I'm really hoping someone out ther has an answer to this dilema I'm facing... I'm trying to re-setup my girlfiriend's computer, and am hitting a wall with the Wireless G adapter. Below are the specs:
Athlon XP 2000+
MSI KT4V (MS-6712)
ASUS 9200 AGP
Plextor PX712A DVDRW
Lite-On LTR-52327S CDRW
Hitachi 60GB Hard-Disk
Canopus ADVC 1394 Video Capture Card
Setup of the above has gone well, so now I am installing the following:
D-Link DWL-520 Wireles G Adapter
It seems to install fine and is working, until I plug in either of the following:
USB external Hard-Drive
WACOM Tablet (USB)
The system now runs unstable, with frequent pauses and regular freezing up (The USB devices did not cause any trouble when running them prior to installing the wireless adapter). I have looked this up on-line and have found many discussions on forums about people facing similar issues with various brands of wireless adapters, and the one thing they all seem to have in common is the Atheros chipset.
One interesting bit of news that I ran acros today seems to point to a latency problem of the PCI bus on the VIA chipset (she has the KT400) (See the link below at the section called "VIA PCI Latency Patch"):
Any help would definately be appreciated!