I have encountered a weird problem. So far I had no problems in using the Edimax Wifi Dongle in combination with my raspberry pi. However, today it wouldn't connect to my network anymore after I accidentally stuck it in a ping loop (I wanted to create a script that checks if my network connection is down). The odd thing is that now (after rebooting numerous times) the attached keyboard is not working anymore either whenever the wifi-dongle is connected. On its own the keyboard works on the RPi... I figured the dongle must be broken - but it works flawlessly when attaching it to my windows PC. I then came to the conclusion that I must have somehow corrupted the system, so I flashed the drive with the latest wheezy version. Unfortunately the result is the same - whenever the dongle is connected, I can't even use the keyboard.
Anyone had this before? How can I fix this?