Hey guys, Ok here is the deal, I have a friend who is not very computer literate so I speced out a dell computer with support for him and his wife, they have a wireless network so I went with them to BESTBUY to purchase one as the titel suggests I had them buy a NetGear WG311 v2. I installed the driver, and then installed the card and rebooted, and it all wnet well and good until we went to shut down the computer... now is where it gets interesting. I got a wierd error... thinking this was a SP2 compatibility issue I DL'd the latest and greatest driver for the card, and sure enough it said right on the driver download it was a fix for several SP2 compatibility issues. Ok, so I was on the right track... ONE problem... the same issue still exists. Here is the error listed when you try and shut down the computer: I copied it directly from the email my friend sent me. Hey...sorry...forgot to send last night. Also... "poor" signal message appears when cursor is over the WLAN icon and sometimes won't let you online.....???? maybe b/c it's on the floor? or maybe a defective adapter? BLUE SCREEN READS: ***Hardware Malfunction*** Call your hardware vendor for support NMI: Parity Check/Memory Parity Error ***The system has halted*** Thanks for all of your help!!! Amy ) Ok so now Im getting irritated. I find tons on the problem but nothing on the fix. I did find a driver by USRobotics which is supposed to clear up the problem, but it didnt work either. I am at a total loss here, even a complete uninstall/re-install of the drivers and card did not work, it has to be something easy.. someone please read this and tell me what Im missing THanks! Mike A!