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  1. An update of sorts here. I gave up on the NETGEAR MA111 V2, and ordered a "Alfa Network 1000mW High Power Wireless G 802.11g Wi-Fi USB Adapter with 5dBi Antenna AWUS036H" which was shipped from Hong Kong. The ratings appear higher for the Alfa adapter, plus it works in "g" mode, which I hope will work better with the Cisco E1000 router. I've just returned from a 1-month vacation. When the new adapter arrives I'll report back. Hopefully with higher transmit speeds it might eliminate the cutout problems I was having with the NETGEAR adapter which broadcasts in "b" mode only. If any of you
  2. Just purchased a new Netgear MA111 Ver 2 Wireless USB adapter. It is attached to a Dell Latitude D630, using the Windows 98SE operating system in conjuction with my Cisco E1000 router. I have the correct WIN98SE adapter driver installed and working. However, when connected to my home network, this unit frequently disconnects, reconnects, then abruptly does both reconnecting and disconnecting. This makes using Windows IE and other internet software applications impossible and not work properly. I need help resolving this issue in order to obtain a flawless WiFi connection to the network.
  3. There are some issues that probably need to be explained here. This worked for me, and the machine that I have been dealing with. That is it. Two separate entities, and many separate machines for over a year or more, just to make one machine work. This one worked reasonably well. When you are working with Windows 98SE, you're dealing with a system that was created essentially at a time and date when most people were still debating whether or not to even leave DOS 6.22 and Windows 3.1. In those days, in the early to mid-1990s, you had to know DOS language and you usually in most instances
  4. Probably not. Transferring the U98SESP3 Upgrade file to the hard drive is very simple. Place the Install WIN98SE Install disk into your CD ROM. Then press the F12 key and choose boot from your CD ROM drive. That will recognize what your machine recognizes when you install Windows 98SE, and that too should recognize active USB ports on your machine. You can use either USB or a Floppy Disk "A" drive (if you have one), holding the file you want to transfer to the hard drive. Then simply in DOS mode, use the copy function "copy (disk/filename) c: (destination drive)".
  5. Yes I did. The switch "setup /p i" was the only way to get Windows 98SE to fully install and open up. I resolved the USB issue early on as soon as I got a workable window and could use windows 98SE. I immediately then installed U98SESP3 via the hard drive since the USB ports were all unresponsive. U98SESP3 included ALL drivers and upgrade patches from Microsoft and a lot more. That install does more than install drivers, it upgrades the system with the OS and makes it by far more stable. I also installed an updated drivers pack for USB, and everything now plugged in to all 4 usb ports w
  6. Since I have been struggling with this project for over 1 year, and so many of you have supported that effort, I want to announce that as of last night I was finally able to achieve a WIN98SE install on my Del Latitude D630 laptop. Not perfect yet, but I actually have the installed Windows Screen which I was not able to achieve until now. This involved starting the setup on CDROM with the switches as follows: Setup /p i. That was the start. After the first reboot sequence, I had to go into the system.ini file and add the page length and buffer limitation settings. That is crucial to gett
  7. There's a more recent version 3.6 of that driver, which raymond.cc provides a link for. https://www.raymond.cc/blog/how-to-install-usb-mass-storage-device-on-windows-98/
  8. Here is a great generic Windows 98SE USB mass storage device driver that will work with many makes and models of the following: Driver name: nusb33e.exe Download it here: http://www.technical-assistance.co.uk/kb/win98se-usb-mass-storage-drivers.php – USB Flash Drives – Digital Photo and Video Cameras (that connect to the PC via USB) – USB Hard Drives – MP3 Players (including Apple iPod from v2.4) – Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) I personally found that this (above driver) also is great for USB external CD/DVD ROM, at least in many cases. For a more complete upgrade of WIN98SE, Maj
  9. Have to wonder why this is the case. There have been major upgrades since Windows 98SE support was ended by Microsoft. One of the best in terms of drivers, is MajorGeeks U98SESP3.EXE, which includes all of the Microsoft upgrade patches and a lot more (all in one install). Another major advance in USB drivers and hardware was made to allow win98se machines to quickly recognize a lot of USB hardware, including CDROM, external Hard Drives, and flash drives. The huge problem with these upgrades is that you MUST load them within a Windows 98SE windows environment. They will not load via DOS.
  10. The "Insuffiient Memory" is an easy fix that gets you past this and brings you in the later setlup of win98se installation. Go to the directory where the installation installs windows, usually c:\windows. Once there, type in "edit system.ini". Next, scroll down in system.ini to the "[386Enh] subsection. In this area, type in "MaxPhysPage=30000". Save this file, then restart your computer. (Some have noted in this area the MaxPhysPage=40000, instead of 30000). I got my figure direct from the Microsoft forum when this error appears. It worked for me at least to solve the Insufficient memor
  11. Purchased a new (key code included) Windows 98SE installation package from Amazon. After several days of trying to install this OS on my new ACER ASPIRE ONE D255e netbook, the 3.5" floppy will not recognize the external Samsung CD/DVD device to load the OS files. I got around this hang up by copying and pasting the CD start up disk to a 64gb thumb drive, then click on setup, This worked flawlessly in copying the OS files to the C;\ drive of the netbook. It went so far as to successfully get to the first "reboot" to the point of recognizing the components on my computer. Then the hang up
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