change desk top from dial up to broadband

February 14, 2011 at 23:19:51
Specs: Windows 98
how do I change my compaq desk top with windows98 from dial up to broadband all I see on it is dial up how do I change it

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February 15, 2011 at 02:42:23
It may depend on the broadband provider, and whether or not they "require" a proprietary software installation. For the most part, if you have your broadband connection properly connected to your Win98 machine, you "should" be able to just remove the dialup connection and be done with it. You may have to re-run the Internet Connection Wizard again if just removing it doesn't work. AT&T once said I "had to have their software" installed to connect to their DSL service, and it "wouldn't work on anything earlier than Win2K". Turns out I didn't need any software at all and I got it working with everything back to Win3.11.

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."

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February 24, 2011 at 09:34:03
Yes, TCP/IP ("high-speed" "broadband") will work on ALL operating systems back through and including MS-DOS. I've done it in MS-DOS with text-based Arachne browser.

It's the ISP software that requires a particular operating system level. But I never install the ISP's software, unless it's AOL on dial-up. It's not needed and it bloats down the system.

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November 12, 2011 at 00:41:56
Arachne is not text-based. Although, yes, certain types of broadband connections will work with DOS:

"Arachne web browser. Installing and setting up for internet connection via Ethernet adapter":

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November 19, 2011 at 19:08:24
Thanks for the correction. I meant to refer to the Lynx web browser.

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