I don't use either Windows Media Player 11 (although I do have it installed, maybe that makes a difference?) or AirDroid from market as that other thread suggests. I just connect my 101 G9 to my PC (Windows XP Pro, fully up-to-date) and the 101 G9 appears as per my previous post.
There is an interesting comment in that other thread - "- use the small USB (not the 3G one)". That is very true, I'm surprised that anyone ever tried connecting that way!! You certainly would not be able to connect to the 3G port using the USB cable that comes with the G9!!
Villaman - I take it that you are
using the Archos USB cable that came with your G9? If not, use it - that's why it came with your G9!! Ofc, using that cable would rule out any possibility of attempting to use the 3G port, since the cable is normal USB2 at the PC end and microUSB at the Archos end.
If you are using the correct cable, then we've got to start looking at where the problem lies - could be any of:
1. Windows Media Player 11
Let's look at these in sequence.
1. Do you have Windows Media Player 11 installed? If not, install it!
2. The PC. You say that you can use other USB devices on your PC/Laptop, so that one is ruled out.
3. The Cable. Do you have any other device that you can connect to the microUSB end of the cable? My Samsung phone also has a microUSB port and works on the Archos cable.
4. The Archos. Do you have any other device that you can plug into the microUSB port? I have a USB 2.0 A Female to Micro B Male adapter which allows me to attach other USB devices to the G9. (I typically have a real keyboard plugged in.)
Let me know how it goes.
btw - I am still using 3.2.80, so ICS is not a pre-requisite