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I just upgraded my Windows program from Windows 98 to Windows xp. I am trying to install WiFi but the usb ports are 1.0 and I need 2.0. I also do not have the dsl plug-in. I just have 2 phone plug-ins. I have also installed a CDrw drive as the computer only had a Cdr drive.

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To be honest you will be considerably better off getting a newer computer. USB 2.0 machines can be bought for peanuts now even if not found for free at your local tip!Of course don't plug anything in that has been rained on!
You could buy a PCi USB 2.0 card but then you may as well just buy a PCi WiFi card instead if your router is WiFi.
If you mean a filter when you say 'dsl plug-in' then you will need to buy one if it did not come with your router.
Again though, the combined price of a Wi-Fi / USB 2.0 card and a filter you could buy a better computer and signing up to a broadband supplier usually offers a free router that comes with filters!
Even if you do connect to the internet with your current setup the chances are that it will be a 'laggy' as hell with little support for Silverlight, Java and will likely struggle to run modern browsers. Using old browsers will almost certainly leave you open to attack from viruses!
Really, scrap it and start again!

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I assume that the pc is quite old since it used to have win98 on it, right? if it is, then it indeed have limited ports. you can buy and install additional usb ports anyway but the thing is, it needs to match the specs of your motherboard too.

if you can post the specs here we can probably check wether that pc can still use extra ports or if you have to buy a new tower (cpu) already.

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I cannot plug any divice.


Hi,

The laptop is too old for Windows 7 to be installed onto it. Windows 98 will need the USB 2 drivers installed before you can plug a USB 2 drive in and have it recognized.

My advice to you would be to upgrade Windows 98 to Windows XP, then you will have an up to date computer.


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there is no support for PC that old at all. and for sure windows 98
heck goodWill stores , throws those in the trash help,
they are no longer viable. period
same store sells $10 laptops that are 10 years old with Windows 7
and 100000 better than that old hunk of junk,
sorry but that is a fact.

RadioLan 140 PCMCIA (now called PC-card, i like the old name too)
what make you think they still in business or even sell driver for it.
company from 1999 , the book on it says
that card came with a Disk to install the driver, lost that.
good luck finding THAT. (omg, so rare... )

http://manualzz.com/doc/769802/radiolan-140-mobilink-user-guide


this old note book , no longer supported by HP or MS
has 1 USB port , no wifi, no ethernet, yes, dial up modem.
if USB works (test it , i bet it dont")

they try to buy a USB,wifi dongle that has windows 98
drivers with it. Be hard to do and the software if downloaded
will be rife with viruses...

The choices are , again.
1: that dial up port, there called the modem jack.
2: PCARD that has drivers for wifi, seems your are (rare to none)
3: USB wifi with win98 drivers.
4: USB with ethernet port, and win98 driver (most dont)

or get a real PC> from Goodwill for like $10 ,
or 2010 and newer PC of any kind from anyplace.
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this thing you have is like finding parts for a Dueseberg car.

these old laptops are seen in garage sales for $1
due to the lack of support. and the fact that putting say
a new HDD is 100x more.

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