i have a windows 98 computer and am having troubles

December 13, 2011 at 15:48:45
Specs: Windows 7
how do i get internet onto my windows 98 computer, i have wirless internet so, i have internet access for my laptop but, i can't get the internet to run on my windows 98 computer, any suggestions? i have ran the installion disk for our wireless and that diddn't get it going. so if anybody knows any tricks and or techniques to help me get this issue resolved please reply. thanks....

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December 14, 2011 at 02:55:10
Your Windows 98 PC must have a wireless adapter installed to start with if you want to access the internet wirelessly from it. The problem with that is that I know of no wireless adapter these days that works on Windows 98 because no Windows 98 drivers are supplied with them.

That means you will almost certainly have to use a network card instead of wireless on your Windows 98 PC. The network card fits inside the PC and connects to the router with an ethernet cable. Bear in mind though that finding a Windows 98 device driver for the network card may also be a problem.

The bottom line is, Windows 98 is far too old to use for broadband internet. it was okay when all we had was dial-up internet through an analog modem, but technology (and newer Windows versions to support that technology) has changed considerably since the days of Windows 98.

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December 14, 2011 at 17:18:39
You could google around for a USB wireless adapter that is suitable for W98. I still have my ole W98 running online and am using a Belkin device. Looks a bit like a flash drive on an extension cable. Unfortunately I bought my USB adapter about 4 years ago so I'm not sure if there is still a W98 one around with a suitable installation CD.

EDIT: This is what I mean:
I'm in the UK so I'm not sure if they are available in the states.

My W98 skips around the internet on broadband just fine, using the last Opera browser that supported W98 (about a year ago).

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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December 15, 2011 at 14:07:19
If you must have wireless. Get a wireless adapter with Win 98 drivers. Linksys made them. Or get an wireless Ethernet bridge or wireless game adapter.

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January 2, 2012 at 08:26:35
@pip22 i actually hav 2 wireless adapter that work for windows 9x.

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January 2, 2012 at 08:27:43
try the belkin wireless g+ desktop card. works with windows 98. google f5d7001

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