Network cards and Win98SE

ED SHARPE couryhouse at
Mon May 13 18:02:36 CDT 2019

I use    3  com  stuff  I  think    the other brands   I  toss in a  box in the warehouse.
later   3  com  stuff auto  finds  etc  works  fine... lats a long  time!
 ( paint it  grey and It  will not  rust )
In a message dated 5/13/2019 3:39:15 PM US Mountain Standard Time, cctalk at writes:
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. . . .
unix || die

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