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802.11b or g adapter for Win 98 laptop?

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Old August 8th 04, 06:33 PM posted to alt.internet.wireless,uk.comp.home-networking
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Default 802.11b or g adapter for Win 98 laptop?

A friend has an old IBM laptop and would like to add wireless networking. I
don't know the model or spec but I do know it is running Win 98 First
Edition. Does anyone know of a PCMCIA adapter that would provide 802.11b or
g connection under Win 98 FE? Everything I've seen seems to require Win 98
SE or later.

Alternatively, would a USB 1.1 wireless adapter work under this OS? The
laptop is not used as a portable machine but in a fixed location at one
desk, with a monitor, so a trailing lead or stubby antenna need not be a

Any recommendations?


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