Recently my WG511T Netgear PC card started crashing my windows XP laptop. Sometimes the laptop will operatate from 5 to 15 minutes before it freezes, other times it wont work at all. On removal of the card all seems to be ok, and the machine un-freezes. Sometimes removal of the card causes a Blue Screen of death.
This started happening recently, unsure of the cause, so I uninstalled the Netgear driver and upgraded to the latest version, to no avail. It still crashes. Seems more evident as soon as I fire up Internet Explorer however.
My initial reaction was that it was a windows hotfix that caused the problem. So anything installed in the last month I have uninstalled. Still to no avail. System still crashing.
I have a spare drive with a clean install of Windows XP SP2. So I loaded this up and again the machine keeps crashing..
Would appreciate any thought on this problem. Could my PC card finally have given up the Ghost ??? The only confusing thing is sometime it works for 15 minutes. I would have thought the card either works or doesn't.
BTW I am using WEP not WPA security. have tried with both the netgear software and the windows wireless connection software managing the card.