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Win 98 SE wireless?


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I have an old IBM laptop that I'd like to take on a 7 day trip. Is it possible to use wireless on it? I have abrand new netgear wireless router that's still in the box - will that work. I realize this operating system is terribily outdtated but this is the only time I've wanted to use the computer in ages.
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Windows 98 will go wireless but you will need the wireless software that comes with your wireless PCI card/USB dongle to do it. There is no built-in support for wireless under Windows 98 - strictly third party only.
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Neil, thanks for the reply but could you put that in non-geek speak for me, please. I have the netgear cd for installation but don't understand what else it is you're saying I need. :whistling:
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The CD that came with your wireless card/dongle contains some software that you need in order to go wireless. You need to run this CD and then plug-in your wireless USB adapter when asked for it.

Do not run the CD for the router, it won't help you and you don't need it anyway.

If you do not have any wireless equipment (a USB dongle or an appropriate PCMCIA adaptor) you will need to purchase one that will work under Windows 98.
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Thank you Neil!! I think I understand what you're saying but if not I'll post.

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