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Old August 12th 08, 11:18 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.internet
larry
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Default Internet connection with ethernet

I installed a ethernet adapter to my Win 98.I was told it would not work
unless I have a 98SE system. Is this correct and how do I find out if I have
FE or SE. THanks
--
daniel
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Old August 13th 08, 12:19 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.internet
Gary S. Terhune[_2_]
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Default Internet connection with ethernet

1. Right-click My Computer and then Properties (or go to Control
PanelSystem). On the General tab it will tell you which version you have.

2. It's very difficult to offer detailed advice based upon essentially no
details. How about you tell us what make/model Ethernet adapter you
installed? T'would make researching your issue SO much easier, s. Even if
it turns out that you have the original flavor of Win98, there are still a
few LAN cards out there with the drivers, or people with the drivers to
share. Even if the manufacturer stopped providing them, they still work.

--
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MS-MVP Shell/User
http://grystmill.com

"larry" wrote in message
...
I installed a ethernet adapter to my Win 98.I was told it would not work
unless I have a 98SE system. Is this correct and how do I find out if I
have
FE or SE. THanks
--
daniel



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Old August 13th 08, 03:09 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.internet
larry
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Default Internet connection with ethernet

I do have the original win98. The ethernet model I purchased is Trendnet
10/100mbps fast Ethernet PCI Adapter TE100-PCIWN. We are trying to connect
to high speed internet.
daniel


"Gary S. Terhune" wrote:

1. Right-click My Computer and then Properties (or go to Control
PanelSystem). On the General tab it will tell you which version you have.

2. It's very difficult to offer detailed advice based upon essentially no
details. How about you tell us what make/model Ethernet adapter you
installed? T'would make researching your issue SO much easier, s. Even if
it turns out that you have the original flavor of Win98, there are still a
few LAN cards out there with the drivers, or people with the drivers to
share. Even if the manufacturer stopped providing them, they still work.

--
Gary S. Terhune
MS-MVP Shell/User
http://grystmill.com

"larry" wrote in message
...
I installed a ethernet adapter to my Win 98.I was told it would not work
unless I have a 98SE system. Is this correct and how do I find out if I
have
FE or SE. THanks
--
daniel




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Old August 13th 08, 05:19 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.internet
MasterBlaster
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Default Internet connection with ethernet


"larry" wrote:

I do have the original win98. The ethernet model I purchased is Trendnet
10/100mbps fast Ethernet PCI Adapter TE100-PCIWN. We are trying to connect
to high speed internet.


The next question is: Do you have the drivers, or did you just plug it in and hope
that Windows already had a driver for it?

In case you 're wondering.... http://trendnet.com/downloads/list_s...UBTYPE_ID=1109

The link for version "V2.x R" has a driver package with listings for Linux, DOS, Netware,
Win95a, Win95b, Win98, WinNT, WinME, WinXP... I'm sure one of them will work.

The link for version "A" even lists Win3.11 !






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Old August 18th 08, 10:03 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.internet
larry
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Default Internet connection with ethernet

A cd driver was supplied with the ethernet adapter. We are now trying to
remove our old dial up server to our new internet provider with no luck. We
are at a loss as to what to do next.
--
daniel


"MasterBlaster" wrote:


"larry" wrote:

I do have the original win98. The ethernet model I purchased is Trendnet
10/100mbps fast Ethernet PCI Adapter TE100-PCIWN. We are trying to connect
to high speed internet.


The next question is: Do you have the drivers, or did you just plug it in and hope
that Windows already had a driver for it?

In case you 're wondering.... http://trendnet.com/downloads/list_s...UBTYPE_ID=1109

The link for version "V2.x R" has a driver package with listings for Linux, DOS, Netware,
Win95a, Win95b, Win98, WinNT, WinME, WinXP... I'm sure one of them will work.

The link for version "A" even lists Win3.11 !







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Old August 19th 08, 03:07 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.internet
MasterBlaster
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Default Internet connection with ethernet


"larry" wrote:

A cd driver was supplied with the ethernet adapter. We are now trying to
remove our old dial up server to our new internet provider with no luck. We
are at a loss as to what to do next.


Okay, it's been a week. Time for a quick recap, and some more questions...

I installed a ethernet adapter to my Win 98.I was told it would not work
unless I have a 98SE system.


We forgot to ask... WHO told you it wouldn't work, a person, the box in came in,
or the driver installation program when you tried to run it?

I do have the original win98. The ethernet model I purchased is Trendnet
10/100mbps fast Ethernet PCI Adapter TE100-PCIWN. We are trying to
connect to high speed internet.


So you're connected only by dialup now?

A cd driver was supplied with the ethernet adapter. We are now trying to
remove our old dial up server to our new internet provider with no luck. We
are at a loss as to what to do next.


And even more questions...

Did you get the ethernet card fully installed? Meaning; did Windows recognize
the card (via the "New Hardware Found" popup box), ask for the driver disk,
and install the appropriate drivers off the CD?

If you click Start, Settings, Control Panel, double-click System, click Device Manager,
double-click Network Adapters, then double-click the name of the Trendnet adapter,
does the first page say "This device is working properly"?

Back in Control Panel, double-click Network. Is the name of the adapter listed (with a
tiny green picture of a card just to the left of it), and farther down is there at least a
"TCP/IP" listing with the adapter name beside it too?

If the card and TCP/IP is listed, click the TCP/IP line and then Properties.
On various tabs you should see "Obtain an IP adddress automatically",
"Disable WINS configuration", and "Disable DNS".

If all that looks normal then back in Control Panel, double-click Internet Options,
and click Connections. This is where you tell the system how you want it to connect
to the Internet. In reverse order:

* Always dial my default connection.
This means "Always use the dialup number listed in the above box".

* Dial whenever a network connection is not available.
"Only use dialup if the ethernet adapter can't connect".

* Never dial a connection.
"Ignore the silly dialup numbers. Only try to use the ethernet adapter".
- This is the setting I use, though on the very rare occasion that my high-speed
is down, I can switch to one of the other options, have my modem take over, and
experience the wonderfully sloooooooooooow world of dialup again.


I think that's enough to thoroughly confuse you for a while. Your turn. :-)


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Old August 21st 08, 02:43 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.internet
larry
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Default Internet connection with ethernet

I want to thank everbody for trying to help me with the ethernet issues.We
tried all the suggestions you have given us with no success. Therefore we are
now considering a new PC.
--
daniel


"MasterBlaster" wrote:


"larry" wrote:

A cd driver was supplied with the ethernet adapter. We are now trying to
remove our old dial up server to our new internet provider with no luck. We
are at a loss as to what to do next.


Okay, it's been a week. Time for a quick recap, and some more questions...

I installed a ethernet adapter to my Win 98.I was told it would not work
unless I have a 98SE system.


We forgot to ask... WHO told you it wouldn't work, a person, the box in came in,
or the driver installation program when you tried to run it?

I do have the original win98. The ethernet model I purchased is Trendnet
10/100mbps fast Ethernet PCI Adapter TE100-PCIWN. We are trying to
connect to high speed internet.


So you're connected only by dialup now?

A cd driver was supplied with the ethernet adapter. We are now trying to
remove our old dial up server to our new internet provider with no luck. We
are at a loss as to what to do next.


And even more questions...

Did you get the ethernet card fully installed? Meaning; did Windows recognize
the card (via the "New Hardware Found" popup box), ask for the driver disk,
and install the appropriate drivers off the CD?

If you click Start, Settings, Control Panel, double-click System, click Device Manager,
double-click Network Adapters, then double-click the name of the Trendnet adapter,
does the first page say "This device is working properly"?

Back in Control Panel, double-click Network. Is the name of the adapter listed (with a
tiny green picture of a card just to the left of it), and farther down is there at least a
"TCP/IP" listing with the adapter name beside it too?

If the card and TCP/IP is listed, click the TCP/IP line and then Properties.
On various tabs you should see "Obtain an IP adddress automatically",
"Disable WINS configuration", and "Disable DNS".

If all that looks normal then back in Control Panel, double-click Internet Options,
and click Connections. This is where you tell the system how you want it to connect
to the Internet. In reverse order:

* Always dial my default connection.
This means "Always use the dialup number listed in the above box".

* Dial whenever a network connection is not available.
"Only use dialup if the ethernet adapter can't connect".

* Never dial a connection.
"Ignore the silly dialup numbers. Only try to use the ethernet adapter".
- This is the setting I use, though on the very rare occasion that my high-speed
is down, I can switch to one of the other options, have my modem take over, and
experience the wonderfully sloooooooooooow world of dialup again.


I think that's enough to thoroughly confuse you for a while. Your turn. :-)



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Old February 27th 09, 11:47 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.internet
Aleshia
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Default Internet connection with ethernet

I have a PC with 98 and I have purchased high speed internet service with
AT&T and their external modem; however, when I called in to tech support they
said that 98 does not support high speed internet so I would need to get a
newer operating system or a new PC. Can you advise if there is a way to make
98 work?

"larry" wrote:

I installed a ethernet adapter to my Win 98.I was told it would not work
unless I have a 98SE system. Is this correct and how do I find out if I have
FE or SE. THanks
--
daniel

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Old March 1st 09, 11:16 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.internet
Steve Winograd
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Default Internet connection with ethernet

On Fri, 27 Feb 2009 15:47:01 -0800, Aleshia
wrote:
I installed a ethernet adapter to my Win 98.I was told it would not work
unless I have a 98SE system. Is this correct and how do I find out if I have
FE or SE. THanks


Go to Start Settings Control Panel System. If the computer has
Windows 98 Second Edition, it will say so, near the top of the window,
under "System:".

I have a PC with 98 and I have purchased high speed internet service with
AT&T and their external modem; however, when I called in to tech support they
said that 98 does not support high speed internet so I would need to get a
newer operating system or a new PC. Can you advise if there is a way to make
98 work?


If the AT&T modem only has a USB output, it probably won't work with
Windows 98. If it has an Ethernet output, it should work with any
computer, including one running Windows 98, that has an Ethernet
adapter.

If your computer doesn't have an Ethernet adapter, see if it has an
available PCI slot for installing one.
--
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Old June 28th 09, 06:49 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.internet
Manuel from Los Angeles
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Default Internet connection with ethernet


GO BUY A CHEAP USB INTERNET ADAPTER:

http://www.myessentialssupport.com/p...pid=ME1001-USB

That's the one I use for my Win 98 because it supports W98.
My old computer surfs like a champ now.



"larry" wrote:

I installed a ethernet adapter to my Win 98.I was told it would not work
unless I have a 98SE system. Is this correct and how do I find out if I have
FE or SE. THanks
--
daniel

 




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