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USB Wireless Adapter (Linksys) on 98SE computer doesn't connect to internet with Linksys Router installed on XP computer.

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This is similar to Q_20766619.htm.  My 98SE computer won't connect to the internet even though the wireless link is OK.
However, the IP addresses and settings were all verified by Linksys technical support.  They told me this is a "binding" problem in the 98 computer with the TCP/IP protocol to the USB device.  (WUSB11 version 2.8)

The problem seems to be when I run winipcfg in the 98 computer (on USB wireless link) it does not show the USB device in the dropdown.  So there appears to be a problem for the TCP/IP protocol to be connected to the USB device.  All the drop down shows is "PPP" and the installed Ethernet card.  It does not show the WUSB device.  In Network connections is does show the availability of TCP/IP for the WUSB11 device.

Thanks, rjjenks

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I will said this is a driver problem you having with your USB device find the new drivers for this device and reinstalled then
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I will try this tonight.
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I found the problem and it is now fixed.  When installing the software for the USB adapter device, it asked to reinsert the Windows 98 disk and it then asked a question about a version change.  The question is somewhat unclear so if you check yes it reverts to the older version instead of updated versions of WIN IP.  This time I clicked on NO and it kept the newer version of the driver and I then had both the Ethernet Card and the USB device as drop down items.  

It connected right up to the internet through the USB device.  Thanks for the hint!!!!!!

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