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Wireless Adaptor/Windows Explorer crashing


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#1 ramapoguy

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 07:10 PM

I've been having some issues with my Internet connection that have been causing my network adapter process to eat up memory and crash Windows Explorer. (I think the problem is with my computer and not the router because none of the other computers on the network have been having problems.) It goes like this: I'll start the machine up for the day, it'll connect automatically like it's supposed to, and then every few minutes, the connection will drop. Sometimes the drop is short, less than a minute, and it reconnects automatically; other times, I have to go through the Networks icon and connect manually. In connecting manually, the "Connect to a Network" screen will sometimes freeze, eventually spawning an error message that says "Windows Explorer is not responding."

I have had this problem with this computer sporadically for as long as I've owned it, but in the past, rebooting has solved it. About two weeks ago, the problem went on for a week straight. (Very frustrating!) It went away for a week, then reappeared today. Does anyone know what might be going on?

The computer is an HP Pavilion a6838f Desktop PC, running Windows Vista Home Premium (64-bit, Service Pack 2). A MalwareBytes scan comes back clean.

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 05:24 PM

Have you tried updating drivers?

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 05:09 PM

As far as I can tell, I've got the latest driver. From what I've seen, they aren't making drivers for my adaptor anymore. (It's a Netgear WG311v3.)

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 05:22 PM

http://netgearfirmware.registria.com/firmw...ownload_wg311v3




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