Windows® 98 Ethernet setup
How to install the Ethernet card on a computer with Windows® 98?
The release of Windows® 98 was publicized as a new era in computing. Several new hardware devices were greatly supported by the Windows® 98 operating system, such as Plug and Play, USB devices. Windows® 98 also came up with various user interface enhancement options, and significant other features, which were helpful in making the computing experience much easier.
- Tips to install an Ethernet card on a Windows® 98 system
- Issues that can occur while installing
- Tips to fix and prevent such issues
Tips to install an Ethernet card on a Windows® 98 system
You can set up an Ethernet card in your computer by following some extremely easy steps. You need to shut down your system. With the help of a screwdriver, remove the side casing. Figure out the expansion slot with the help of screwdriver and remove the plate. Within the open slot, you can install the Ethernet card, by firmly pressing at both ends. After this, secure it with the screws that you removed before. Place back the side plate. Turn on the system, and when the system has booted, it will detect the Ethernet card, and will be looking out for particular drivers. If you have the drivers disk with you, insert it, or if you have saved the drivers at some other location then start installing them. You need to follow some simple steps to install them. After completion, it will ask you to reboot your system. Restart the PC manually, and after when Windows® is properly loaded, the Ethernet card will be installed and ready to use.
Issues that can occur while installing
There can be various issues which can arise while you are trying to install the Ethernet card on Windows® 98 system. Significant issues can be that your system is not detecting the Ethernet card, you are unable to get the connection on your system, hardware issues, the Ethernet card is not installed properly, the drivers are not compatible, and the router is malfunctioning. Other issues can be problem with the Windows® 98 system hardware issues.
You can easily get these issues fixed; all you need to do is to turn off your computer, restart the router as well. Make sure that the router is properly plugged in. You can check the device status of your network adapter by opening the device manager tab. Make sure that during the installation or the boot up process you did not receive any error messages. Reinstall the drivers, and make sure that they are compatible with your operating system, and the device. Get the recent and updated drivers for your Ethernet card. Modify your TCP/IP settings and configure them properly. Make sure that there are no issues with the device manger. Move the network adapter to some other slot or try a different adapter. Always make sure that the system administrator has granted enough privileges to the user to have network access.