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Windows 98 changing from dialup to high speed

Want to go with AT&T dsl for new Dell vista notebook to be delivered.
Want to keep old Compaq computer with Windows 98 also on wireless
connection. Routers to be included with DSL service.

Can I run old computer on AT&T system with dsl? Driver changes?
Have ethernet card. Is this possible and what changes do I need to make?

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You can do this, but I would not recommend it. Windows 98 is very susceptible to malware. You can get things just by going to the wrong website. These are called drive by downloads. It will get very slow from all of the malware running on the system very fast.

Look into downloading a Linux distribution like Ubuntu, or PCLinuxOS. You will be able to find a linux distro that will fit on your old computer and be very secure. Look at Distrowatch for many more options.

It is not possible to use Windows 98 on the Internet and remain secure. If you post the model/serial number of the compaq computer, or its stats then we could tell you if you can upgrade it to XP or Windows 2000, but this may not be practical on older equipment.

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