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can wifi adapter cause system freezes ?

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    can wifi adapter cause system freezes ?


    So, i have an old microsoft mn510 wifi adapter, which i use to connect to the internet. I tried to use it on win xp/7/
    8, all are 32 bit versions. Driver for that wifi adapter officially supports only xp, but it works with all win versions. Problem is, when i use internet, my pc sometimes just freezes, and i have to reset it. There is no errors in event viewer, no bsod, that would give me more info what is wrong. So, could the freezes be caused by that wifi adapter?

    All the times when freezes happened, both hdd and internet had a job, as i was downloading some files, but i have no errors, that would prove, that my hdd or wifi is bad. And i had no freezes with wifi adapter disconnected and without internet, so im guessing its wifi adapters fault.

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    The wireless adapter requires a device driver which runs at a level that most definitely allows it to hang the system. I'd suggest buying a new one.

    Go to the BSOD Crashes and Debugging - Windows 8 Forums and follow the directions in the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions
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    Did it use to freeze with Vista / 7 ?

    If not, I would say it's not the Wi-Fi adapter.
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    It freezes with xp, 7, 8, i didnt try vista, but i think it wouldnt be different.
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    So get a new one !
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can wifi adapter cause system freezes ?
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