Monday, January 7, 2013

Tips to link up Windows 98 machine to internet using a Cable Modem

Windows 98 is the operating system that cemented the position of Microsoft as the leaders in the software industry. However, Microsoft Windows online support team does not offer support to this outdated operating system anymore. Many users are suspicious about the capability of Windows 98 operating system in handling the high-speed Internet services available in this part of the era. But the fact is that this stout operating system is proficient enough to complete any task assigned by the user. High speed internet connection can be activated in the Windows 98 operating system with the help of an Ethernet cable. This cable will link up your Windows 98 computer through a cable modem.
The only concern will be about the configuring the network, you will have to configure the settings of the compute as well as modem manually to establish a proper connection. Follow these elaborated guidelines to configure the settings and thereby to connect your computer to the internet.
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Bring out the computer from sleep and check if your computer is equipped with a network card in it. If not, you will have to buy one from a computer store and install it on your computer with the aid of the installation manual.

Turn off your computer by clicking on the “Shutdown” tab that can be accessed from the “start” menu.

Get the Ethernet cable and connect one of its end to the Ethernet port that is placed behind the CPU of the computer and the other end to the Ethernet slot in the modem.

Press on the power button and bring your PC to life. As the Windows 98 wizard is programmed to detect the network card it should recognize the network card installed on your computer as well as the connection.

If Windows 98 failed to recognize the network card, go to the "Start" tab and bring on the "Control Panel" which holds the settings of the entire Windows 98.

In the control panel window, pick out the "Network" tab and move towards the "Configuration" to select the "TCP/IP" tab in which you will be able to access the "Properties" of the connection.

Tag on the "IP Address" and opt for the "Obtain an IP address automatically" tab.

Now restart your Windows 98 machine to save the changes brought in to the network configuration.
Although Windows online support deals with the latest issues with the operating system, you may nevertheless find some useful support. The network card that you require, for example can be consulted with the support team.

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