Network cards and Win98SE
sales at elecplus.com
Sun May 12 17:45:22 CDT 2019
On 5/12/19 5:41 PM, Charles via cctalk wrote:
> I have tried for two days to get wireless networking running on my old
> PC under Win 98SE, so I can use PUTR without a separate partition or
> boot. XP is on an 8.4 GB drive. 98SE is on an older 540 MB drive.
> There are two network cards (a Netgear WPN311 with Atheros chipset,
> and an Encore ENWLI-G2 with Realtek 8185 chip) and neither will work
> with Win98SE.
> I have tried the manufacturer's drivers, Atheros drivers, Realtek
> drivers... none of it works. The Realtek driver installs but gives a
> fault in RUNDLL32.
> Netgear's website claims that the WPN311 can run under 98SE and
> later. Some sources for that driver package say it starts with XP.
> Although I would tend to believe the manufacturer...
> The same Netgear card in the same motherboard was working correctly
> with the XP drive.
> I even did a fresh install of 98SE. Then installed the WPN311
> software, then the card. Windows says the card is installed and
> working properly.
> But the Netgear utility won't run (hangs, Task Manager showing
> wlancfg5 not responding). That's usually because it can't see the card.
> Searching the net including various forums from years ago hasn't helped.
> So I'm about to give up. Wasted enough hours on this. Back to XP with
> a DOS partition for running PUTR.
> Unless someone has a better idea :)
> I will look and see if I still have any Win98 wireless cards. They
> were not common.
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