Hi, Installing my new Netgear MA401 WiFi card on this Toshiba Tecra 8000 laptop causes all Windows 98 networking applications to crash - they barely even open, and I have no internet access when this happens. This is the sequence:
- Laptop PC has internet access working fine with my PCMCIA Ethernet card hard-wired to my DSL Modem/Ethernet-Switch/Wifi-Access-Point.
- I install the Netgear WiFi card in the other PCMCIA socket, and the Netgear drivers (no errors), then restart Win 98 as diredcted.
- I open Outlook Express - it immediately crashes with a fatal error. I open Internet Explorer and try to reach any web page, even my router's config page - it immediately crashes and wants to send the 'problem report' to Microsoft.
While these programs are crashing, the ethernet connection is still present and hard-wired to my router, and the WiFi card is not yet configured to access the same router (i haven't set the SSID yet, so there's no network connection on that interface). I can recover only by restoring a previously copied registry. Netgear does not have any solution. Any ideas?