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Huawei 4G Dongle Crashes PC

I recieved my 4G dongle (Huawei, USB only, no wifi) yesterday.  All working great except... The PC it's connected to crashes frequently since I started using it.  It tends to happen when I try to do something that consumes a fair bit of data, e.g. press play on youtube, running a connection speed test, etc. 

 

has anyone encountered this?  Any ideas on a way to improve it? Is it worth me hunting down firmware for the device?

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Re: Huawei 4G Dongle Crashes PC

I'd try uninstalling the device and software first.
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Re: Huawei 4G Dongle Crashes PC

I've done that already. Smiley Sad
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Re: Huawei 4G Dongle Crashes PC

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Run ccleaner and take out any redundant registry entries and reboot.
Check for dongle software updates etc.
Are you win 7, 8 10?

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Re: Huawei 4G Dongle Crashes PC

Oh, I meant to reply to this - it turns out one of my USB ports is a bit broken so crashes PC when things are connected to it.  That's all it was!