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Linksys  Wireless-G Network Card won't work with Compaq LTE 5300 Win98

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My Compaq LTE 5300 running win98 will NOT recognize a Linksys Wwireless-G notebook adapter.  It work's in other laptops.  HELP!
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That laptop is very old and has 16-bit PCMCIA slots.

The LinkSys card is new and has a 32-bit CardBus connector. That card will never work in that machine.

You can buy a 16-bit 802.11B card from just about anyone, or a 802.11G 16-bit card from Gateway (the only one I know of so far).
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The card shouldn't even FIT in the card slots.

I forgot to mention you could get a USB network device, but you might not have a USB port. It wouldn't be anywhere near as convenient, though.
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Do not use de linksys 54mbit usb with win98, it's only working on win2000/xp!!! I tested the 11mbit version and is working correctly on win98
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There aren't any USB cards that are 16 bit PCMCIA - they are all 32 bit cardbus so the USB idea is no-go.  Took me a while to figure out why the USB card wouldn't work on my Compaq 5300.
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