wireless network with old win98 PC - possible?

  spot the braincell 08:28 07 Nov 2005
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I have a "state of the ark" Tiny PC running win98 and also a new Dell laptop. The latter is wireless enabled but the former isn't.

I want to get them both wireless and networked, so understand I need a newtork card for the Tiny and a wireless router.

Question, is there likely to be somewhere on the Tiny to stick it and will the PC be up to it anyway and also any recommendations for a card and a router and where to get them.

  PaulB2005 08:30 07 Nov 2005

I've recently added a PCI Wireless card to an old Tiny PC with Win98 and it worked fine.

You need to check if you have a white PCI slot free.

  woodchip 13:39 07 Nov 2005

You need one with Ethernet so you can set the router up, also if it stops working

  spot the braincell 13:57 07 Nov 2005

Thanks for the responses guys.
Woodchip: is the purpose of the ethernet so I can connect both into the set top box, if the wireless bit doesn't work.

Alternatively,

can I keep the Tiny plugged in as it is via USB to the NTL set top box AND have a wireless router just for the laptop, meaning I've no need for the card in the Tiny

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