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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tout123, May 21, 2011.

  1. tout123

    tout123 Lurker
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    I have an Optimus GT540, and whenever i plug it into my pc, my wifi dongle stops working, and thus, the internet stops working as well.

    Can anyone help please?

    Cheers, Thomas

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  2. x-treme

    x-treme Member

    Firstly, welcome to androidforums.com! :)
    It seems that i'm not the only one with this problem. :p
    Anyway, I think this has something to do with the LGE Virtual Modem.
    1. Go to then Device Manager in Windows. (right-click computer --> Properties --> Device Manager for me in Vista)
    2. Double-click "Modems". You should see something like this:
    3. Right-click on the "LGE Virtual Modem" and select disable.
    4. Try plugging it in now, does your wifi dongle stop working?
    5a. If yes, then try restarting the computer.
    5b. If no, then you've fixed the problem! :D
    Hope this helps. :)
    - x-treme

LG Optimus (GT540) Forum

The LG Optimus (GT540) release date was June 2010. Features and Specs include a 3.0" inch screen, 3MP camera, 156GB RAM, processor, and 1500mAh battery.

June 2010
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