|I downloaded the driver again. It was the same size as yours--17,252,382. It's the same version as the one I downloaded 10 years ago. The only difference I could see was the readme.txt file in the new download was larger than in the older download. That must account for the size difference.|
I ran the new download and it extracted just fine so the problem is not with the gateway file. It either got corrupted maybe during the download process or burning to cd or some other software problem is preventing it from running. I suggest you redownload it and try again.
I've never tried the Dell driver as the gateway file always worked for me. The gateway link showed an additional update for ME for that 1373 card so the Dell download for ME may or may not work as is for 98.
I know the gateway file will do the job if you can get it running. It even enables dos support for the card if you should choose the 'restart in msdos mode' from the shutdown box.
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