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ethernet adaptor freezing my system

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#1 chucksty


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Posted 23 March 2009 - 10:33 AM

i'm runnign 64 bit vista on a self built machine... anytime i plug in an ethernet cable my computer freezes after between 15-45 min. It took me forever to figure out what was causing the problem but i'm now 99% sure that's what it is. As it hasn't frozen since yesterday and i have been unplugged since then. I plugged it back in today and froze shortly thereafter. I am now running wireless but want to be plugged in asap.

Regardless i think it must be some sort of conflict but i can't find anything that looks especially out of place in the device manager. And according to that all drivers are also up to date.

The ethernet adaptor is also attached to my motherboard if that makes any difference.

i have tried disabling the adaptor and rebooting and reinstalling the driver. Also i have my computer set to auto detect the addresses.

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 01:15 PM

Is the wired ethernet adapter built on to the motherboard ?

How is the wireless adapter attached ?

Are you removing the wireless adapter when you plug the cable in ?
Are you at least disabling the wireless in the device manager whem you plug a cable in ?
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#3 chucksty

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Posted 24 March 2009 - 09:20 AM

the ehternet apadtor and the wireless adaptor are built into the motherboard. the wireless antenna does screw into the back of the motherboard tho.

i haven't tried disabling wireless when running ethernet. i will try that now.


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