Windows 11 Freezes entirely on WiFi connection

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After changing the SSID of my LAN, when trying to connect to it my laptop runnning Windows 11 (details below) freezes and does not respond until I forcefully shut it down. Nothing responds, Spotify audio instantly stopped. This happens only with this WiFi (so far at least 5 other connections have worked, and before changing the SSID and password this exact connection also caused no issues)

This is more worrisome than a BSOD.

A crash in the event viewer of NordVPN was in the event viewer and could be related.


Windows 11 details:

Edition Windows 11 Home
Version 21H2
Installed on ‎10/‎20/‎2021
OS build 22000.282
Serial number YX02LEAX
Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.22000.282.0


Device Specs:

Device name <BLANK>
Processor AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX with Radeon Graphics 3.30 GHz
Installed RAM 32.0 GB (27.9 GB usable)
System type 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor


Network details (using WiFi infoview)

SSID MAC Address PHY Type RSSI Signal Quality Average Signal Quality Frequency Channel Information Size Elements Count Company Router Model Router Name Security Cipher Maximum Speed Channel Width Channels Range BSS Type WPS Support First Detection Last Detection Detection Count Start Time Minimum Signal Quality Maximum Signal Quality 802.11 Standards Connected Stations Count Channel Utilization Country Code Description

<BLANK>5C-64-8E-09-FA-D2802.11n/ac-51100100.05.2805647623 <BLANK><BLANK>WPA2-PSKCCMP1733 Mbps80 MHz42 - 58InfrastructureLocked11/3/2021 9:53:17 AM11/3/2021 9:53:33 AM1711/3/2021 9:14:41 AM100100802.11d/e/h/i/kYes10.4%EU 
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