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Wireless router I have a intel gateway wireless router connected to a machine with windows 98. We use two laptops in the house that have XP. Just recently the connection speed has dropped. I found that if I run the cable connection directly into the laptop and not through the router, my speed is twice as fast. So the cable internet speed is cut in half. Question....Can I simply replace the router with a new updated type and still use the old 98 machine? Can i hook a new router directly to the laptop docking station?

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The answer to both your questions is yes. The laptop and the 98 does not care what router they are pluged into, the settings on them will not be affected. Only if you change the adaptors on the the 98 or your XP's will the 98 or XP need any adjustment. (unless you change the WEP key, then it is just a matter of putting the new WEP key in the xp and 98 machines.)

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