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Old October 18th 08, 06:07 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.internet
PeeDee
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Default Internet Reception with W98

I still have a ThinkPad 240, which is loaded with W98 and I prefer to carry
because this notebook is much lighter than my current ThinkPad, and still
does many things. However, it is my belief that the 240 cannot take advantage
of Wi-Fi environments here and there because W98 does not support it, even if
the 240 had an Internet card in its PC card slot.

Does anyone know if there is a way to download files or drivers (whatever)
to make W98 able to connect to the Internet using a Wi-Fi card, or some other
device, in the card slot?

Thanks
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Old October 18th 08, 08:19 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.internet
Eric P.[_3_]
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Default Internet Reception with W98

PeeDee wrote:
I still have a ThinkPad 240, which is loaded with W98 and I prefer to carry
because this notebook is much lighter than my current ThinkPad, and still
does many things. However, it is my belief that the 240 cannot take advantage
of Wi-Fi environments here and there because W98 does not support it, even if
the 240 had an Internet card in its PC card slot.

Does anyone know if there is a way to download files or drivers (whatever)
to make W98 able to connect to the Internet using a Wi-Fi card, or some other
device, in the card slot?

Thanks

I don't know what age a Thinkpad 240 exactly is and is able to do.
But I have a Toshiba Satellite 2710XDVD bought in middle 2000 with 128MB
RAM and a 500MHz P3 CPU running MicroSoft Windows 98SE using WiFi
without any problem.

For quite a number of years a Sweex Wireless PCMCIA Card LC500020 is
installed that needs at least Windows 98SE but a SiteCom Wireless
Network Adapter WL-012 connected to USB worked perfect before this.

For your info, the PCMCIA card worked only after selecting
"Cardbus/16bit" in the Toshiba bios iso "Auto Select" or PCIC
Compatible" whatever that all means.

Maybe you just need Windows 98SE instead and hardware plus driver that
accepts that O/S.
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Old October 19th 08, 01:33 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.internet
PeeDee
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Default Internet Reception with W98

Thanks for responding Eric. I have W98, not W98SE (after all these years, I
had forgotten. Anyway, since my post this morning, I have learned that some
PC Internet cards do allow W98SE to function in a Wi-Fi environment (they
have a CD-ROM with drivers and I have an external player, so I can do that).
However, so far, I have not been able to find or even identify a PC card that
would do this for W98.

If anyone has a name of a PC Wi-Fi card that works with W98 (not W98SE), I'd
appreciate hearing about it.

Thanks again.

"Eric P." wrote:

PeeDee wrote:
I still have a ThinkPad 240, which is loaded with W98 and I prefer to carry
because this notebook is much lighter than my current ThinkPad, and still
does many things. However, it is my belief that the 240 cannot take advantage
of Wi-Fi environments here and there because W98 does not support it, even if
the 240 had an Internet card in its PC card slot.

Does anyone know if there is a way to download files or drivers (whatever)
to make W98 able to connect to the Internet using a Wi-Fi card, or some other
device, in the card slot?

Thanks

I don't know what age a Thinkpad 240 exactly is and is able to do.
But I have a Toshiba Satellite 2710XDVD bought in middle 2000 with 128MB
RAM and a 500MHz P3 CPU running MicroSoft Windows 98SE using WiFi
without any problem.

For quite a number of years a Sweex Wireless PCMCIA Card LC500020 is
installed that needs at least Windows 98SE but a SiteCom Wireless
Network Adapter WL-012 connected to USB worked perfect before this.

For your info, the PCMCIA card worked only after selecting
"Cardbus/16bit" in the Toshiba bios iso "Auto Select" or PCIC
Compatible" whatever that all means.

Maybe you just need Windows 98SE instead and hardware plus driver that
accepts that O/S.

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Old October 19th 08, 12:27 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.internet
Eric P.[_3_]
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Default Internet Reception with W98

PeeDee wrote:
Thanks for responding Eric. I have W98, not W98SE (after all these years, I
had forgotten. Anyway, since my post this morning, I have learned that some
PC Internet cards do allow W98SE to function in a Wi-Fi environment (they
have a CD-ROM with drivers and I have an external player, so I can do that).
However, so far, I have not been able to find or even identify a PC card that
would do this for W98.

If anyone has a name of a PC Wi-Fi card that works with W98 (not W98SE), I'd
appreciate hearing about it.

Thanks again.

Maybe you will need Windows 98SE anyway.

You could remove the standard modem and use the MiniPCI slot for
something else.
A Google search found "IBM ThinkPad 240 2609 Internal WiFi Wireless LAN
Card"

Or you could try to find an USB2 PCMCIA card which I have in the Toshiba
Satellite 2710XDVD in addition to the PCMCIA WiFi card.
In that case you could use an External WiFi adapter atached to USB.
  #5  
Old October 19th 08, 01:53 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.internet
PeeDee
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Default Internet Reception with W98

Thanks again Eric. After your previous response, I looked into the
possibility of a USB wireless device (it looks promising) and will follow up
on it today. Didn't know about the "IBM ThinkPad 240 2609 Internal WiFi
Wireless LAN card", and will explore that as well.

Bye for now.

Card"


"Eric P." wrote:

PeeDee wrote:
Thanks for responding Eric. I have W98, not W98SE (after all these years, I
had forgotten. Anyway, since my post this morning, I have learned that some
PC Internet cards do allow W98SE to function in a Wi-Fi environment (they
have a CD-ROM with drivers and I have an external player, so I can do that).
However, so far, I have not been able to find or even identify a PC card that
would do this for W98.

If anyone has a name of a PC Wi-Fi card that works with W98 (not W98SE), I'd
appreciate hearing about it.

Thanks again.

Maybe you will need Windows 98SE anyway.

You could remove the standard modem and use the MiniPCI slot for
something else.
A Google search found "IBM ThinkPad 240 2609 Internal WiFi Wireless LAN
Card"

Or you could try to find an USB2 PCMCIA card which I have in the Toshiba
Satellite 2710XDVD in addition to the PCMCIA WiFi card.
In that case you could use an External WiFi adapter atached to USB.

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Old October 19th 08, 04:44 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.internet
Eric P.[_3_]
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Default Internet Reception with W98

PeeDee wrote:
Thanks again Eric. After your previous response, I looked into the
possibility of a USB wireless device (it looks promising) and will follow up
on it today. Didn't know about the "IBM ThinkPad 240 2609 Internal WiFi
Wireless LAN card", and will explore that as well.

Bye for now.

IBM ThinkPad 240 2609 Internal WiFi Wireless LAN Card
http://product.pelltechnology.com/26...s_LAN_Card.asp


MiniPCI slot

From ThinkWiki
http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/MiniPCI_slot

A MiniPCI slot is a 32bit, 33MHz PCI slot.

See Wikipedia article on Mini PCI

MiniPCI Adapters
NOTE!
Typically only select MiniPCI adapters can be installed, which are on a
BIOS whitelist.

Installing an unsupported card in a ThinkPad will result in BIOS error
1802 with the instructions to remove the card.
See Problem with unauthorized MiniPCI network card for more info and
solutions.

Modem cards
Mini-PCI Modem card

Ethernet cards
Mini-PCI Ethernet card

Combo Ethernet and Modem cards
3Com 10/100 Ethernet Mini-PCI Adapter with 56K Modem
Intel 10/100 Ethernet Mini-PCI Adapter with 56K Modem
Intel PRO/100 SP Mobile Combo Adapter
Xircom 10/100 EtherJet Mini PCI Adapter with 56K Modem

Combo WiFi and Modem cards
IBM High Rate Wireless LAN Mini-PCI Adapter with Modem
IBM High Rate Wireless LAN Mini-PCI Adapter with Modem II

WiFi cards
IBM High Rate Wireless LAN Mini-PCI Adapter III
Cisco Aironet Wireless 802.11b
IBM Dual-Band 11a/b Wi-Fi Wireless Mini PCI Adapter
IBM 11b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Adapter
IBM 11a/b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Adapter
IBM 11a/b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Adapter II
Intel PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini PCI Adapter
Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Mini-PCI Adapter
Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Mini-PCI Adapter

Linux support
MiniPCI adapters are seen as regular PCI devices, and handled by the
Linux PCI subsystem.

Models featuring this Technology
ThinkPad 240, 240X
etc etc .....
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Old June 28th 09, 06:48 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.internet
Manuel from Los Angeles
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Default Internet Reception with W98


GO OUT AND BUY A USB INTERNET ANTENNA.
That's what I have on my Win 98 and it soars like a champ:


This is the one I use because it supports Win 98:
http://www.myessentialssupport.com/p...pid=ME1001-USB




"PeeDee" wrote:

I still have a ThinkPad 240, which is loaded with W98 and I prefer to carry
because this notebook is much lighter than my current ThinkPad, and still
does many things. However, it is my belief that the 240 cannot take advantage
of Wi-Fi environments here and there because W98 does not support it, even if
the 240 had an Internet card in its PC card slot.

Does anyone know if there is a way to download files or drivers (whatever)
to make W98 able to connect to the Internet using a Wi-Fi card, or some other
device, in the card slot?

Thanks

 




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