In Reply to: Alcatel Speedmodem posted by David Speers on 03/19/02 at 5:57 AM:
I wouldn't try another hub. A card may work, but I think that the power supply may be too weak for your setup.
Try a nice 350-400W PS.
: I have just signed on with BT's ADSL and have seen all the problems associated with their modem. I have problems with it as well.
: I cannot even get it to rcongise the drivers. Windows XP says it has isntalled correctly, but then it flashes on and off in Device Manager, alternating between "not connected" and "no drivers installed". As a result, I have yet to connect to the Internet at all. BT's helpdesk tried everything and suggested getting a replacement as the plastic casing where the leads go keeps coming off.
: Could this be a power issue or a driver problem? Occasionally my PC reboots without wearning, sometimes to a blue error screen pointing to the Alcatel driver. Other times, my sound card fails to intialise. I have a Belkin 4 port self-powered hub and have tried the modem in this and in a port on the back of the PC. I have other USB devices which work fine in the hub, including a Buslink external hard drive which is essential to my setup. I've tried unplugging all other USB devices apart from this, but no change.
: Would another USB card solve my problem? I saw that soemone suggested a high-powered hub. Where can I get those?
: Many thanks