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Laptop crashes w/new wireless router--help please??

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March 24, 2009 11:06:21 PM

I have a 5-yr-old IBM laptop PC, with built=in wireless. How can I find out if it is 802.11(a) or (b) or (g)??
I tried hooking up a new 802.11g wireless router that was supposed to be faster, longer-range, etc compared to my old wireless router, but had to abandon the new one because my computer crashed to the blue screen. If I connected my laptop via wire to the new router it was fine, but wireless was an instant 100% crash.
March 26, 2009 8:57:14 AM

look in device manager for the name of the device and then look that up on google, should tell you everything you need to know.

have you set your router to allow b connections? it may default to only allowing g connections.

does it still crash when using the older router?
March 26, 2009 9:49:39 PM

Thanks very much for that info! It does not crash when using the older router. I'll check about what I can do to the new router to tell it to allow b connections--right now I don't have the new router because I had given up on it, but I'll now get it back again and try that.
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montyuk said:
look in device manager for the name of the device and then look that up on google, should tell you everything you need to know.

have you set your router to allow b connections? it may default to only allowing g connections.

does it still crash when using the older router?

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