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 PostPost subject: Windows 98 SE Wifi Card Problems?        Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:48 pm 
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I have a BT Voyager 1020 Wireless Lan card. I want to connect to the internet on my old Compaq LTE 5300. The card is recognised and finds networks without a hitch. If says it has signal strength and shows that it is connected. However, i cannot access the internet from IE 5.5 or K-Meleon. Ran out of ideas!

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 98 SE Wifi Card Problems?        Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:22 pm 
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Can you connect to the internet okay using a modem or Ethernet card?

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 98 SE Wifi Card Problems?        Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:35 pm 
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I don't know. I don't have modem nor does the machine have one and I don't have an ethernet card.


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Umm, check that you're not traveling through any proxy servers. In IE5 goto Tools -> Internet Options -> Connections -> LAN Settings. Make sure that nothing is checked and that no addresses are typed in.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 98 SE Wifi Card Problems?        Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:46 pm 
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Unchecked 'Automatically Detect Settings'. Still no difference. Just shows 'Page cannot be displayed'.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 98 SE Wifi Card Problems?        Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:52 pm 
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Make sure that you have the correct protocols installed as well. Goto Control Panel -> Networking -> Make sure you see TCP/IP (IPv4) -> [If not; Add it. If so; click on it and select properties - make sure that both DNS and IP are dynamic.] -> After you make any changes make sure to restart.

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How do you make the IP and DNS dynamic?


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Select "Obtain IP [DNS} automatically"

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 98 SE Wifi Card Problems?        Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:58 pm 
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Yup, that option is checked!


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 98 SE Wifi Card Problems?        Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:27 pm 
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You should also check and see if you're actually getting an IP address from the server. Go to start, run, and type in command and hit enter. Then type ipconfig and hit enter and see if you have an ip and a gateway for the connection. If you don't, type ipconfig /renew and if that still doesn't work, you're not receiving DHCP properly, and you should try setting a static IP and see if you fare any better.

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Hello!

Have IP but no Default Gateway. Sorry for asking so many questions, but how do i set a static IP and what should i use? I sound like a noob, I know but by knowledge on networking is limited.


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Go to the Network Control Panel. Click on the TCP protocol for the wireless adapter and click properties. On the IP address tab, set something like 192.168.1.100 for the ip address and 255.255.255.0 for the subnet mask. On the Gateway tab, add 192.168.1.1 as a gateway. These settings are the typical ones, they may be different depending on your router. If you have a computer already hooked up to that network, run ipconfig as stated above to determine the ip/gateway (use cmd instead of command on NT/2000/xp/vista/7) and use the same exact gateway, and same ip, except change the last digit group of the ip.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 98 SE Wifi Card Problems?        Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:51 pm 
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Still no joy. Seems to load error page faster now though?


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 98 SE Wifi Card Problems?        Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:39 pm 
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For me these 2 things always help when I get the same problem with my dlink dwl650+ wireless:

- Run the "Internet Connection Wizard" again; in Windows 98SE there are two ones, one from MSN and the standard Windows one. You have to run the second, it is in accessories, internet tools I believe. Choose connect over lan, don't create a mail-account und deselect all the proxy hitboxes.

- If the connection tool is autostarting with Windows, let it connect to the network, close it, open it again, let it connect then search for networks and then connect again. I know it sounds weird but in the d-link tool thats the only way to get internet connection

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 98 SE Wifi Card Problems?        Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:42 pm 
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Hello!

The first option, I couldn't find it in Internet Option, so I ran it from IE 5.5, the one with the blue sidebar. I didn't ask me to create an e-mail though.

The second option I tried, but it didn't work.

Should I run the network in Infrastructure or Ad-Hoc mode?


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 98 SE Wifi Card Problems?        Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:21 pm 
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Still no joy. It seems to be connecting but Windows can't seem to recognize that it is.


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If you can, try putting Windows 2000 on there. You may have better luck.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 98 SE Wifi Card Problems?        Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:52 pm 
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Windows 2000 on 133mhz, 16mb RAM and 2.1gb HDD. It would crawl, sadly. Also, you cannot boot from CD.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 98 SE Wifi Card Problems?        Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:54 pm 
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Ah, well they do make boot floppies for that ;) and yes, I see your point.

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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 98 SE Wifi Card Problems?        Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:07 pm 
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Also, could i get it working under Windows 98 First Edition? Windows 98 SE runs, but much slower than 98 FE or 95. Would it impact the possibility of getting the card working?


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 PostPost subject: Re: Windows 98 SE Wifi Card Problems?        Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:49 pm 
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I don't think so, the most wifi-cards won't support Windows 98Fe or Windows 95. If Windows 98SE is too slow for you, try 98lite and swap to the Windows 95 Explorer, then Windows is fast as hell.

Edit: Connect to the Network, log-off and log on.
Edit2: Install Internet Explorer 6 SP1 and the Unoffical Service Pack 3 if you have the English Version.

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Can you install 98lite without booting from CD?


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yes, you can do everything that 98lite can do within Windows

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