BSOD connecting to wifi

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by mco, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. mco

    mco New Member

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    I have an Acer Aspire 7741G and for as long as I can remember, I get the BSOD whenever I connect to public wifi. It works fine on my home wireless g network but never on a public wifi provided like my schools internet. Sometimes it will work for 2 minutes and other times it'll blue screen 5 seconds after start up. Specs are:

    windows 7 64bit
    2.26 GHz i5-430m
    4gb DDR3 memory
    Acer Nplify 802.11b/g/n
    Atheros AR5B93 wireless network adapter
    I'm also using Zone Alarm free and AVG free if that makes a difference

    Any help?
     
  2. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    I do not know if Zone Alarm have fixed their problems with Windows 7, but I stopped using it for that reason.

    The Public and Private networks have different settings in the Windows 7 firewall. Perhaps you need to adjust your public network settings.
     
  3. Joe S

    Joe S Excellent Member

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    Zone Alarm turned into bloated up crap and I quit using it a long time ago. AVG is frequently mentiones as a cause in crash dumps.
    Joe
     

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