Network cards and Win98SE
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Mon May 13 17:39:03 CDT 2019
On 5/13/19 3:56 PM, Charles via cctalk wrote:
> Thanks for the tips. The reason I’m not using Ethernet cable is because
> the Vintage Computer Room (where this PC resides) is on the 2nd floor
> around a couple of corners, and my DSL modem/router and unfiltered phone
> line are in the 1st floor study. Would take a long run and some
> drilling, or duct taping it to the banister and hoping the dog and cats
> don’t eat it ;)
> However, after finally giving up on the wireless cards... I realized
> that I had a simple Linksys LNE100TX Ethernet card in the PC junk pile.
> I installed that (it was recognized by 98SE and the drivers worked first
> time too), then brought my laptop upstairs and set it up as a bridge.
> That works, but is clumsy and requires another computer.
So you turned your laptop into a gaming adapter.
> My next idea was to find a wireless device to connect to the Ethernet
> card. I found out about WLAN, bridging, and most importantly, that many
> models of router can be reflashed with dd-wrt software, and act as the
> bridge I needed! Also in the closet was a Linksys E1200 router, which is
> one of the models supported by dd-wrt. So I flashed it and hooked it up.
You turned the Linksys into a gaming adapter.
> After a bit of struggle (incomplete directions but I managed to fill in
> the missing pieces) I now have wireless network and Internet access on
> the old machine :)
You could have installed a gaming adapter, opened the web page,
connected it to the wireless and been done.
> Incidentally, PUTR now works perfectly since I’m running 98SE/DOS.
Grant. . . .
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