win98 2nd ed/win xp network wireless??

Discussion in 'Wireless Networking' started by JanH, Sep 9, 2005.

  1. JanH

    JanH Guest

    How does one (wireless network) a win 98 2nd edition machine with a
    bunch of xp machines?Allready have xp boxes hooked up wireless to a net work
    with broadband internet and a Belkin Mimo wireless router.
    Do you have to install the internet connection sharring software?

    Thks in advance
    JanH, Sep 9, 2005
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    Malke Guest

    No, you don't need to install ICS - that would break the networking! If
    you are connecting the Win98 box wired, just set it to get its IP and
    DNS automatically, plug it in and reboot. You might need to run the
    Internet Connection Wizard (Internet Properties from Control Panel),
    but that might not be necessary. If you want to use a wireless card,
    you'll need to follow whatever installation instructions come with the

    Malke, Sep 10, 2005
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  3. JanH

    JanH Guest

    Thanks Malke,
    will try right now and post later with outcome!!
    thanks for the really Quick comeback!!
    JanH, Sep 10, 2005
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    Greg Guest

    You are correct that it isnt needed UNLESS the 98 machine is the one all
    Internet is going through but you arent right about it breaking the network.
    I have an old 98SE machine I used to go through for all Internet and built
    this machine and have XP Pro on it, bought a wireless ADSL router/modem and
    bought USB wireless nics and put them on all machines and the router down
    the other end of the house. Nothing is broken. All worked OK until I smashed
    the NIC on the 98SE machine at which point I connected it WIRED to a wired
    only hub I had sitting around and that to this computer and now have it
    going through the wired to the wireless on THIS computer which has ICS now
    enabled. I never turned ICS off on the 98SE machine and it is STILL going
    just fine.
    Greg, Sep 11, 2005
  5. JanH

    Malke Guest


    Right, but s/he already said s/he has a router, so no need for ICS.

    Malke, Sep 11, 2005
  6. JanH

    Greg Guest

    .....which wasn't the point of my reply. That was one entire sentence saying
    it isn't needed unless the 98 machine is the one used for internet. Your
    reply said having ICS on the machine would break networking. It wont.
    Greg, Sep 11, 2005
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