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Upgrade to usb 2.0 not working

By rblair
Nov 16, 2007
  1. I have a pentium II, 250 MZ, 512k ram, 32 gig hd, matsonic 6026 mobo,
    amibios circa 1999. Originally ran win 98 1st release, upgraded to win xp
    svc pk 2. All things considered, everything runs fine.

    I recently got hi-speed internet. My AMD Athlon x2 PC wired to the base.
    Works great! I purchased a USB wlan adapter for the pentium II, after I
    had tried a PCI card which crashed my computer. The USB ports are the original full-speed 1.1. I got the signal and setup the network and,although
    the connection was slow, the computer ran fine.

    The problem: I then installed an enhanced 2.0 usb port in the pci slot
    hoping to take advantage of the hi-speed connection. What a
    disappointment. Not only did xp or my lan configuration not recognize
    any connection my computer slowed to a crawl but continued to
    remain on and functioning. Both the 1.1 and 2.0 usb cards were in the PCI slots. I took out the 1.1 thinking there might be a conflict. Didn't help.
    I checked the device manager. The enhanced ports were installed and
    configured/no exclamation points. Everything seems fine. I plugged in my
    other usb devices (Printer, camera etc.) to the 2.0 ports and they worked
    fine although i don't think they worked any faster than with the 1.1 port.

    Is my system just too old to handle the requirement of a hi-speed connection?
     
  2. samjohnson

    samjohnson TS Rookie Posts: 320

    IT may be. I am supprised that it is running XP. 250mhz is pretty slow. I would get rid of that one and just use your AMD machine.
     
  3. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas TS Rookie Posts: 718

    Yes. Your computer is outdated as far as using any high speed ethernet connection. It is more of a dial-up P C. Keep it in case you need a backup p c for emergencies.
     
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