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No i dont use windows 98 as my primary OS i use windows7, for nostalgia's sake i downloaded and installed windows 98 in vmware player, i wanted to know how to get the internet to work since it requires a dial up/voice modem , also the sound drivers vmware player uses dont work with windows 98, it really not that important i just want to see how far i can push a 14 year old OS and to see how
today's tech works with yesterday's.

asked Jun 06 '11 at 00:06

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edited Jun 06 '11 at 00:30

According to the VMware support site:

  1. Shut down Windows 98 and power off the virtual machine.
  2. From the VMware Workstation window, on the Settings menu, choose Configuration Editor and click Add.
  3. Follow the instructions in the Add Hardware Wizard to add a virtual Ethernet adapter.
  4. Power on the virtual machine.
  5. When Windows 98 reboots, it auto-detects an AMD PCNET Family Ethernet Adapter (PCI-ISA) and prompts for the Windows 98 CD-ROM to install drivers. The default Ethernet adapter settings should work fine and do not need to be changed.
  6. Use the Network icon in the Control Panel to view or change network settings. For example, you may want to add the TCP/IP protocol since Windows 98 does not install it by default.

answered Jun 06 '11 at 00:39

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I was running 98SE when I first got broadband. It took a little finagling to get it to use the cable modem. It's been so long I've forgotten the steps. Might be kind of fun to play with it again :)

answered Jun 06 '11 at 00:23

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connect using broadband connected to network, was using broadband since 95. easier to set up than most people think.

answered Jun 06 '11 at 00:46

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Try this for trying to find a copy of Firefox that will run for you: http://www.oldapps.com/firefox.php?system=Windows_98

answered Jun 06 '11 at 01:54

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