Can a packet crash a wi-fi driver?
Posted on 2006-11-11
I delivered a computer the other day -- it was fully lab tested.
When I went to connect to the wireless network at the customer's house - BSOD (didn't catch the exact msg).
Had trouble rebooting the machine on site -- something about the Compaq's 'flea power' on the motherboard didn't allow it to boot and at the time I didn't know
about how to correctly do a 'power drain'.
Back at the lab, did a power drain with the help of a Compaq specialist.
Machine booted.. On my wireless network there has been no problem.
My concern is when I take the unit back to the customer site, will it crash again? Why wouldn't it?
She has a Linksys range expander. She never had the BSOD until I reimaged the computer. I took the wi-fi drivers on the COMPAQ driver disk.
So I'm feeling like there's some packet coming from her environment which crashes the wireless NIC (the driver).
Is that possible?