Unstable connection on Hotspots with Windows 98

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by Guest, Oct 23, 2004.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Orange in France mentions that its network of hospots works only with Windows
    XP or Windows 2K, and gives only unstable connections with Windows 98. I
    tested this and found indeed that connections were unstable with my laptop
    running under Windows 98. Yet, with the SAME machine and the same network
    card, I can get quite stable connections with other providers in several
    other countries. Can anyone explain this ? I asked Orange technical service
    for help or comments but they declined to provide any explanation except to
    state that, indeed, they noticed that connections were unstable with Windows
    Guest, Oct 23, 2004
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    Pavel A. Guest

    what model of netcard have you used, with which additional software
    (Funk Odissey? Utility that come with the card?)
    and what are security settings of the hotspot (fully open, WEP, WPA...)
    Is your win98 the Second edition or earlier version?

    Pavel A., Oct 23, 2004
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    Jack Guest


    Well the way I see it there is two solutions.

    1.. The Provider makes it his business that their system is compliable
    with Win98.
    2.. You upgrade to WinXP. (If your Laptop is lacking the resources for
    WinXP may be Win2000 is the solution).
    Jack (MVP-Networking).
    Jack, Oct 23, 2004
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    Guest Guest

    Thank you for the suggestions. But do you know (or does Microsoft know) WHY
    Wi-Fi connections are unstable with Windows 98 ? The 811g protocol should be
    platform-independent . An what can explain that some hotspots are more
    unsyable than others ?
    Guest, Oct 24, 2004
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