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When I log into wireless networks, my machine will eventually show the Blue screen and reboots

Posted on 2011-02-28
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When I log into some wireless networks, my laptop will run a few minutes and then kicks in the blue screen of death. I do not have any specific information from the screen, the only common denominator is being logged onto a wireless network.  FWIW, I do not see the "secure tunnel adaptor" that used to show as not having the proper driver.
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by:CrowaX
ID: 35000433
Have you tried completely uninstalling the wireless driver, rebooting, then installing it again? Also, try installing a different driver than the currently installed one may help.
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by:fasteddie565
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So you are saying uninstall the current driver and then reinstall it as opposed to looking for an update? I will give it a try.
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by:CrowaX
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If you have the current version, uninstall and reinstall. If there is an update, then uninstall the current and install the update. If the current driver is causing the bluescreen, its possible an update without reinstall may keep the problem file around.
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by:fasteddie565
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I reinstated the new driver now the antennae does not see any networks. I am on my EVO to post this.
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by:fasteddie565
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I uninstalled the old driver, installed a newer, different driver from the dell web site. Still tethered to my EVO.
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by:fasteddie565
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I ran the manual diagnostics program and despite the fact that Windows says the wireless card is enabled and functioning, the diagnostics stated that it is not enabled or functioning.  Perhaps a bad device?
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by:CrowaX
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It is possible, is this a new issue or has it done this since you got the laptop?
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by:fasteddie565
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It's new. I ran the manual diagnostics and it said the hardware failed the test. Dell is baching about sending a new card. (I am no Bogota )
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It's possible it's the card. And if you can get it replaced for free, I would do that and at least eliminate that as an issue.
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