"I am having serious problems with my wireless Netgear MA111 USB adaptor v1. It works fine in the beginning but as time went on it increasingly after a certain period of time (1hr or 2) the icon in the system tray (the computer that flashes different colors) will freeze so that you cannot pull the menu from it and then disappear from the tray. The adaptor itself shuts off its connection light and is hot to the touch. taking it out and plugging it back in will only cause it to light up for a second then it goes back out. Even switching to a fresh adaptor does no good. I have to restart the computer to gain a working connection. I've tried hanging the adaptor in a place where it is air cooled but even then it still just shuts off after an hour or two. I've upgraded to the latest drivers for the adaptor. nothing seems to be amiss with my MR814 v2 router..."
I posted this august of last year. Nobody could figure out what was wrong. After a little while though the problem mysteriously vanished. Now its back again. There hasn't been any change in my system other than I started using bittorrent a bit but that was a little while after the problem reappeared.