System hangs when browsing internet

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By DonNagual
Aug 16, 2005
  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: 3,566

    Problem fixed by updating my NIC driver. Thanks everyone!
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