I've got a problem while using the corporate Wireless Network and Media Players simultaneously. While connected to the Wireless Network, within minutes of starting a media playing application, the application hangs up and stops playing the media. The CPU usage for that process spikes up to 100% thereby not allowing other processes. The user interface hangs up and the media player just stops playing there. However if we forward to next song in the media player, the player plays for a while and then again hangs up.
I thought this was systemic to my laptop, but I've found this problem with friends who use the wireless network. I'm using a HP laptop while my friends use different other brands. Further, I've tried a number of players from WMP 11 Beta, WMP 10, WMP 9, Winamp, to iTunes 6.0/7.0 as such and still every player acts in the same way. On the other hand, the media players work perfectly when disconnected from the network. I've swapped the Cisco VPN software to old versions, yet, this happens.
My network officer maintains that it has to do with corrupted files in my laptop locally. If that is the case, my friend has a brand new Acer laptop (only a month old and we havent exchanged any files) and he experiences the same problem. And it happens irrespective of the browser (Firefox 1.5/IE6.0)
Does anyone hav an idea to resolve this problem?