HOWEVER FOR YOUR CASE THE OLD CABLE IS THE CULPRIT. "Technical explanation..the old cable due to its wear and tear is impacting the total Line Impedance "resistance" to levels too high such that the active extension cable might detect the old cable alone as a devise attached without even pluging in your usb device -Hawking.:: consequentially windows will show all sorts of jurgon messages
not limited to "usb 2.0 hub" only... "un recognised device" etc.
Sorry Get Rid of the old 15ft cable.
Otherwisely make your own cables .Heres How .
1. get Computer networking cable FTP CAT 5e or stranded FTP CAT 5e.
2.. cut next to the Usb adapters end and replace the entire length of the cable with this FTP cable. . You have to solder or join manually according to color codes at the tail and head.
3. Sorry more clearer explanation ::. FTP cable has 4 pairs of twisted wires namely brown,orange,green and blue.
4. usb has 4 wires (after cutting and stripping slightly)
5. for each wire in the usb end connect to 1 pair at the ftp then do the same at the other end of the ftp.
6. this homemade cable will work upto 20 meter appx. 60ft
7. try and let me know klabatt*yahoo.com
Posted on Mar 14, 2008
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