Linksys Wireless PCI & Win 98SE Help!

Discussion in 'Other Linksys Equipment' started by Chumly, Jul 15, 2007.

  1. Chumly

    Chumly Guest

    I have a Linksys Wireless PCI adapter and I cannot get it to run on either of my Windows 98SE machines (with all the Microsoft updates).

    I have followed the Linksys CDROM install instructions exactly, the PC shuts down as indicated, and then reboots but at this point I get a prompt for the Windows 98SE CDROM. I will then either put the Windows 98SE CDROM or ignore the prompt and the install either appears to continue or I get the “blue screen of deathâ€.

    After I reboot the Linksys icon appears in the toolbar but no network are shown and the manual install radio button does not enable anything.

    I have two Windows 98SE machines and each one does the exact same thing no matter how many times I uninstall and reinstall, and no matter whether I put the Windows 98SE CDROM in when prompted or ignore the prompt for the Windows 98SE CDROM.

    My understanding is that the Linksys Wireless PCI adapter will work with Win98SE but not Win98 is this correct?

    Is there an alternate way to manually install the Linksys Wireless PCI adapter software on a Windows 98SE machine? Do I need to upgrade to Win2000 or WinXP?
  2. HiSpeed

    HiSpeed Network Guru Member

    Win98SE is not the best OS for wireless network, it would rather be better to use WinXP...

    I used successfully my WMP54G v2.0 with 98SE just a little bit before to migrate to XP...

    What is your card version ?
  3. kingvj

    kingvj Network Guru Member

    Try pointing the location to C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System or C:\Windows\System32.

    Check the motherboard if it supports the PCI version that the WMP54G works on. If not, you'll get the BSOD.
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