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Wireless Router Thanks for reply but now got router working but cannot access internet through Windows 98, works ok on my laptop which is Vista. Spoke to my broadband provider who state that they won't help as I didn't buy router from them!! They also said it would take a while to re-configure computer to get access to internet!! I know that Microsoft don't help with Win 98 anymore. BOADBAND PROVIDER DID SAY THAT ROUTER SHOULD GIVE ME ACCESS TO INTERNET THROUGH WIN 98.

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  • Jeffrey Pedimonte
    Jeffrey Pedimonte May 11, 2010

    If your Win98 has still has a working Ethernet adapter and it's configured to automatically get the IP address from your router it should work. Do you know how to check the IP address on your Win98 computer? If so, what is the IP address that you are getting.

  • zabrina liang May 11, 2010

    I am not sure what you want me to do?

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Hi Sleepey,

I'm sorry to inform you that computers running Windows 98 or earlier cannot share a wireless network created on a computer running XP or Vista - I've tried it. The only way to get internet access on your Win 98 PC is to wire it to the router with an ethernet cable.

Also, make sure that, in Control Panel, your network connection (probably called "1394 Connection") is set to automatically acquire an IP address - here's how:
1) Right-click 1394 Connection and select Properties.
2) On the General Tab, under "This connection uses the following items," select Internet Protocol and click Properties.
3) Verify that the radio button next to Obtain an IP address automatically is checked.

I hope this helps - please let me know if I can be of any futher assistance.

Kind regards,
H2H

Posted on Dec 16, 2008

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