Laptop freezes with wireless card

Posted on 2005-05-16
Last Modified: 2013-11-09
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

Question by:cosio
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    Accepted 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:
   ---- Update your Windows Version
;en-us;307970&sd=tech   --- check for hardware conflicts
  --- Change the IRQ settings
    ---- See if it works in safe mode
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    Expert Comment

    have the task manager open when you insert your wireless card and find out which processes begin using more CPUs.  

    Author Comment

    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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