Question about IBM Aptiva E 240 (2158240) PC Desktop
I have an IBM Aptiva 2158-240 running windows 98 and I just ordered Verizon DSL and I cannot make the pc find the DSL box through the USB. Verizon will not support the problem because it is windows 98. I contacted IBM and they told me to upgrade the flash bios but they also will not support the problem because the pc is too old. They gave me the name of the file to get by doing a search on their site and it comes up with no files. Can someone please tell me where to go to find a bios upgrade. My bios version is V72EN1R. My PC is IBM Aptiva E seris 240. thanks
OK Win98 doesn't play well with USB, when Win98 came out USB was very new, and NOT supported properly untill Win98SE... and even then it is a pain and real problematical. I would suggest you get a Ethernet connected DSL modem.. Else ya gonna have no end of problems regardless of what ya do including "Flashing" I think that model PC has Ethernet built in? otherwise get a PCI Ethernet Card and use that instead of USB.. ya be good to go. I would also upgrade if possible to Win98SE PLUS install ALL Updates there are still Win98 suport on the net, simply Google for it.. good Luck.
Posted on Jul 31, 2007
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