Messenger W4 might crash your modem

on July 25th, 2010 by Matt | No Comments »

Hi everyone.
If you’ve tried out Windows Live Messenger Wave 4, you might either love it or hate it to bits. Personally, I love most of the changes they made. However, after using it for about a week, every time I started it (Messenger Wave 4) up my Netgear modem would simply stop what it was doing, and reset. This would mean I’d have to wait for the modem to start back up again and I wouldn’t be able to chat. I decided not to worry about it too much and simply didn’t go on Messenger for a week (instead, I used this), but when I tried again the same thing occurred. So yesterday, I went with my family to a close friend of the family to get my old Netgear router back. I got home, hooked it up, and started up messenger. Guess what happened this time; instead of the Netgear modem reseting, the Netgear router (that my laptop was wirelessly connected to) reset instead.
So now, after some extensive testing, I’m 110% sure that Windows Live Messenger Wave 4 can possibly crash/reset your wireless modem or router. No idea why, but that’s just how it is.