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portach king
May 13th, 2008, 12:18 AM
Hi Guys,
I'm using the Edimax EW7318Ug USB wireless device to connect to the internet. At home (where I use WPA) it works flawlessly, but when I get into college its a totally different story. When it connects to the unsecured network and begins to download anything, the entire computer starts to stutter, react very slowly and firefox will likely crash. Its frustrating as it makes usage of the internet impossible, but it also drives the fans in my laptop to full speed which can be very loud and embarrassing in a quiet library full of other people.
Any help??

portach king
May 14th, 2008, 11:28 AM
Nobody else has had this problem? I'd very much appreciate any help.