Crash with DLink wireless and Windows 2000 Pro
jnw "at" realvnc.com
Tue Aug 17 23:19:01 2004
I use a D-Link PCI card and router and have generally found that my entire
PC hangs if the wireless network key is invalid, if the wireless network
cannot be found, etc. There seems to be something really dodgy about their
network drivers. There are some stability updates for the router I'm using
(the older 614+), which I suspect may help, but of course they're only
available for U.S. units... :(
VNC network data has different timing characteristics to most normal data
transfers, so it's possible that in your case, a bug in the driver or router
is being tripped by the VNC traffic characteristics, causing the host PC to
One note: my PC invariably returns from the dead after a few minutes of
seeming to be completely hung, when the network is misbehaving.
Hope that helps.
Wez @ RealVNC Ltd.
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> [mailto:vnc-list-admin "at" realvnc.com] On Behalf Of Jon-Inge Paulsen
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> Subject: Crash with DLink wireless and Windows 2000 Pro
> I'm running a Windows 2000 Pro file server in my network.
> I've been remotely
> controlling it using RealVNC for a long time. However,
> yesterday I installed a
> new DLink wireless network card in the PC. As long as I only
> access files and
> resources over the network, the computer works fine with the
> new network card.
> However, whenever I try to run the VNC Viewer and log on to
> the server, it
> freezes completely within a few minutes. I have upgraded all
> the drivers on
> the computer, and I've updated the BIOS as well. I have also
> installed the
> latest DLink drivers for the card. (The network is the DLink
> DI-624 router and
> the DWL-G520 card).
> Anyone have any idea what might cause the problem? Is it
> something that can be
> caused by RealVNC, or is it a hardware conflict between the
> motherboard and
> the network card?
> Appreciate any help!
> Best regards,
> Jon-Inge Paulsen
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