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Win98 Drivers for 3com 3CRUSB20075 USB Wifi adapter

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I am looking for Win98 Drivers for my 3com 3CRUSB20075 USB Wifi adapter. I cant find any, looks is if there are not any for this device. Anyone here have any solutions?
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The installer failed, complaining about the operative system. those drivers were made for XP / 2000, not Win98. So I tried to manually install, the file ar523....x.sys  (... = something) was not found. I copied ar523... to ar523...x.sys and the installer accepted that. After a reboot, the drivers failed to load, either because of my trixing or because of the drivers being made for the wrong OS.
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by:rindi
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If there are no drivers for win98 available on the 3com site I'm afraid you'll have to get another adapter. When buying one make sure that there are win98 drivers for it. As that OS is very old and no longer supported, you will only find a few devices that still have windows 98 drivers available. It's probably also better to look for a slower device, as for a "n" type wireless adapter you will be less likely to get something that works with win 98.
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by:☠ MASQ ☠
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Afraid it is very unlikely you will get a wireless g capable card to run on 98 as the technology was launched well after 98 was being abandoned as a base operating system.
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That card has an Antheros AR5005UG chip, and should run on 98.
Link for the PDF http://www.atheros.com/pt/AR5005UG.htm
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AR5005UG Reference Design Highlights Windows® drivers for
Windows XP, Windows 2000,
Windows ME, Windows 98 SE
A single driver and firmware code base supports
all Atheros USB chipsets Integrated WPA supplicant supports Windows XP,
Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows 98 SE Client utility supports configuration profiles,
current link status, statistics and diagnostics


The Driver Hopefully
http://www.atheros.cz/download.php?atheros=AR5005UG&system=1
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I correct my self..  G can run on 98.
98se that is......
Apologies if you do not have SE..
 
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by:willcomp
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I have used Linksys WUSB54G wireless USB adapters on Win98SE PCs. They came with Win98SE drivers.
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Just a comment before I try the Atheros drivers; this is a USB adapter, that I bought several years ago. I have normally used it with windows XP, but would like to get it to work with windows 98 now :)
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I would gladly test the drivers, but now I get a wiindows protection error when trying to start the computer all of the sudden. When i start in safe mode, I get the message to check if himem.sys exists in the windows directory, wich it does.
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And then: HIMEM.SYS has detected unreliable XMX memory at address 0400006 XMX driver not installed.
HIMEM.SYS missing. Make sure it is in your windows directory.
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http://www.smartcomputing.com/TECHSUPPORT/detail.aspx?guid=&ErrorID=25751

"We hate to give your wallet bad news, but theres no way around it here: your PC has damaged memory and you need to buy new RAM . On the upside, memory replacement is one of the easiest PC upgrades around."

I guess thats the end of that then...
I guess it will be hard and expensive to get that kind of ram now...
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I am unable to check if this is the solutrion, but it is most likely the best way to go. Thanks.
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by:rindi
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Depends on the PC's mainboard whether it's hard to get the RAM. I wouldn't just take an error message when trying to start windows as proof for bad RAM. You should rather test it using memtest86+. If that test shows errors, then the RAM is bad. Also sometimes it helps to re-seat it in it's slots. You'll find memtest96+ on the UBCD:

http://ultimatebootcd.com
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rindi: seems as if you were right. I first checked the memory with the test you suggested, found lots of errors. Then refitted the memory in its slots and tested again. No errors.
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