I have been having a terrible time with a new computer I have purchased, it is the infamous driver_irql_not_less_or_equal.
After searching the internet relentlessly for a solution to this problem, I have decided to post my own question, because it seems that this error is caused by faulty drivers or not properly installed drivers. I then searched for the driver named in the BSOD, athrxusb.sys, and found it belongs to my SMCWUSB-G, part number 99-012084-552.
I have followed the procedures of many forums before deciding to post, I have tried uninstalling old drivers, moving the wireless adapter to different USB ports, and reinstalling the drivers. I also used programs such as device doctor to locate old and outdated drivers to replace them.
I would just go buy another wireless adapter, but I am worried that the driver, athrxusb.sys, will be required for any wireless adapter, no matter which I buy. I have seen that this error spans across multiple versions of windows operating systems, why not release a patch to fix this error? Is there one? If there is can it become more readily available to the public?
Ultimately I would like to fix the solution, buying a new device is not out of the option, I just want my PC to be able to connect to the internet without causing a BSOD and wireless is the only option. Thanks for the help!