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Windows® 98 Wireless Adapter
What are wireless adapters?
Adding a wireless network adapter to your computer can give you a lot of advantage and would definitely aid you to join a social network that you might have not been able to join in the past without such an adapter. Adapters are made by many manufacturers and they would all enable you to join the different generations of the Wi-Fi networks.
With the help of following points we will learn more about the adapters:
- Types of wireless adapters
- General purpose of use
- Tips to use wireless adapters with Windows® 98 system
Types of wireless adapters
Many types of wireless adapters are available in the markets. Most of the laptops include one of these and enable you to join a wireless network right away. Some desktop computers do not have these kinds of adapters and thus you would definitely need to add one of these adapters on your own. Many manufacturers provide different types of adapters. You can definitely choose between the PCI bus compatible wireless adapter to be used with desktop computers or the USB adapters or the PCMIA adapters used in notebooks.
General purpose of use
Wireless networks are fruitful when used in offices. The good thing about the wireless networks is that you will get to have a single network that joins the whole office environment facilitating the work and the daily mailing system in the same enterprise. The same applies to having a network that runs without wires at home as well; this way you can log in with many computers, and can establish a network between different computers used in the same household.
New generation of wireless adapters rely totally on the USB technology. The best thing about these adapters other than their small sizes is that it can be easily charged through the computer with no need for an external charger and an external source of power that runs the card or adapter used for your wireless network.
If you are running Windows® 98 computers you have to check first the compatibility of your adapter with Windows® 98. Most of the adapters available in the market have the plug and play thing, so these would require no much hassle installing them after you have them plugged into your computers.
If your computer and its Windows® 98 do not recognize the network, you can always try the find the new hardware wizard. All you have to do then is to add the adapter’s CD and then check on the CD box. The computer will get to find the driver right away, and your adapter will be set. You can then benefit of your wireless network thanks to your new adapter.