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    Re: Netgear WN311B freezes computer

    Put your finger on the network card chip during use (if you can). If you can't keep your finger on it for 30 seconds then it is running too hot. This could either be a driver issue or a defective card. When transisters turn into resistors they give off more heat and tend to lock up your system.
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    Re: Netgear WN311B freezes computer

    I hate to resurect and ancient thread here, but I didn't find this before buying a WN311B last week, and I'm getting the same thing. Were you ever able to find a solution?
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    Re: Netgear WN311B freezes computer

    Quote Originally Posted by VeeDubb View Post
    I hate to resurect and ancient thread here, but I didn't find this before buying a WN311B last week, and I'm getting the same thing. Were you ever able to find a solution?
    That appears to be a long standing bug, apparently, very hard to diagnose, cause nothing is logged. The Broadcom STA driver seems to be the cause, and it being closed source probably doesn't help.

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...es/+bug/292450

    https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=624212

    I guess the best you can do is file another bug report:
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    ubuntu-bug bcmwl-kernel-source
    Another option is to try the latest driver from http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php

    Update: Here is another bit of info that might help:
    http://bigbrovar.aoizora.org/index.p...y-work-around/
    Last edited by mikewhatever; October 18th, 2011 at 04:10 AM.

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