Wi-fi - USB Conflict

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Labhras, Feb 6, 2015.

  1. Labhras macrumors regular

    Aug 17, 2014
    Hi all,

    Recently I've been having problems with a USB flash drive. Every time I connect it to my macbook, suddenly the internet stops working - no connection, can't update, can't open websites. When I disconnect it everything goes back to normal.
    I have the problem with only this particular flash drive - I have external HDDs that I have connected all the time and had no problems.
    Do you think it's a faulty USB flash drive or it's nonetheless a macbook problem?

    Thanks for the help
  2. joshlalonde macrumors 6502


    Jul 12, 2014
    I vaguely remember something about USB 3.0 generating electrical interference... Is it USB 3 or 2?
  3. Dweez macrumors 65816


    Jun 13, 2011
    Down by the river
  4. Labhras thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 17, 2014
    It's the 2014 MBA so they're both USB 3.0 - and it's the only usb drive that creates this problem.
  5. motrek macrumors 68020

    Sep 14, 2012
    I don't have this problem with any of my flash drives. Rule out the MacBook by trying a different drive, but I suspect something is wrong with the drive you're using.

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