USB stands for Universal Serial Bus and is a general and universal interface standard for connecting computers and electronic devices.

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Setting up Wifi using USB adapter on Ubuntu 12.04

After vain efforts in setting up my laptop as a wifi hotspot on Ubuntu 12.04 as it says "Your wireless card does not support Access Point mode", I had to resort to a USB Wifi adapter, and I purchased ...
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usb0 network interface does not show up on Debian 8

I'm trying to get USB tethering to work between a Nexus 5 phone (running CM11) and my desktop running Debian 8. I connected the phone to the computer via USB and got these messages: [14972.580738] ...
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How to achieve highest performance with multiple USB 3 drives but only one USB 3 port

If a computer has one USB 3 port, and one USB 2 port, and the user needs to connect two external USB 3 drives (backwards compatible to USB 2), will highest speeds be obtained if the user connects them ...
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Trouble booting Windows from USB

Not sure if there's a more appropriate SE site, but I've been having some real trouble today. My laptop stopped running Windows because I powered off holding the power button and I must've corrupted ...
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Unable to format my PC running Windows 7 and Ubuntu

I am unable to format my PC from windows bootable USB. The USB is working fine on my laptop. When I start my computer and insert the bootable USB, underscore (_) is just blinking on my screen and ...
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Ubuntu Upgrade Fail, Can not install/remove/purge USB Device are not detected too

I recently Upgraded my Ubuntu 12.02 to 14.10 and now I can not remove or install or even any USB Devices are also not detected. I get following error on install/remove I tried adding new user and see, ...
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USB only boots in other computers instead of mine

I don't have an operating system in my laptop, my CD-ROM was broken a long time ago, and for some reason, my USB won't boot. I keep receiving an error message about my BIOS not detecting any OSs while ...
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USB PPD Printer (Sharp AR-M160) does not show up on OSX 10.10

I have an old Sharp AR-M160 Multi Functional Printer and I want to get it to work on OSX 10.10 Yosemite. Here they offer PPD-Drivers for 10.4 which I suppose should be fine and installed. I checked ...
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I need to get internet on my computer to my USB connected phone

My laptop has internet via Ethernet. I have connected a phone via USB which has no internet. So, is there any way I can get internet working on my phone via USB. The laptop is an HP Pavillion DV6. The ...
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PCMCIA card is not recognized when I plug it in to my laptop [on hold]

I have purchased a new PCMCIA card reader (see photo), but when I plug it in to my laptop it is not recognized nor is the flash card in the reader recognized. Do I need to install software or drivers ...
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Cannot create bootable usb

My problem is that I'm always getting some problem with the cdrom. Firstly I think the ISO is fine because I can install the OS on vmware. However when I moved it in usb flash (I used 4 different ...
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Driver for LAN to USB

My on-board LAN dropped the link frequently, so I got a new PCI-LAN card. Unfortunately, it also drops the link. I had a hardware specialist check my motherboard. He says some internal links between ...
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Wireless USB adapter suddenly very slow

I have been using my wireless adapter fine for about 2-3 years on my Windows 7 PC, but a few days ago the internet became extremely sluggish, and no attempt to power on/off, re-plug, or fully ...
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Cannot detect USB drive

I have a 16 gb (kingston data traveller)usb stick. I was in mac (vmware) putting some stuff on. Then accidently removed the drive. I put it back in, and wanted to format it. Using disk utility, i ...
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Is there a way to fake a kingston USB into reading as a Western Digital USB? [on hold]

Is there a way to make my kingston USB thumb drive into reading as Western Digital on my computer?
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Find out which usb port is which and how to disable them

I have a laptop with windows 8.1 installed on it. it has 3 usb ports which I need them disabled. Like when you insert any usb control devices like usb keyboards, usb flash memories or anything else, I ...
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Not able to read 2 USB webcams at the same time in a Ubuntu VM in VMWare Fusion

I am trying to read 2 video streams from 2 USB webcams at the same time. This is needed for my project with OpenCV on Stereo Vision in Ubuntu. While I could read both the streams at the same time w/o ...
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Add Canon Pixma MX472 to Chromebook connected via USB

I am confused by the difference of a "Classic Printer" as defined by Google when adding a printer to the Google cloud? I have a chromebook with the printer connected via USB. When I turn on the ...
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USB game controller/gamepad not detected or seen at all

I have a uCom DualShock USB gamepad that I bought when I first started using a Windows 7 computer. It worked like a breeze. Then I tried using it with a Windows XP device. It said USB device not ...
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Use an old laptop SATA DVD drive with a USB to SATA adapter?

I have an old laptop DVD drive, which I want to use as an external DVD drive. I'd like to use it with an adapter cable like this: Two questions: My DVD drive's sticker says that it needs 1.5 ...
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How to extend USB beyond the recommended maximum cable length of 5m?

I'm planning to use USB port for an application(from a device to a PC) but the distance between the device and the PC will be around 15m. The recommended maximum USB cable length is 5m. How can I ...
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How can I access the internet connection on a windows machine via usb from a linux machine?

Suppose I have a laptop with a linux system with no internet connection, and a windows 7 pc connected to the internet. How can I use the internet connection of the pc on the laptop, connecting the ...
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Allowing computer to turn off USB hub to save power - how much power?

Should the computer be allowed to turn off the usb hub? I have seen a solution suggested for slow USB recognition - to prevent the computer from turning off the usb hub. But there's a reason for it ...
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Accessing win8 hdd over usb breaks permissions. “Failed to enumerate objects in the container.Access is denied.”

I connected my Win8(OS1) hdd over usb to another win8(OS2) and accessed my user profile from OS1 on OS2. When OS1 was booted up again all of my premissions are now broken and no applications work. ...
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How to make one partition of a multiple partition usb flash drive bootable?

So I have a usb flash drive and I created two partitions on it and I wanted to make one partition of it bootable. I tried using rufus and burned an iso file on it but it made the whole usb bootable. ...
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All USB devices randomly stop working under Windows 8.1

As the title says, this problem (USB devices stop working) happens completely randomly – once a day, 5 times a day, or sometimes not at all. I have searched the event viewer after restarting every ...
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Can't make windows 7 to go bootable

I am trying to create a bootable Windows 7 To Go USB drive (It is possible, as looking in the sources folder it has install.wim). I followed this guide and I simply had to take out /f ALL as that ...
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How to connect two devices via USB with type b and mini-b male connectors [closed]

Case 1: Male Type B / Male Mini-B I have a printer with a USB female Type B connector. I also have a handheld terminal with a USB female Mini-B connector. I would like to connect the handheld ...
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Changing drive names in windows 7 won't stick

Tried the Admin Tools route, tried right-click "Rename" over the drive icon and also tried this method, which as far as I can tell, does not really rename the drive but the usb port where it is ...
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ChromeOS hack dont let me mount usb in filemanager app

Hello a Chrome Laptop(Samsung Series 3 ) comes to may hands, this are for internet but I wan´t use as child computer or office, because wifi internet is not very easy here. I in developer mode and ...
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How to boot a Surface Pro 3 off a USB Drive

I have a Surface Pro 3 with Windows 8.1 installed upon it. I'm trying to set it up to Dual-Boot to the Windows 10 Technial P following some instructions I found on Windows Central. I have downloaded ...
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External usb ports

How many external USB ports can be connected to my computer (via a USB hub)? My Mac Pro has 2 USB ports, but i'm using a USB hub with 12 ports connected to both USB connections. I'm then planning to ...
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Remote desktop: remote USB devices not recognized

[Update] I do not want to redirect the USB device! I'm trying to use a remote device on the remote computer, just like it would if I'd not using remote desktop. I'm connected to a remote computer ...
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StoreJet 25M3 USB 3.0 1TB beeping?

So my storejet started beeping just now, the beeps only occur when I supply power via the a USB port, and the beeping only lasts for about 5 seconds and after that the beeping is gone and it just sits ...
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Coffee-damage via USB?

EDIT - Turns out coffee got into the case through the top fan... dripped down the back of the motherboard... Ho hum.... This morning my cat decided to chase absolutely nothing across my desk. This ...
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Taking ownership of a 64 GB USB flash drive

Whenever I try to take ownership of my Kingston DTSE9G2 64 GB USB 3.0 flash drive the Windows Security / Explorer windows gets stuck on "Changing ownership of:" which never recovers, even if ...
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How to block the use of USB for a specific user in Windows 8.1?

How can I block USB for a specific user in Windows 8.1? On this computer there are 2 account Administrator and User. I want to block user the use of USB port?
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Internal to external hdd isn't recognized

My old computer recently broke, so i got all the useable stuff i could get out, that includes the hdd. It's a hdd with a sata cable, so i thought it would be nice to use it as an external harddrive. I ...
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Disabling Num Lock On External keyboard

I use a external keyboard for my laptop (Pc Specialist custom build) when I go into meeting and then when the meeting is done I use my integrated keyboard on my laptop. Now when I disconnect the ...
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Bootable USB does not work [closed]

I tried to install Windows 7 on a bootable USB. It was successful and it told me to reboot now. I clicked it and then it rebooted, and when I selected the USB on boot, this happened: When I opened ...
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Chroot into Arch Bootable USB

I have a bootable USB drive with Arch Linux recently installed on it (Linux kernel 3.19.2). I want to plug it in to my computer and chroot into it (or possibly run it inside a container, using ...
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USB device loses power after 20 seconds Windows 8.1

Alright so I recently started using a Tritton Primer Headset, it worked fine for a day but since then the USB powered baseplate receives power for around 20 seconds then it drops to 0ma. After 20 ...
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USB Hardware Raid 1 useless with vendor lock-in? [closed]

Context: I'm looking for a USB hardware RAID 1 box. Every device I evaluated suffer the vendor lock-in issue and I was not able to connect a single disk to an other system to get the data without any ...
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Viability of using a USB drive as an extra disk

I'm mainly talking about the speed here. I have a 120GB SSD installed in my laptop and I'm loving it. However, 120GB is really size prohibitive. My other slot is filled with a 1TB HDD so it's not an ...
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Install windows on external disk

I have a laptop (Zenbook UX32LN) with ElementaryOS system on it. I want to install Windows 8.1 on external usb HDD for gaming purposes - is it possible without interference in my linux installation? ...
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My USB mouse is not being recognized

I'm having a problem similar to this guy's (Why is my USB mouse disconnecting and reconnecting randomly and often?) My mouse was working perfectly until yesterday, and now everytime I try to use it, ...
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How to limit the USB bandwidth a device can allocate on Linux

How do you put an cap on the amount of bandwidth a USB device can allocate on Linux? I have a couple of cheap USB webcams that I'm trying to running simeltaneously. Running v4l2-ctl ...
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Mount only specific USB stick

I am trying to configure a Linux (Ubuntu 14.10) so that it will only mount a specific USB stick from one specific USB port. Can someone point me into the right direction on how to do this? Thanks
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Linux bootup only with USB dongle

I am currently trying to figure out if there is a way to make Linux only boot if a specific USB dongle is present in one of the USB ports. I tried to find a solution on the internet but couldn't find ...
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USB flash drive not recognized, but only on one computer - flash drive recognized by other computers and computer recognizes other flash drives [duplicate]

This question is similar to USB flash drive cannot be read only on a specific computer, but I did not do anything (that I know of) to trigger the change. My Cruzer 4GB USB flash drive worked for a ...