Connect to the Internet on a Windows® 98 based PC
Unable to connect your Windows 98 based PC to the Internet? Learn about the requirements and the tips to configure Windows 98 to resolve the issue.
Windows 98 is a graphical operating system launched by Microsoft. It has got the enhancements of Windows Desktop updates and Internet Explorer 4 components. A processor which operates at 66 megahertz, 16 MB of memory, 225 MB of available hard disk space is one of the requirements of Windows 98. You can rearrange the 'Start' menu in it by moving the program icons and group folders. Windows Update allows you to connect to the Microsoft website so that you can easily download the updates for your PC. Log off network ID allows you to log off the network completely without shutting down your PC. However, this option is available only if you have a network ID. Customizing folders allows you to change the appearance of a folder.
The following are the requirements for configuring your Windows 98 based PC to connect to the Internet and the tips to do the same:
- Requirements for Windows 98
- Configuring Windows 98 to connect to the Internet
- Using the Point to Point protocol
Requirements for Windows 98
Windows 98 has got a tool which allows you to share the Internet connection with other computers in the network. But for this certain requirements need to be satisfied. While sharing the Internet connection with other computers you must have a modem running on your Windows 98 based PC. The computers in the network must have a TCP/IP protocol. Then, your computer should have Internet Explorer 3.x or Netscape Navigator 3.x. You would also require a login ID and a password.
Configuring Windows 98 to connect to the Internet
In order to configure Windows 98 to connect to the Internet you have to follow certain steps. First, you have to go to Internet Explorer in 'Programs' in the 'Start' menu and choose 'Connection Wizard'. Then, on clicking 'Next', 'Set up your Internet Connection Wizard' will appear. Choose modem or LAN to connect to the Internet. Next comes the entry of the phone number, username and password. By doing all this, you would be prompted to connect to the Internet.
Windows 98 has got a built-in support for connecting to a Internet Service Provider by using the Point to Point protocol. For that you have to go to 'Accessories' in 'Programs' in the 'Start' menu and choose 'Communications' followed by 'Dial-up networking'. By double-clicking on 'Dial-up networking', a 'Connect to' dialog box appears in which you need to type your username and password. Finally, by clicking on 'Connect' you will get connected to the Internet.