Adding to this, I was setting my Edimax adapter up yesterday and was also getting system hangs just as the IP address was being resolved. It was most definitely a power issue.MrEngman wrote:I've seen another post with a similar error. I can't think of anything definite but it could be due to a power supply issue. The crash you are getting is happening just as the wifi adapter turns on and starts to take power. What power supply do you use? Have you tried plugging the wifi adapter into a hub?
There has been a lot of discussions regarding power supplies and wifi adapters plugged directly into the USB ports on the Pi. Insufficient power can cause some really bad problems like the one you're getting.
If I booted my Pi and then plugged in the wi-fi adapter at the login screen, it worked perfectly. Having it plugged in at boot would crash everytime. I'm using a Kindle Fire charger btw.