USB Extension works on Linux and Not on Win7?

February 11, 2011 at 13:04:21
Specs: Windows 7, 3.199 GHz / 1526 MB
I've been trying to connect my android phone to my PC, and it works fine without a usb extension but the wire provided is very short. So I purchased a generic USB 2.0 extension. I've been able to use it flawlessly on ubuntu, but when I use Windows 7 it says device not recognized. Any ideas? :(

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February 11, 2011 at 13:23:04
Is there some sort of cylindrical device in the original cable? If so, that needs to be in the circuit. You can buy an extension cable that has the correct ends on it for your phone. I would assume the phone cable has the standard large end for the computer ports. You can get a cable with male on one end and female on the other.

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February 11, 2011 at 17:42:47
Yes the original cable has a circular device (ferrite bead).

1) It looks just like this:

2) Also my extension cable looks like this, just as you described:

Cable "1" works flawlessly on both operating system. Cable "2" the "extension" does not work on Windows 7.

As mentioned before, the "Cable 2" does work perfectly on Ubuntu, just not on Win7. It acts like it needs a driver, but this should not be the case.

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