windows 98 wireless support

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dart76

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Hello,
I'm trying to get my new AirLink101 wireless card to work on windows 98. They claim to only work on SE or higher. When I get to "browse for driver" on the add new hardware wizard, it can't find the driver even when I point it to the right directory. Airlink blames this on my having 98 instead of SE. (I'm not sure the tech support guy knew much more than what was on his answer sheet...)

I know there used to be a download for adding the windows 98 SE wireless support to 98. I couldn't find it on Microsoft's site. Anyone out there know where to get it?

[Strangely enough, I had an old 802.11b card on my machine for a couple of days last week. It installed and worked just fine!]


Anyone out there know anything helpful?

Thanks.
 

DoubleHelix

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If the old card worked, why aren't you using it? Not all devices work on all operating systems. If the card in question requires Windows 98SE, then that's what you need to have. If you can't get this old card back that once worked, then look for a card that explicitly states it works with non-SE Windows 98.
 

dart76

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The previous card was a hotel card. That is why I don't have it any more.

The only practical OS upgrade is XP. My laptop is only a 300 Mhz Pentium II. I doubt that XP is a good idea for this machine.
 
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