Windows 98 & wireless

  TreeBear 22:42 01 Jun 2006

I am trying to set up a wireless network incorporating an old (6 yrs) IBM desktop running windows 98 and only having USB 1.0.

I prefer to use a USB wireless adaptor but would be ok to fit an internal board. However, not found anything certified to run under Win 98 & USB 1.0

If anyone has made a similar config work I'd be interested to know what you used - or is it time to get a new PC?

  SANTOS7 22:49 01 Jun 2006

click here
this may help,good luck..

  johnnyrocker 23:19 01 Jun 2006

as far as i know win 98 has no usb support resulting in loads of probs.


  De Marcus™ 23:23 01 Jun 2006

Does the laptop have a pcmcia slot like click here ?

  Dipso 00:21 02 Jun 2006

De Marcus™ - I think TreeBear has a laptop.

Is the OS Windows 98 or 98SE?

I run an 6 y/o Windows ME PC on wireless using a Netgear PCI card, WG311, system requirements Pent III or above and 98SE.

  Dipso 00:22 02 Jun 2006

Edit- Previous post meant to say desktop, doh!

  TreeBear 19:30 10 Jun 2006

Guys, thanks for your thoughts. I've not been able to find anything that looks as if it is going to work without a lot of fuss (and still results in having a very old PC anyway!) so solution was a new laptop - great screen, built in wireless and an excuse for a new toy :)

  wiz-king 20:53 10 Jun 2006

I have a Win98SE machine working on a wireless network - no trouble at all but I gave up USB as fairly useless and went for a wireless card. Incidentally, thanks to a thread I saw here, I also have remote desktop working to my firms network via broadband. So dont write of you old machine yet there's life in it yet.

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