|Does it get detected at all?|
Normally it should get detected and then as it is windows 98 it may ask for a driver.
Windows 98 generally does not have built in drivers for USB devices and therefore you need to install the drivers for your device. However, it still has to be detected first and for you to be prompted for the driver hence my question.
You can read more about USB support on Win98 here:
☺ When everything else fails, read the instructions.