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    wireless network card and window 98

    hi all i have built a stripped down version of windows 98 (ripped out all its guts etc iexplorer and all the other crap)and changed the shell so that it bypasses explorer.exe and loads a remote connection straight to a terminal server this works really well and means i can re use old machines and nobody is any the wiser that they are are windows 98.
    My problem is though when i want to use a wireless network card it baulks even though all the drivers are ok and when i load windows 98 normally it will work?
    i suspect its because of the way it loads i have by passed the loading of the driver ? or the wireless utily? can anyone help? do i need dos drivers and do i need to load them in config.sys or something ? its been years since i messed with anything windows 98 so i can't figure it out.

    I have a fall back of using a wired network but would quite like to have both

    thanks in advance

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    Re: wireless network card and window 98

    It's got to be that Uraken. My wireless card on W98 definately loads with the explorer shell, and I'd put money on a dos driver being required to load before your new shell to get it to work.

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    Re: wireless network card and window 98

    I didn't think you'd get dos drivers for wireless cards. Because 98 doesn't have wireless built in, you obviously need to load the utility.
    Have you tried making your new shell program run the wireless card utility?
    This will probably be loaded in the RUN part of the registry (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Cur rentVersion\Run).

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    Re: wireless network card and window 98

    tried that eean no joy not to worry i think i'll stick with wired for now.

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