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Broadband for Win98

By agentx ·
Will a broadband connection work on a Pentium 100 running Win98. The system does not have any USB ports but I will add an PCI expansion card to fix this.

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by w2ktechman In reply to Broadband for Win98

If you have a network card (ethernet) and is using TCP/IP then it should work fine.

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by y2kjade In reply to Broadband for Win98

If your trying to use a brodband Modem through the usb port. i dont think you will be able to find a driver for it. but the eathernet connection schould work

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by mjd420nova In reply to Broadband for Win98

Yes, one of my past systems (6 years ago) was a P1 MMX, 1Ghz with WIN95 ungraded to WIN98. The unit worked fine with the USB card and eventually installed a LAN card to access the cable modem instead of using the USB.

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by kentavius In reply to Broadband for Win98

Yes it will work but your service would be really slow. I recommend purchasing a computer with atleast 300MHZ with 64 Megabytes of memory to receive the benefits of a broadband connection.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Broadband for Win98

Yes it will work but if possible you would be better off using a LAN Card if possible as that will allow a faster connection without any USB Driver Problems.

So far every Broadband Modem that I've ever seen has a LAN port on it so if possible I would recommend using that as even the slowest 10 MEG per minute is far faster than any USB port can ever hope to be. Being Win 98 you will be limited to USB 1 speeds as well.


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by jdclyde In reply to Broadband for Win98

Your BEST bet is to just buy a "barebones" system, that has just the MB/Memory/CPU/case. Move your existing drives over to that for about $200 and you have a current system.

It will even have Ethernet built into the MB so you would be all set. That 100 WILL work, but will be real slow unless you turn off all autoload of pics.

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by parthiv_13 In reply to Broadband for Win98

If you want to stay with your current system only and want to use it then ADD one PCI expansion card. Get one Ethernet Card if you do not have. And If your Broadband is through switch then it will work fine. But if through Modem then you may have problem with drivers. Even you will have slow speed if you can still use your Broadband through ethernet card.

Better if you have other PC then connect your current system in LAN and do Proxy with it.

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by BHunsinger In reply to Broadband for Win98

Actually ,while you can add a ethernet port, you need to use an ISA card to add it. PCI ethernet won't work with a Pentuim board. Check the classified ads a nd by a PII for 50 bucks instead

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by ctrservices In reply to Broadband for Win98

I have used the Belkin Network PCI Card ($15 US or less) on a number of Win98's, and it works just fine. By the way, the Win95 drivers seem to work better than the win98 drivers on the included CD.

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ctrservices: help w. ethernet card setup

by etta250 In reply to

hey there ctrservices, I just installed an ethernet port on a Windows 98 Computer and need help setting it all up. I want to be able to go on the internet through the CAT5 cable plugged into the new card.

The card is a Network Everywhere Network Card + Cable. It is model no. NC100U-WM.

I think I set it up with the floppy disk that came with it, but when I double click on internet explorer, the Internet Connection Wizard pops up. This is because the PC is fresh from a system recover.

Now, how do I set up the internet connection? The wizard gives me 3 options - telephone line, LAN, or that the computer is already set up for internet.

I have no idea how to configure the thing from here, do you think you could help me? It definitely sounds like you know what you are doing.

Some other threads mention TCI protocol something, do I have to work with / install that?

Thanks a bunch-

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