Laptop USB port question

  chrisbenwalker 20:23 05 Oct 2008
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I have an Advent laptop that has 4 USB ports on the side.

If I install a device - EG - A USB wireless mouse, or wireless usb dongle, the device works fine, until I try it in a different port to the one it was installed on.

The wireless dongle for instance, works fine every time when connected to the usb port it was initially installed on, but when connected to one of the other ports, it ask for an installation cd.....

Why would this be?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:28 05 Oct 2008

Each port is configured with the drivers for the device you plugged in.

Wrong port - drivers are reloaded.

  chrisbenwalker 20:30 05 Oct 2008

Right, I did not realise this. Thought all would work the same way as if they were connected to a usb adaptor for example.

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