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I've installed ADSL Broadband and it has stopped my wireless mouse from working.

I have installed ADSL Broadband (USB) and the wireless mouse will not work.

If i unplug the broadband box then the mouse starts to work again!

Can anyone help please?

Mat
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auraorange
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auraorange
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savoneCommented:
Check the device managers for conflicts.

right click my computer and goto properties.

then click on the hardware tab then on device manager.  See if anything in there has an exclamation point next to it.  Also check the device you recently installed drivers.
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Technicon-SGCommented:
Best advice I can give...never connect a broadband modem directly into your computer...You should be using a router(Netgear, Linksys, Dlink) and connecting via the Ethernet port...Broadband router are too inexpencive now not to have one.

If your modem does not have ethernet....get one that does :-)

Your issue is probally a driver issue (with the Modem or with the Mainboard USB drivers)...but you should still get a router.
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auraorangeAuthor Commented:
What if it is a USB conflict? can I get around this?

I will not see the PC in question until tomorrow.

And i will definately recommend a router with ethernet too!
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Technicon-SGCommented:
Try uninstalling the harware in device manager...then plug it back in and let it reinstall...
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auraorangeAuthor Commented:
Damn why didnt i think of that!

I plugged a PS2 mouse in.  The unimstalled the wireless mouse, then rebooted with still the ps2 mouse in.

Once xp loaded I swapped back to the wireless  mouse and hay presto! it worked.

Cheers

Mat
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xDavidHxCommented:
> Best advice I can give...never connect a broadband modem directly into your computer...You >should be using a router(Netgear, Linksys, Dlink) and connecting via the Ethernet port...Broadband >router are too inexpencive now not to have one.

not really, as long as you have firewall software running on the computer, he's not really any safer if he had a router installed. All the router would do is put you behind a NAT device and that should not be your sole method of security as you suggest.
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Technicon-SGCommented:
I disagree David...If the computer is connected directly to the internet (even with a firewall client) it will always be more vulnerable to attack...The NAT feature of the router keeps the inside network from connecting directly to the internet...with a default rule set of "allow all out" "allow established in" "drop all else in".  

I am not saying that the user should not further protect the inside LAN equipment...I am just saying that the NAT device will increase the security of the LAN better that just about anything else (aside from enterprise class firewalls...that require a great deal of knowledge to manage)

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