Linksys wrt110 Wireless Router BSOD my laptop at startup, can you help?

Posted on 2008-06-24
Last Modified: 2013-11-09
 *Dell Inspiron 8600 with
*Broadcom 440x 10/100 integrated controller
*Intel (R) PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
Hello, yesterday i set up Linksys wrt110 wireless router with the CD install and this left my computer
with the Blue Screen of Death (IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL) every time it tries to access a wireless signal (which is everytime it boots up-thus, I have a never ending cycle of reboot and try to get into control panel and disable the wireless LAN before it starts its search -which is impossible!)  Funny thing is, my gf''s newer laptop hooked up to the wireless router right away and still works fine with it.   My system started out Blue Screening but stopped after i was able to disable the wireless LAN in the control panel-> network connections and works perfectly with the Modem Cable hooked up.   So I called linksys and they said that there is no way their product did this to my laptop (which was receiving wireless from my neighbor just fine moments before setup of their router!). So I called Dell and after an hour of reboot and blue screens (and ultimately uninstalling the PROset wireless internal card), which caused BSOD on every startup, they are set to do a full systems restore back to day 0 tomorrow morning.  I rushed to Best Buy to get my harddrive backed up physically since I cannot even get to my desktop without getting the BSOD d/t the wireless card searching at startup.  I showed the Geek Squad what was going on and miraculously it did not go to BSOD (wouldnt you know it!!?) so I quickly saved some files and they reset my system back to June 20th (4 days prior to setting up the wireless router). The wireless card even connected to their signal at the store.  So, thinking it was fixed, I strode home happy and saved a few more files and decided it was time to rehook up to the new wireless internet- which did work for about 5 total minutes before the same BSOD showed up as I was reading an article??
HERE IS BSOD message:


Technical Information:

***STOP:  0x0000000A (0xFF1701F0, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0x804D9B64)
Beginning dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete

thanks for your help, i am glad i found this... linksys router has costs me $60.00 for it, $100 for geek squad memory backup, 100+for 8GB flash storage, and now your website (which i wish i had known about this site before shelling out 200+ dollars at BEST BUY! ARGH!
Question by:daseib27
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I'm going to have to agree with the Linksys folks on this one.
I see no way a wireless signal can cause the BSOD.
You've got a problem with the wireless adapter in your laptop.

An IRQ is an interrupt request to the bus.
99% of the time IRQ problems are caused by a faulty device or device driver.

One thing to check is to get into the Bios and make sure the operating system is controlling the IRQs.
It should be set for PnP (Plug n Play) operating system.
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Use your gf PC to setup wireless network, and try your PC to access network (use all default network device you have in system) see if you can access internat and network.

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i actually fixed it last night by updating my internal wireless card and its driver.... all better now... it had something to do with the CD from linksys that i used to set up the router and the old adapter and driver.  many people have had this problem (which i found by reading on this site and others) so it is one to look out for as it cost lots of money if you dont know how to fix it!

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