But it turns out they can. A while back I posted about an issue in which my entire PC grinds to a halt, as if though all of my CPU power is suddenly drained and all I can do is a hard reboot. So, I tried updating drivers. I tried disabling programs. I tried scanning for viruses. I tried scanning for spyware. I tried removing hardware. I tried avoiding certain applications. I tried always running other applications. But damnation, I could NEVER find a pattern, until... I booted up with my router disabled, not even remembering clearly why but... all of a sudden, I was running smooth, no errors! Of course, it was kind of useless since, hey, I largely use my PC for connecting to the 'net. Reconnected my router, and as soon as it had a connection to the 'net, BAM, down it went. I've got a Sagem router, not sure of the details beyond that as the box is rather black and sparse(supplied by my ISP) and a Linksys WMP600N wifi adapter. I know a lot of you won't believe this can happen, but a quick googling found me stories of people who actually had BSOD's and stuff just because of a weirdly incompatible router. Any suggestions? Calling my ISP was largely fruitless. Replacing my wifi card is obviously Solution #1, but if I could avoid that, it'd be not just gravy, but supergravy.