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I have a netgear wireless adapter (wg121) and it loses internet signal either when i go on certain websites or after a certain amount of time. also it crashes my computer from time to time. i had the modem hooked up at one point and it never crashed. (i do NOT have a virus,spyware, or adware on this computer) why does it do this?

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This can be as a result of the driver.
Please try to update the adapter driver

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