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Old 05-11-2009, 06:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just today, my laptop freezes when ever I try enabling or connecting to an access point. I've reinstalled the drivers, updated the drivers, uninstalled recently installed drivers but it still freezes.

I would hate to have to take it in again for the 3rd time.

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Old 05-11-2009, 07:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Connecting to Wireless Freezes Laptop

What OS are you running on the laptop?
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Old 05-11-2009, 07:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Vista Business x86

Im going to blow away everything and reinstall as I do at the end of every semester right now. If its a conflict it will get solved.

This laptop has a history of breaking though.

I reinstalled, now it gives an error "failed to connect for an unknown reason" but doesnt freeze. I purposly put in the wrong password to see if it gets the that stage but it gives the same error.
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Default Re: Connecting to Wireless Freezes Laptop

Are you running the latest wireless network card driver?

Is you're router running the latest firmware?
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yes and yes

I setup a network with no authentication and it connected. Now it connects with no problem with wpa. I have a feeling it might have been hardware and it will happen again.
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