Problem with home-made USB cable
I recently made a usb extension cord using a usb male plug, a usb female plug from an old hub, and some extra 4 wire cable i had. The problem with it is that it will not recognize my usb memory stick. My usb mouse and a usb gamepad work on my computer using the extension cord but my usb memory doesnt. It does work when plugged directly into the port. Windows tells me that the device failed and is unknown, and both IDs are 0000 (failed enumeration). The continuity on the wire is fine i checked it. Im wondering if there is something i am missing or some secret that i do not know with usb cables.
Also: the light on my usb drive that shows when it is being accessed flashes for about 2 seconds when i plug it straight into my usb port, when i use the extension cord the light stays solid for 2 seconds.