Can I get D-Link USB Wireless Adapter to work with Windows 98SE wirelessly?
Posted on 2011-04-27
I have not dealt with this problem for two years and I am very
rusty on many issues involving this. So any help anyone offers,
please explain in the simplest of terms. I will be reeducating
I was trying to set up my old computer with a working OS of
Windows 98SE. This seems to work as this old computer only
ever used was Windows 98.
With today's technology, I was hoping to connect it wirelessly
to my router. The device I am using is a D-Link DWL-120 USB
On its box it shows it to use a wireless signal from the router
to the D-Link. Then the D-Link physically connects using a cable
to the computer. That's all there is to it.
Also on the D-Link box, it shows the System Requirements to
be: Pentium 150MHz 32MB Ram One free USB Port
I think I have all those requirements but I am unsure if my 98SE
install is actually working right. The display looks like I am in Safe
Mode and the entire screen resolution looks like looks that way,
I am wondering if the copy of Windows 98SE i got from eBay
several years ago might be not up to standards.
There are several issues here to be dealt with. My goal is to
get this old computer up and running just like a new computer
running the latest edition of Windows (version 98SE). This will
be a learning and nostalgic experience for me as I try to achieve
When I left off two years ago, I was not able to get this D-Link
to read wirelessly. The connection seems good and I get a
strong signal. But there is no wireless Internet connection. I did
get a hardwired Internet connection. But I am so rusty, I need to
relearn just how I did all of these things.
Finally, if I remember correctly, there was a realization that it was
Windows 98SE that might be the problem in that did not have
something in its program to allow it to read a wireless Internet
connection. Thus, that might be why I could not get it to work
wirelessly. But the box still looks like it should.
I hope someone can help get me started in relearning the ins
and outs of what I am trying to accomplish here. Maybe we
can at least get Windows 98SE to work.
Thanks. Maybe someone can suggest other zones to put this
question in. I await any replies.