After the purchase of a new computer, my old one was re-located to another room where a wireless connection is necessary. Unfortunately, there seems to be a conflict that is causing it to crash whenever I access the internet.
- Dell Dimension 8100 running Windows ME
- Using Netgear WG111T USB adapter with Linksys WRT54G router
- Have Trend Micro PC-cillin internet security 2006 antivirus
- PNY nVidia GeForce FX5200 graphic/video card
After varying times of surfing the web, the computer either 1) blue screens (hit enter to return, ctrl+alt+delete to restart) or just freezes up completely and I have to reboot. Occassionly hitting enter at the blue screen will bring me back to the web to keep going for a few more minutes, but mainly it is also in a locked up situation.
My guess is there is some hardware/software conflict. I'm connected and I don't lose the connection - I think the adapter is installed correctly and is running correctly.
2 years ago I used the adapter and it worked fine for a temporary situation. Then I went back to the wired world. Now, I'm back and the only two things I think have changed are the Video card (my stock card went out) and I updated the Trend internet security software. Turning the antivirus off doesn't seem to help either.
I also have to disable the other network adapters in the Device Managers of the Systems Properties in order to get the NetGear adapter to work (3Com, Dial-up, Microsoft Virtual Private Networking Adapter). I did this 2 years ago as well - again, with no issues.
Any suggestions on how I can resolve this? Could it be the video card..how would that be fixed? I appreciate any and all help.