Recently a USB WLAN adapter was given to me by a friend. It is just a generic adapter, no brand name so I have no idea who manufactured it. Anyway, I cracked it open and it is using a ZyDas 1211 chip. So I searched for Zydas drivers and installed them.
I can get the adapter working and my wireless devices connected. In fact, the connection is fast and effective! But the driver has caused my computer to crash every few hours. I get blue screened and it is always related to the driver "zd1211u.sys".
I'm not sure what to do. It is possible the version of the driver I have isn't supposed to run on my version of Windows (XP Pro SP2) but I have tried 5 different downloads/versions of the drivers and they all cause my PC to crash.
So I have some questions:
1) What drivers should I be using?
2) How can I prevent my PC from crashing even if I have to use the zd1211u.sys driver? (If it comes to that)
Please help! I want wireless access in my home but I don't want an unstable, crashy computer!