USB/ethernet seems to be a huge issue with the Pi at the moment.
Many people have said that the problems are likely due to power issues. There have been many suggestions by people to isolate the usb power form the Pi so there is definitely no current draw over USB.
Has anyone actually tried this? And if so, does it fix the usb/ethernet problems?
When i can get hold of a cheap USB lead i don't mind hacking, I will try this myself. I envision the best set up to be a powered USB hub connected to the RP by a cable with no V+ connection. Then all other devices connect via the hub.