I am trying to "repair" a friend's old PC, an old Packard Bell Pulsar with 200mhz cpu and 32mb RAM. He connects to the net using dial up but I have broadband, I want to download various progs like Ccleaner, Regseeker and Adaware as the computer is a real mess, but although I am using a network card I cannot connect. Will 95 recognise a network adapter,or should I be reconfiguring the internet connection in some way? Would it help if I upgraded from IE5 to IE6? or if I use a Windows 98 Upgrade disk would that solve the problem? Any helpful suggestions would be much appreciated
A Windows 95 PC should be able to use a network adapter, provided it is properly installed with 95 drivers. Once installed, broadband over the LAN from a router should be no different from any other network connection. You need to ensure that TCP/IP is installed for the particular adapter and that it is getting an IP address, either by DHCP from the router or manually configured.
The other option is to download the applications you want to your PC and transfer them over a network connection. I suspect the CD drive in an old Win 95 PC would be unable to read CD-R/RW disks, but it might be worth a try.
all the programs you mention should load using dial up in less than 90 mins. Go that way first then consider upgrading when machine is clean. I am now on dial up so do know the timings ,, am awaiting B/Band any day now . However am on WIN 98 on one PC and XP on the others ---good luck
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