Sound problem with Yamaha YMF-744 and Packard Bell Club!!!

March 1, 2012 at 06:12:44
Specs: Windows 98 Second Edition, Intel Pentium III 733MHz, i think. 64MB RAM.
Hello. I have an old Packard Bell with Windows 98 Second Edition. The problem is; the sound doesn't work. I have installed the Yamaha 744 sound driver, but it doesn't work. I've also tried to install the ES 1373 sound driver, but the sound still doesn't work. The sound worked before I installed Windows 98. I had Windows Me before I installed Windows 98.
Can anybody help me? I know i got the right driver, and this (http://www.uktsupport.co.uk/pb/faq/model2.htm) site confirms it.

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March 1, 2012 at 07:02:05
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#2
March 1, 2012 at 08:17:17
"Did you ever determine the exact model/model number of your system?"
Kindoff. It's either the Club 50, Club 60, Club 65 or Club 75.
I know the name of the hardware my computer has.

"Before you wiped WinME, you should have looked at Device Manager to identify your hardware, then you could have downloaded the drivers in advance."
I doesn't matter know, I have AIDA32 to identify my hardware.


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March 1, 2012 at 08:45:28
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March 1, 2012 at 08:48:51
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#5
March 1, 2012 at 09:41:33
That's the problem!! I've tried both drivers, but none of them are working. AIDA32 is saying:
Intel 82801 AA I\O Controller Hub - AC'97 Audio Adapter.

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March 1, 2012 at 09:55:50
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#7
March 1, 2012 at 13:20:10
I have instaled the chipset drivers now. I still don't have sound.
I've installed Yamaha YMF 744. I still don't have sound.
I have tried the ES 1373 drivers. I still don't have sound.
What's next?

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March 1, 2012 at 14:48:34
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March 2, 2012 at 04:47:33
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#10
March 2, 2012 at 07:17:35
I think this: http://members.driverguide.com/driv... driver is the driver i need. Now, the driver is compatible with Windows 98, but the DriverGuide installer isn't compatible with Windows 98. Do anyone know how to install this driver on WIndows 98?????????

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March 2, 2012 at 11:05:06
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March 2, 2012 at 11:25:51
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#13
March 2, 2012 at 20:32:03
"Intel 82801 AA I\O Controller Hub - AC'97 Audio Adapter"

The AC'97 sound is a Crystal sound codec chip that's built into the Intel 810 main chipset.

The drivers for it are NOT included in the Intel 8xx main chipset drivers.

I looked up where to get the sound drivers recently for another computer that has an Intel 810 main chipset.

Supermicro ftp site
http://www.supermicro.com/about/pol...


Go there to:
ftp://ftp.supermicro.com/driver/Audio/ac97/Crystal/WDM
Click on Doc
Click on PW4026R2.txt - installation directions
Read them and follow them !

Download PW4026R2.txt

Go back to ftp://ftp.supermicro.com/driver/Audio/ac97/Crystal/WDM
Download PW4026R2.zip
Extract it's contents.
........

Also...

See response 32 in this
http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...


, starting at:

"Intel web site

LATEST available drivers
Desktop Intel 810 chipset "

Install the IAA to improve the computer's performance, and. optionally, the enhanced video drivers.


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#14
March 3, 2012 at 04:49:58
Tubesandwires - It almost worked. Now it says: "The device is either not present, not working properly, or does not have all the drivers installed. (Code 10). Try upgrading the device drivers for this device". But when i click, I can hear a sound from the speakers. And i'm sure it's from the speakers. I think "your" drivers is the right drivers, but HOW can i solve this problem? And I can hear the speaker sound when I click a place on the screen where i'm not supposed to click.

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March 3, 2012 at 06:00:27
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#16
March 3, 2012 at 07:04:34
OK, so I forgot to include one word, big deal.

The AC'97 COMPATIBLE sound is a Crystal sound codec chip that's built into the Intel 810 main chipset

I pointed you to this....

"Go there to:
ftp://ftp.supermicro.com/driver/Audio/ac97/Crystal/WDM
Click on Doc
Click on PW4026R2.txt - installation directions
Read them and follow them ! "

....because it's VERY common for people to install sound "drivers" the WRONG WAY !

Sound "drivers" always include associated software that must be installed properly along with the actual drivers. If you install only the actual drivers, it's likely the device, and/or the other software associated with it, will NOT work properly.
.....

The following directions are for 2000 or XP, but similar applies to Win 98SE except for how you get to the locations. .

Start - Settings - Control Panel - Add / Remove Programs

RIGHT click on My Computer - Properties - Device Manager

Sound and video "drivers" always have associated files that must be installed properly along with the actual drivers. If you install only the actual drivers, it's likely the device, and/or the other software associated with it, will NOT work properly.

Unless the instructions for installing a device tell you otherwise....
(this ALWAYS applies to video and sound adapters )

You DO NOT install drivers for a device while booting into Windows, if the software for the device has not been installed yet - when Windows detects a generic device or New Hardware while booting, you allow it to search for drivers, it doesn't find any, and it wants you to show it the location of the drivers - CANCEL that, continue on to the desktop, and install the software for the device using the proper installation from a CD or the proper installation file that you downloaded from the web.
The same applies no matter when Windows pops up Found New Hardware !

If you DID install drivers that way,

(The following also applies if you want to un-install previous software, or re-install the same software)

- for video "drivers"....

- go to Control Panel - Classic View - Add or Remove Programs and Un-install the software you installed, reboot, DO NOT install drivers while booting, let the desktop screen fully load.

Install the video software properly by running the proper download you got from the web, or if you have the CD that came with the video card that's in a slot, or if you have the CD that came with the brand name computer that has the Drivers on it, run the video software installation from the installation program on that.

for sound adapter drivers...

- go to Control Panel - Classic View - Add/Remove Programs and Un-install the software you installed, reboot, DO NOT install drivers while booting.

- go to Device Manager.
(e.g. RIGHT click on My Computer - Properties - Hardware - Device Manager)
If the sound adapter is still listed, RIGHT click on it and Un-install it.
If that was there, and you un-installed it, Reboot at least once.
DO NOT install drivers while booting.

Install the sound software properly by running the proper download you got from the web, or if you have the CD that came with the sound card, or if you have the CD that came with the brand name computer that has the Drivers on it, run the sound software installation from the installation program on that.
.......

Also - did you un-install the other sound drivers you installed BEFORE you tried installing the Crystal sound WDM ??
....

Apparently these sound "drivers" are built into 2000 and above. They may be built into ME too.


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March 3, 2012 at 10:39:17
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#18
March 3, 2012 at 11:02:52
@riider
I've got it now. You can stop posting rude replies here now.

@Tubesandwires
Thanks. I'm gonna try it again. I think your driver is the right one.

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#19
March 3, 2012 at 11:29:43
All my responses have been deleted. Tubes, he's all yours. Good luck.

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#20
March 3, 2012 at 11:34:57
riider

There CAN be a discrete audio chip built into the mboard, but at least some of the Intel 810 chipsets DO have AC'97 sound support built into it. I have no idea whether that's built into the main chips or is a codec chip that's separate that comes with them.

See response 32:
http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...

Excerpts:

""Sound
Integrated Wavetable Audio""

""System Board
Supermicro 370SWD""

"Supermicro Archives - manuals
http://www.supermicro.com/support/a...

Intel 810 -

(Motherboard Manual) 370SWD/370SWT/370SWM
http://www.supermicro.com/manuals/m... "

"Page 23 of the pdf
- has Intel 810 integrated audio "
....

"PowerSpec drivers page for 4820
http://www.powerspec.com/support/su...

From the 4820 specs -

"Sound
Integrated Wavetable Audio"

In the list, only one choice -
Sound - Win98 Crystal Soft Audio sound drivers "

"Supermicro ftp site
http://www.supermicro.com/about/pol...

Go there to:
ftp://ftp.supermicro.com/driver/Audio/ac97/Crystal/
Readme.txt does not mention drivers for 2000 (or XP) for the Intel 8xx chipsets, so they're probably built into 2000 (and XP)."


Contents of Readme.txt:

" VXD - Windows 95 and 98
WDM - Windows 98 Second Edition
WinNT - Windows NT

The Crystal audio drivers in this directory are for 815, 850, 860 and 845
chipset motherboards using Intel(R) ICH2 chip. "

It doesn't mention the 810 main chipset but the same probably applies to at least SOME of the 810 chipsets.



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#21
March 3, 2012 at 11:52:04
I have installed the Crystal driver - when i install it using the setup.exe file in the .zip file you told about, it asks for Crystal AC9x WDM driver disk. What should I do? It also asks for the WHQL driver disk. I'm sorry, but I am a n00b on this area.

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Windows 2000
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#22
March 3, 2012 at 14:14:54
Win 98SE and previous back to Win 95 (and probably ME to a lesser extent) often makes stupid assumptions about where to look for files when you're installing software.

Point Windows to look in the folder (Browse to the folder) where you extracted the contents of PW4026R2.zip to

Win 98SE (Win ME and previous) has no built in program to extract the contents of *.zip files. If you have no program that can open it, I recommend you get and install WinZip 7.
WinZip 7.0 is available here:
http://www.oldversion.com/program.p...


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#23
March 3, 2012 at 22:34:16
By the way, these are probably the same sound drivers....

PowerSpec drivers page for 4820
http://www.powerspec.com/support/su...

In the list, only one choice -
Win98 Crystal Audio Drivers for Supermicro 810 and 810e Motherboards

That system came with Win 98SE on it.


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#24
March 4, 2012 at 03:47:46
I have extracted the file on another computer. But i still get code 10, though it detects the "PCI multimedia audio device". What should I do?

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Windows 2000
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ES 1869 audio
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#25
March 4, 2012 at 08:58:05
What should I do now? What is causing the Code 10? I tried to download the PowerSpec Crystal driver as you said, but when i press "download" i just get HTTP 404 not found!

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#26
March 4, 2012 at 09:06:14
None of the Packard Bell documentation shows a Crystal sound chip being used on ANY of the Club series PCs. Since you refuse to open the case & identify the soundchip, how about trying another approach? Do you think you could possibly find & post the BIOS ID string?

http://www.biosflash.com/e/bios-id.htm


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#27
March 4, 2012 at 09:46:28
Yes. It is:

03-0310-119900-00101111-071595-WHITNEY-1AACC077-H

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#28
March 4, 2012 at 12:57:21
Does it by any chance say iconnect on the front of your tower?

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#29
March 4, 2012 at 13:22:34
When a video adapter is built into the main chipset, the video circuits of some other vendor are sometimes licensed to be used by the chipset maker, but that other vendor is not always identified.
E.g. the video built into the Via MVP4 main chipset is licensed from Trident, it's the same as Trident Blade video, but that doesn't show up on the Via web site. Other older Via main chipsets use video licensed from S3.
I believe the same applies to main chipsets that have integrated audio support in their main chipset in some cases, so, for example, you may not see support for the Crystal codec mentioned for the 810 or 810E main chipsets.
Also, some sound software vendors have been supporting other vendor's chipsets for years, and sometimes the chips themselves are re-labeled - Realtek certainly, possibly ADI too, so Realtek or ADI (SoundMax software) could be supplying drivers for what was orginally for Crystal codec support.
.....

That's probably an OEM only bios string - for a mboard model made only for brand name system builders, possibly only Packard Bell.

The WHITNEY in it does confirm that it has an Intel 810 or 810E main chipset.

Try going here....

Desktop Boards
Troubleshooting audio issues
http://www.intel.com/support/mother...

"The Audio Wizard provides an interactive diagnostic flowchart to help you isolate and resolve audio issues with IntelĀ® Desktop Boards."

It's for made-by-Intel mboards but it may pin down which sound codec or discrete sound chip you have.
.............

"Tubesandwires - It almost worked. Now it says: "The device is either not present, not working properly, or does not have all the drivers installed. (Code 10)."

"I have extracted the file on another computer. But i still get code 10, though it detects the "PCI multimedia audio device". What should I do?"

SEE BELOW, starting at ....
"Whether the mboard has a discrete sound chip or not, installing the main chipset drivers (INF update utility) is probably essential for getting the sound to work if it's integrated into the main chipset !!"


- you probably need to install the main chipset drivers, THEN install the sound drivers.

"What should I do now? What is causing the Code 10? I tried to download the PowerSpec Crystal driver as you said, but when i press "download" i just get HTTP 404 not found!"

Sorry - I see there are TWO sound downloads there and Both of them have links that no longer have the download.
..........

"Whitney" Motherboards: A look at Motherboards based on Intel's new 810 chipset
http://www.ittechpages.com/tech/whi...

Excerpt:

Third paragraph:

" ...plus built-in support for UDMA/66, 10/100 base T networking, sound and graphics.... "
....

Driver : Intel 810 Chipset Motherboard 82815 MOBO
http://www.inetbridge.net/forum/dri...

"SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio"

and ALSO

"Compared to the previous generation chipsets i810 possesses the following distinctive features:

* Integrated AC'97 link for a software modem and a sound card; ..."
...........

Whether the mboard has a discrete sound chip or not, installing the main chipset drivers (INF update utility) is probably essential for getting the sound to work if it's integrated into the main chipset !!

sound drivers Intel(R) 82801BA/BAM AC'97 Audio Controller
http://www.softwaretipsandtricks.co...


04-18-2007, 07:57 PM
Bookworm

Quote:
Originally Posted by Red Baron
Am working on an old IBM Aptiva Model 2270 running Windows 98SE. Just did a fresh install after a hard drive reformat. Have most everything up and running except sound. I get the infamous PCI Multimedia Device Found and of course, no driver. I tried loading the ADI SoundMAX 1885 Audio Driver from the Lenovo website (formerly IBM PC). No dice and this is the only audio driver they have listed for this machine. As you might guess, the sound is motherboard integrated and I have the wonderful Intel 82801AA I/O Controller Hub AC/97 Audio Adapter [B-1]. Thanks in advance for any and all help.


can you get Everest and post the report Computer/Summary want to check the chipset etc
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System...
...

04-18-2007, 09:45 PM
Red Baron

Everlast output Summary Below. Thanks!
(should be Everest output Summary Below)

"Motherboard Chipset Intel Whitney i810"

Multimedia:
Audio Adapter Intel 82801AA I/O Controller Hub - AC'97 Audio Adapter [B-1]
....

04-19-2007, 08:58 PM
Bookworm


Go here to Intel
http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sea...

No:3 - INF update - install then RESTART the comp

Install audio again

SET A SYSTEM RESTORE POINT BEFORE INSTALLING JUST IN CASE

Barbara MCP
......

04-20-2007, 05:01 AM
ema87
Dear Barbara,

I installed the audio drive you told me about and it worked..
...

04-23-2007, 05:26 PM
Red Baron

Quote:
Originally Posted by bookworm
Go here to Intel http://downloadfinder.intel.com/scr... o%21

No:3 - INF update - install then RESTART the comp

Install audio again

SET A SYSTEM RESTORE POINT BEFORE INSTALLING JUST IN CASE

Hope this helps


Barbara,
Before I could try this last software, I found the sound driver for the IBM motherboard on DriverGuide.com. The name is 810audiowin982.exe in case anyone else needs this. I still have a "device" for which I have no idea what it is, but since everything works fine, I think it best to leave well enough alone! Thanks again for your help, Barbara!
.........................

IBM SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio Driver Download
http://members.driverguide.com/driv...

File Name:810audiowin982.exe

Scroll down to the DARK GREEN Download button and click on it

It's a Driver Guide installer

Setup.ini in it says

DownloadFileName=810audiowin982.exe


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#30
March 4, 2012 at 13:46:53
"03-0310-119900-00101111-071595-WHITNEY-1AACC077-H"

OK, 1199 identifies the board manufacturer as Gigabyte. WHITNEY identifies the motherboard chipset as the Intel i810 (or possibly i810E). That would mean it's probably one of the "Houston" motherboards. Notice that they all use the same SigmaTel STAC 9700 Codec:

http://www.uktsupport.co.uk/pb/mb/h...

http://www.uktsupport.co.uk/pb/mb/h...

http://www.uktsupport.co.uk/pb/mb/h...

Try this driver:

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Det...


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#31
March 6, 2012 at 06:31:20
None of the drivers work.
I cannot use the "audio wizard", because my machine doesn't have an internet connection.
BTW. Is it possible to use a B network card on a N router?

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#32
March 6, 2012 at 07:59:08
"None of the drivers work." that is hardly a surprise.........

Yes to Network Card.......

Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....


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#33
March 6, 2012 at 08:16:15
Make sure that the onboard sound is enabled in the mboard's bios Setup.
It is by default, but someone may have disabled it.

Does the computer have just ONE sound adapter - the one that has ports where most of, or all of, the other ports are on the back of the case ?
That's what I have been assuming.

If you have more than one sound adapter - you also have sound ports on a card further down in a slot space on the back of the case - you need to plug the speakers into the green port where most of the other ports are up higher on the back of the case.

The speakers probably MUST be amplified speakers meant to be used with computers - you may hear nothing from un-amplified speakers.

Did you un-install previous sound drivers you tried in Add / Remove Programs BEFORE trying different drivers ?

Did you install the main chipset drivers - INF Update utility ??

- see response 29

...starting at:

04-19-2007, 08:58 PM
Bookworm

Go here to Intel ....
......


All wireless N routers are backwards compatible with wireless G
network adapters.
They may NOT be backwards compatible with wireless B network adapters.
READ the specfications for the model !

What makes you think you have a wireless B network adapter ?
It's not likely you have one.
They were only sold for a relatvely short time, then wireless G network adapters came out, which are backwards compatible with wireless B.

If you haven't set up a wireless connection before, that's NOT a straight forward (easy) thing.
If you have never used the wireless N router before wirelessly, in some cases the wireless feature (the wireless broadcast) is switched OFF by default.
In that case
- the led on the router that indicates the wireless feature is on, e.g. labeled WLAN, is NOT lit up.
- you have to access the router's configuration settings and change that setting so it's switched ON. That requires that you connect to the router via a network cable connection between your (or any) computer's wired network adapter and the router (don't plug into a port labeled WLAN on the router).
-
The wireless network adapter must have drivers for it that work in Win 98SE or 98SE / ME .
I've never come across any wireless N network adapter that has drivers available for it for previious to Win. 2000.
Some older (no longer sold new) wireless G netwrork adapters DO have drivers available for 98SE or 98SE / ME .

In any case, you don't need to connect to the wireless N router wirelessly in order to connect through it to the internet. If the 98SE computer has a wired 10/100 mbps network card, or a built into the mboard 10/100 mbps network adapter, the proper drivers are installed for that, and the card is shown to be working properly in Device Manager, that will work fine.



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#34
March 6, 2012 at 09:01:22
It is a D-link DWL-520+ B network card. But i cannot connect to my network. This is because: When I enter the code to the network i get a message saying that the key has to be 13 characters. Do you know how to fix this? When i use HEX i can only use A-F.

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Mobile Intel Pentium II @266MHz
160 MB RAM
Windows 2000
Chips & Technologies 65555
graphics
ES 1869 audio
Designed for Windows NT, Windows 95


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#35
March 6, 2012 at 11:17:35
Apparently DWL-520+ is a wireless B ONLY PCI card wireless network adapter.
For the US, it was discontinued in 2004.

It's NOT a good idea to install it in the last / first PCI slot closest to the center of the mboard. That slot usually shares it's IRQ wiith the video, and if that applies to your case, you're likely to have problems with any PCI card installed in that slot unless it's PCI video card.

What make and model is your wireless N router ??

A 128 bit encryption code must be 13 characters, or 26 characters if you select Hex.
(A 64 bit encryption code must be 5 characters, or 10 characters if you select Hex.)

For Hex you can use any of 16 characters, 0 (zero) to 9 (10 possibilities), A to F (6 possibilities)
.....

The Security settings on both ends of the wireless connection must be the same.

The Security settings in 98SE must be set using a wireless settings utility that came with the drivers for the DWL-520+.

The Security settings in the wireless N router's configuration settings are shown when you access that configuration by using it's URL - 192.168.xxx.xxx - in an internet browser such as IE to access the router, then you use a user name and/or password to access the configuration settings.

Note than when the wireless connection is NOT working between the wireless adapter and the wireless router for your computer, you CANNOT access the router wirelessly - to access the router and it's configuration settings, you MUST either.....
- connect to the router via a network cable connection between your (or any) computer's wired network adapter and the router (don't plug into a port labeled WAN on the router).
- connect to the router wirelessly via another computer that already has a working wireless connection to the router


The type of encryption, whether it is 64 bit, or 128 bit, and the code in the wireless adapter utility's settings must be the same as in the router's settings.

NOTE that you should Restart Windows 98SE after making changes to the wireless adapter utility's settings to make sure they have been recognized by Windows.

The SSID - the label that is broadcast wireless that identifies the router - is shown in the router's configuration settings.
If your computer is within range of more than one wireless connection, you must select the right SSID for your router in the wireless adapter's wireless settings utility. .

The default URL - 192.168.xxx.xxx (xxx can be only one number, or up to 3 numbers, 0 to 255) you use to access the router in an internet browser , the default user name and /or password you use to access the router's configuration settings, and the default SSID is shown in the manual for your specific router model - that's probably in the FULL manual on the CD or DVD that came with the wireless adapter, or it can be downloaded from a D-Link web site.

NOTE that when you look up support and downloads for your DWL-520+
- you must select the D-Link web site for the region it was bought in
- there may be more than one revision or version of it - if there is, you must select the proper revision or version of it
...otherwise the manual may not have the correct info in it for your specific model / revision / version, and the software downloads ("drivers" downloads ) may not be the right one.
......

The version of IE that comes with 98SE does NOT work properly on the internet anymore .
You need to install a newer browser version.
You can install IE 6, but it does NOT work properly on a lot of web pages anymore, even after you load the SP1 updates for it.
You cannot install the latest versions of the Adobe Flash player or Shockwave player in IE 6 or IE 6 SP! in 98SE (unless you install KernelEX - see below). Lots of web pages use the (Adobe, formerly Macromedia ) Flash player.

You can install an older version of the Opera browser in 98SE,
- or, much better, you can install a program called KernelEX, then install a newer or the latest version of Opera, or a newer or the latest latest Firefox version .

If you want more details about that, let me know. I've been fiddling with Opera, KernelEX, and FireFox in Win 98 lately.

Opera seerms to work better in 98SE than Firefox.

You must install IE 6 in 98SE in order to be able to use Microsoft's Windows Update page.
IE 6 SP1 is one of the first updates it finds.


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#36
March 6, 2012 at 13:24:58
You MUST install at least this in 98SE (ME and below) ...

Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1
http://www.microsoft.com/download/e...

Download it on another computer, copy it to a flash drive.
Copy it from the flash drive to 98SE, however you'll probably need to install the following BEFORE you do that.

Download this on another computer, copy it to a floppy disk...
Copy it from the floppy to 98SE, install it

Win 98 and 98SE have no built in support for recognizing USB flash drives - ME was the first Windows version that did.
It used to be that when you bought a new flash drive, there were drivers on a CD or a floppy disk that came with it that you could install for Win 98 or 98SE for that brand's flash drives, and / or those drivers were available from the brand's web site, but that's rarely the case these days, and if the brand does have drivers on their web site these days they're usually only available for Win 98SE, and in any case they often don't work with other brands of flash drives.

I've found these drivers to be a very good solution...

Generic USB Mass Storage drivers for Win 98 or 98SE ...

They also support many other USB devices including many USB 2.0 controllers and USB 2.0 devices.

See response 8:
http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...


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#37
March 6, 2012 at 13:38:27
I have installed Windows Me again. I just gave up and installed Me, and the sound is now working. But the only problem is the network. The password is biuagdqsny, but i cannot enter this code, no matter what i try.

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#38
March 6, 2012 at 14:14:44
Hey, now that you've finally come to your senses & reinstalled WinME, how about going to Device Manager & finding out which soundchip you have? The suspense is killing me!

Here's your wireless card info & driver:

DWL-520 Wireless 2.4GHz (802.11b) PCI Adapter

FTP driver site - direct download

And do yourself a favor, follow the WinME tweaks at the following site. If you do nothing else, make sure to disable System Restore & NEVER re-enable it again. It doesn't work properly & never did. All it does is muck things up.

Windows Me Super Tweaks

You're going to need a modern browser because IE5 & IE6 are no longer being supported by most websites. Try K-Meleon:

http://www.filehippo.com/download_k...

http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/

You're also going to need anti-virus. ClamWin is one of the only AV programs that still supports Win9x/ME. The only downside to it is it doesn't have a "real time" scanner. It must be run manually.

http://www.clamwin.com/


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#39
March 6, 2012 at 14:20:44
Hoorah, trumpets fanfare, February 20th was the startt of the journey, 2 weeks for bugger all..........

Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....


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#40
March 6, 2012 at 18:44:15
"But the only problem is the network. The password is biuagdqsny, but i cannot enter this code, no matter what i try."

The wireless B adapter probably doesn't support using a password for the security settings.
If you mean for the encryption code in Decimal, it probably must have 13 characters, or 5 characters, not 10.

The technology of the wireless N router is much newer than the technology of your wireless B adapter.
You must use Security settings on both ends of the wireless connection that the wireless B adapter supports. E.g. WEP 128 bit or WEP 64 bit.

A WEP 128 bit encryption code must have 13 characters in Decimal, or 26 characters if you select Hex.
(A WEP 64 bit encryption code must be 5 characters in Decimal, or 10 characters if you select Hex.)

For Hex you can use any of 16 characters, 0 (zero) to 9 (10 possibilities), A to F (6 possibilities)
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Other stuff
- you must use Infrastructure mode for a connection between a wireless router and a wireless adapter - that's probably the default - in the settings on both ends of the wireless connection.

- READ the manual for the wireless adapter !!

- your wireless B adapter supports Airplus, a max speed of 24 mbps, but ONLY if the device on the other end of the wireless connection supports AirPlus. (It does that by using two wireless channels instead of one.) The max speed of the connection to the wireless N router will probably be half that - 12 mbps.

- a wireless G adapter supports a max 54 mbps connection with your router . A wired (network cable) connection of a 10/100 mbps network adapter to your router supports max 100 mbps.

Both of those are much faster than your wireless B adapter can achieve. Depending on what the max speed of your internet connection package is, the internet may perform much better with a wireless G or wired 10/100 mbps connection.

mbps = mega bits per second for network related devices, NOT mega bytes per second.
Diviide the rating in mega bits per second by about ten to find your approx max rate in mega bytes per second - 8 bits per byte for data, 2 bits per byte for network "overhead".
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The info at the end of response 35 starting at...

"The version of IE that comes with 98SE does NOT work properly on the internet anymore ."

...and the info in response 36 also applies to ME, except that ME already recognizes USB flash drives natively.
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I used NO anti-malware software at all in 98SE from about early 2007 to the end of 2010 when the mboard died, and had no malware problems at all. I was using primarily 98SE nearly every day.
New malware is no longer being produced that affects ME and below.
The very few malware things that popped up in Windows 98SE when on the internet did not "stick" - all I had to do was close the browser, or at worst, Restart the computer.


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#41
March 7, 2012 at 09:54:22
It just says Intel 82801 AA I\O Sound controller

Compaq Armada 1700
Mobile Intel Pentium II @266MHz
160 MB RAM
Windows 2000
Chips & Technologies 65555
graphics
ES 1869 audio
Designed for Windows NT, Windows 95


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#42
March 7, 2012 at 10:11:35
It says that under "Sound, video & game controllers"? Nothing else is listed?

http://ask.creative.com/wwimages/ge...


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#43
March 7, 2012 at 11:16:54
Obviously ME has the sound drivers for the sound adapter that's integrated into the 810 main chipset built into the contents of it's CD.

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#44
March 7, 2012 at 15:56:26
The i810 chipset does NOT contain a integrated soundchip. It interfaces with an onboard soundchip. I'm curious as to which one it turned out to be.

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#45
March 7, 2012 at 16:37:16
http://hwinfo.com/download32.html

Googling is quicker than waiting for an answer....


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