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Sony VAIO internal wireless driver causes computer to lock up

I have an internal wireless and memory stick combination card in my VAIO PCG-K23 notebook. Both devices stopped working and caused the computer to crash. I reloaded the OS and replaced the wireless/memory stick card. Upon activating the driver during reboot, the notebook locked up again. In safe mode, I deactivated the wireless driver and the computer works fine and the memory stick works now. I have reloaded the driver from the Sony website, but it still locks up. Any idea why the wireless driver is causing my computer to lock up? Any suggestions? I am considering to buy a new wireless PC card for the external port, so that I can have wireless again, so this is my last ditch effort. Your comments are much appreciated. Thanks!

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  • John Walton Feb 17, 2009

    Thanks Geekman! Do you have a recommendation on the PCMCIA wireless card for my Sony VAIO PCG-K23? I have a GIGABYTE B49G wireless router. Any input will be helpful. Thanks again and take care!

  • John Walton Feb 19, 2009

    Geekman, Thanks again for your feedback. I went to Walmart today and bought a Netgear WPN511 wireless pc card. It seems to work very well. I FINALLY HAVE WIRELESS AGAIN!!! Take care!

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There is a possibility you have a faulty wireless card. I would go with a external PCMCIA wireless card. Don't forget to disable the internal wireless card in the BIOS.

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

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    Chris Hingee Feb 18, 2009

    I favour Netgear wireless cards.

    My 2nd choice would be DLink.

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