Internet connection quits on Windows 98 using ethernet adapter?

By Sam Goofus ·
Hi all, first post here.
I have recently hooked three computers to Verizon Fios. They are not networked together. The two WinXP machines are working fine but the the Win98 has an odd recurring problem. It is attached to the Verizon router via 100' of ethernet cable and a USB adapter. When the machine boots up the connection is perfect and relatively fast. After about an hours use with either IE or Firefox, the connection disappears completely and a ping gets no results. Restart the machine and the connection is good for about another hour.
I have tried numerous combinations of settings, upgrades, service packs, and all what else with the very same results.
The RAM is only 62mb with a 533Celeron brain. Any thoughts? Thanks, Sam

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Re: nternet connection quits on Windows 98 using ethernet adapter?

by michael.carr In reply to Internet connection quits ...

Have you tried uninstalling the Network Card, then rebooting the computer and reinstalling the Network card, you could also try using a NIC card and not USB, like PCI if one is available.

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