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Chat softwares problem with Win98

After installing Windows 98, all my chat softwares: mIRC, ICQ and MS Chat would not connect.  All my other internet softwares, such as; IE40, Communicator and EudoraPro are just surfing finely.  And I have also re-installed all my chat softwares, updated them to 32-bit versions but still cannot connect.  Connection time to my ISP also increased, what can be wrong?
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hbsevillaAuthor Commented:
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Might it be that you selected a proxy-server for all connections in your control-panel/internet-settings? If you try a proxy-autoconfiguration and the proxy of your ISP does not support the Port 6666 and 6667 then you have to disable the proxy for this service(IRC).
One thing I tell you for sure. ICQ works fine under Win98.
My ICQ instalation file is Ver 98a Dll 1.20 Win95/NT.

I think you did not install all pertinent software for networking. I don't use a modem, but when I installed one for a friend, had to set up many numbers inside Networking from Control Panel. I just followed the instructions for this case. You can look them at:

However, the instructions are for connecting to my university. Did you previously connect to your ISP without doing extra settings? If no settings were required maybe you should remove networking software and install again, because it may be incomplete.

If settings were required, I hope installing Win98 did not erase them!

The place to look for sure is on Win98. Your software is fine. At least ICQ for sure.
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