System hangs when browsing internet

By DonNagual
Aug 16, 2005
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. System freezes when downloading files

    Using firefox (but I assume the same would happen on IE).

    I have a desktop computer, but the only option for internet in my house is wireless so I installed a PCMCIA adapter card, and stuck my wireless lan adapter in there. Been using it for about a year now, no problems. But recently I built a new computer, and have these strange glitches every once and a while.
    If I try and download a large file (game demos, or movies for example), then suddenly I will lose my internet connection, and my computer hangs for about 10-15 seconds. No response at all (including Ctrl-alt-del).

    The download is cancelled, and my internet connection then comes back on.

    Any ideas what could be causing this?
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 3,565

    Problem fixed by updating my NIC driver. Thanks everyone!
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.