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Laptop freezes with wireless card

I bought a wireless PCI card  (D-Link AirPlus XtremeG) for my laptop  .
The wireless card works fine, get connection to wireless router, and so on... but after few minutes the computes freezes; the computer get lock up that only thing I can do is to shut it down the hard way.
The laptop has 2.4 Ghz processor (P4), 512 MB RAM.

Any comments?
thank you for your help

1 Solution
Sorry to bear bad news but yout PCI card has a reputation for making computers freeze.


If you can return it, I recommed doing so.  

Otherwise, try the following:
      http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/   ---- Update your Windows Version
      http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307970&sd=tech   --- check for hardware conflicts
      http://www.helpwithpcs.com/upgrading/change-irq-settings.htm  --- Change the IRQ settings
      http://www.computerhope.com/issues/chsafe.htm    ---- See if it works in safe mode
have the task manager open when you insert your wireless card and find out which processes begin using more CPUs.  
cosioAuthor Commented:
When inserting wireless card, the CPU usage increased - from 0 - 3 % jumps to 19 -25 %  - Process: wmipruse.exe  NETWORK SERVICE  28,000K

Then the computer freezes.

The same problem happens in safe mode.


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