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miladinoski

I have an old computer with a 366 mHz processor, 15'' monitor, 64 MBs of RAM, a graphics card w/ 8 MBs of memory, an Ethernet card (it's a Realtek RTL8139(A/B/C/8130 PCI Fast Ethernet NIC), 60 GBs hard disk and Windows 98 SE as the OS. It's still in a good condition as I can play Worms (both Armageddon and World Party) , MDK2, Carmageddon and other several older games on it.

 

Up until now I was on wireless internet on this laptop so I couldn't connect the old computer via WiFi (the experience I got was horrible, I had a modem stick that claimed it supported Win 98 - and although it did, I couldn't connect through it), but now I have a faster broadband connection over PPPoE and I want to connect it to the Internet. I know of several programs (WinPoET, RASPPPOE) that can be used to connect this old OS via PPPoE but I don't know which one I should choose.

 

Also I need to say that somehow a driver was deleted and when I start up the computer it says that a new device, a PCI Communications Device (I guess this somehow?is connected to the Ethernet card) was detected, and I don't know if this will make my computer not wanting to connect to the internet because I lost the drivers CD for the computer, so I need to find the appropriate drivers somewhere on the Internet, I could use help with this too.?

 

Please help me with this problem I'm having, and thanks onwards

 

p.s. I need to say that I know that you'll ask me what browser I'll run on such old hardware, but I already got the answer! Every?Opera version supports Windows from 95 to Vista


xpress

As far as I know Windows 98 does not support the WAN Miniport PPPOE interface. You need to install special software for it. (No need for these in winxp and linux). Usually if your modem is supplied by your Internet Service Provider you'll receive a special software cd with it. So you'll need that software to connect. If you don't have those...please look at the following website. It has information on how to setup PPPoE in Win98 and links to some fixes from microsoft. RAS PPPoE


miladinoski

As far as I know Windows 98 does not support the WAN Miniport PPPOE interface. You need to install special software for it. (No need for these in winxp and linux). Usually if your modem is supplied by your Internet Service Provider you'll receive a special software cd with it. So you'll need that software to connect. If you don't have those...please look at the following website. It has information on how to setup PPPoE in Win98 and links to some fixes from microsoft. RAS PPPoE

First of all I need to say that I was thinking of installing Linux on it, but I don't know which distro is fine for it and though I say that I don't expect something like Ubuntu, but honestly said DSL sucks, it's horrid, it looks more horrible than Win 98 and I can't accustom to it (if you have any other suggestions, please write here).

 

Yes, a modem with a leaflet was supplied by my ISP, but it didn't contain a CD and the leaflet contained instructions on how to connect to the internet with Windows? Vista™ or Windows? XP but for older version you needed to contact them via phone - which honestly I'm too lazy to do now?

 

Thanks for the link, I have seen it 'cause I found it once but I didn't bookmark it (as I always don't ) and I forgot where I saw the detailed instructions. Meh, I can't transfer it thru CD because the CD drive on this laptop is broken and I can't do it through USB flash because Windows? 98 BSoD's? when I insert it into it (thou I have the drivers installed), I need to go to a c?fe and use a floppy drive...

Wish me luck! *crosses fingers*?

 

BSoD? is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corp. Well, something along those lines I guess.


xpress

First of all I need to say that I was thinking of installing Linux on it, but I don't know which distro is fine for it and though I say that I don't expect something like Ubuntu, but honestly said DSL sucks, it's horrid, it looks more horrible than Win 98 and I can't accustom to it (if you have any other suggestions, please write here).

I don't know which linux suits that configuration perfectly other than DSL. But you may try Deli Linux. It is very small and designed for very old computers. Look at it here.. Deli Linux. May be you'll like it. First look at the screen shots.

Yes, a modem with a leaflet was supplied by my ISP, but it didn't contain a CD and the leaflet contained instructions on how to connect to the internet with WindowsŽ Vista™ or WindowsŽ XP but for older version you needed to contact them via phone - which honestly I'm too lazy to do now 

Try calling them. May be they will give you some software that can assist you in setting up a pppoe connection. Leave your laziness for some time

miladinoski

I don't know which linux suits that configuration perfectly other than DSL. But you may try Deli Linux. It is very small and designed for very old computers. Look at it here.. Deli Linux. May be you'll like it. First look at the screen shots.
Try calling them. May be they will give you some software that can assist you in setting up a pppoe connection. Leave your laziness for some time


Wow, thanks man, I finally found something that suits my old computer box and I am very happy that I found something like this

Only one question, does this distro use grub or lilo, so I could dual boot it and not lose Win98 because I have lots of applications and games there


Oh, and about calling them... Meh, they have on-line support, and I don't want to waste money because I don't have a fixed dial, only a mobile and the rates are pretty much expensive towards their contact number 

k_nitin_r

If you've got a network card, you can install Linux on it and use it as a cheap web server by running Apache. I've got an old Thinkpad laptop with pretty much the same specs but as I've got an USB network interface, I happened to be stuck with Windows :-(Somebody out there ought to do something for better USB networking support on Linux - there's a lot of old laptops out there that can do stuff if they could be hooked up to a network and run Linux.



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