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I installed a new HP printer today because my old one (also HP) was chomping up my paper when printing. Copied ok. I followed the instructins and (as directed) put the usb cord on last and plugged into back of my computer. There are 4 usb ports on the back of my computer and one was in use so I used an ajacent one. Could not connect to the internet. Went thru whole process again but plugged it into a port below the one I used previously. Instant internet connection. Is there a difference in the ports? I"m guessing so but don't know why.
 

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Just a guess, but the port may have been using the same interupt as the port above it. By using two ports with the same interupt, one of the ports will not work.

Edited: This is assuming that the router for your internet connection was using the other USB port.
 
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There shouldn't be any contention when using USB ports. More likely a dodgy port causing the adjacent one to fail. Faulty soldering in manufacture could cause that kind of problem.
 

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Thanks for the replies. I just thought it was strange that by just changing ports, my problem was solved. All my problems should be solved so easily.:whoopie:
 

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Very strange. It's good that the problem is solved, but if the computer is still under warranty you might want to have your ports checked - plugging a printer into a USB port should have nothing to do with your internet connection.
 

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... There are 4 usb ports on the back of my computer and one was in use so I used an ajacent one. Could not connect to the internet. Went thru whole process again but plugged it into a port below the one I used previously. Instant internet connection. Is there a difference in the ports? I"m guessing so ...

Obviously you are right! :rofl: :rofl:
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I do agree with the others though.

Robert
 

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It could also be the USB cable or the device itself. Did you try removing the cable and re-inserting it into the same slot, or a different cable?

I started having problems with my old ipod on an old computer (it wouldn't recognize it properly, and itunes complained about it), and I fixed it by removing a USB extension cable I'd been using for years. Just by plugging the ipod cable directly into that USB port, the problem went away.

With one of my USB ports on my laptop, even though the port is USB 2.0 and the device is USB 2.0, the software complains when I plug in certain devices because it thinks the port is only a USB 1.0 port. So this stuff often perplexes me as well. And it's difficult to know if it's a software or hardware problem in this case.

Anyway, you did exactly what I would have done. So don't worry about it. :)

-David
 
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