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I can'tt get my router to work on this computer. Its a dlink router and the computer is a gateway with windows 98 os. Yes I know its a piece of **** but i had to switch after my other got bomed by a virus. I just want to know if I can use the router and how.

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Well first off, you've got to be running an ethernet card. You'll need to get a single ethernet cable from the router the the PC.

If you don't have an ethernet card; I would recommend checking on newegg for one. They are cheap these days but a must when using broadband or routers. As a matter of fact, you can get an internal PCI ethernet card for around $20 at walmart from linksys that would work perfect.

Second, windows 98 could sometimes be really fussy with routers and networking. The best idea here is get a hold of Dlink and see if they have any software that is compatible with the router and windows 98. Though it should be a necessity, it would be nice to have in the case that you'd need to setup your router.

Use the control panel in Windows 98 to setup a home network and it will give you the option to use a direct connection to the internet or small network through a router. Either should work as it would set up the ethernet connection to automatically set the gateway and IP's through DHCP. (pc mumbo for automatically setting up a conversation with the router so you can browse the internet or other PC's on the router/small network).

See if this works out for you bud. If that doesn't work, you may need to consult the manual of the router and possibly call DLink and ask them about using that particular router with Windows 98. Though with some trial and error you should be able to get it to work.

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Well alot of stores do not sell routers designed for windows 98 does it say it supports windows 98 and do u have enoung memory in the PC

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