My Vista laptop freezes consistently whenever I turn on the wireless networking. Its perfectly stable when using wired LAN or a USB 3G modem, but cold-freezes when using Wifi.
I've being considering upgrading to Win7 anyway and thought that reinstalling the networking stack might fix the issues, but if it's a hardware fault that will just be a waste of time and waste of a Windows license.
I've looked thru the Event Viewer and checked for other error traces but can't find any clues to help track it down. It seems more likely that a cold freeze is due to a hardware issue than software, is that true?
==EDIT== The laptop is a Toshiba A200 with an Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Wifi driver on version 22.214.171.124.