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PC Freeze while connected to Router on Bootup


I've recetly connected a linksys WAG54g router to my PC and now when I bootup while the router is on, the PC freezes on the desktop. When I try and access the Start Menu the whole thing just freezes up.

If I turn the router off it doesn't happen

Any ideas?
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How are you connected to the router?
Wireless or direct cable connection?

I would suspect your network card drivers.
JGWYAuthor Commented:
Direct cable, sorry should have said...

I just went on the Linksys live help chat and they said something about IRQ....doesn't mean much to me!
What network card do you have in your PC?
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JGWYAuthor Commented:
Sorry, not sure...not actually at the PC at the moment.....
When you get to the PC find out and see if you can get the latest drivers from the manufacturer.
JGWYAuthor Commented:
OK, I'll update them and let you know what happens...It's an MSI motherboard I know that much and it's integrated on that.
Statically set your IP and disable your DHCP.  Linksys IP addressing looks like this:
IP Address:
Subnet Mask:
Default Gateway: (if you didn't change the router's IP)

If it doesn't freeze, then we can probably point fingers to the DHCP part of the router.  You might want to upgrade the firmware and reboot the router as well.  It's worth a try.

You can connect online and not freeze up when you are bypassing the router (direct connection to your DSL/Cable modem), right?

JGWYAuthor Commented:
Drxp2000, I can connect through the router if the router isn't turned on when I bootup. It's only when I bootup that I have the freeze problem. If I turn it off, restart, let everything load and then turn on the router, everything works fine.....anyway....

I've now sorted the problem! It seemed to be Zone Alarm (Firewall) that was messing things up. Having uninstalled that it works a treat!

Thanks for the help...
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