Quote: Originally Posted by EvolutionZero
Does that also relate to the computer crashing?
Not likely. The drivers are probably to blame for this, but you should be able to figure that out quickly. Getting a driver directly from Atheros could solve the crashing and yield a better speed, but possibly not the increase you are looking for.
Anyway, to piggyback on something said above, if you want to use a wireless adapter with a desktop/tower, switch to a USB one with a long cable, so you can bring the actual adapter away from the tower. I've set up a few for friends and family members, and I always have the best luck running the cable up a wall and mounting the adapter well above the tower.