USB Hard drive cable crashes broadband internet

  Grantrh 16:23 23 Dec 2007

I have one of these cables:
click here

and a netgear wireless router and integrated ADSL2+ Modem.
When I use this cable to connect a hard drive to my PC, my connection to broadband internet crashes.
Can anyone tell me why or how to stop it happening?
Thanks for any help offered.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:09 23 Dec 2007

Try another USB port or run from a powered Hub

the port you are using shares power with the one for the USB modem, between them they are taking too much power causing th modem to crash.

  Grantrh 20:31 23 Dec 2007

Thanks Fruitbat but,
My modem is not usb powered - it is plugged into the ethernet port and runs from the mains.

  Grantrh 15:34 25 Dec 2007


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