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    Default WPA on Windows 98

    I (finally!) got a USB wi-fi adapter. I was going to use it on my Windows 98 test pc and laptop, only to discover that Windows 98 doesn't support WPA (our wireless network is encrypted).

    How can I connect to our network on 98?
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    Default Re: WPA on Windows 98

    Try this

    Its a german site, but its meant to work

    It may or may not work with 98

    Normally, 98 doesnt support WPA
    Last edited by Speedy Gonzales; 18-09-2008 at 07:38 PM.

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    Default Re: WPA on Windows 98

    Hi, SG.

    I'm willing to have a crack at it (http://www.netzwerktotal.de/wpawindows98me2000.htm) if it gets WPA working in conjunction with Win98. However, my German isn't flash, and I don't see a 'switch to English' link on the page. Any ideas, apart from cut n pasting each comment into a translator? Cheers.

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    Default Re: WPA on Windows 98

    No excuse to have a Win98 PC anymore......not surprised WPA isnt supported, the O\S hasnt since last year?
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    Default Re: WPA on Windows 98

    Just download the file on the site

    Where it says Mcafee wireless security installer

    Dont worry about reading it

    It shouldnt be that hard to configure, once you install it

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    Default Re: WPA on Windows 98

    Quote Originally Posted by SolMiester View Post
    No excuse to have a Win98 PC anymore
    Quote Originally Posted by pcuserwinvista View Post
    I was going to use it on my Windows 98 test pc and laptop...
    My laptop is about eight years old and so is the PC.

    Now there's another problem - the McAfee software won't detect the USB stick.

    (Why is it that whenever I post a problem in here, it gets even more complex? )
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    Default Re: WPA on Windows 98

    Is it 98 or 98 SE?? If SE, this might help

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    Default Re: WPA on Windows 98

    I'm trying mine (getting Win98 to work wirelessly with WPA) now. I'll post how it goes. Cheers.

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    Default Re: WPA on Windows 98

    Hi, Patrick & SG.
    I have tried a number of remedies before now to get Win98SE working wirelessly on my (old dunger) Tecra 8000 laptop with WPA security to no avail (and had read and been advised that Win98 doesn't support WPA security). However, using the program available at http://www.netzwerktotal.de/wpawindows98me2000.htm, it is working a treat.

    Thanks to Patrick for raising the issue, again.
    Thanks to SG for finding the solution.

    To all those forum goers who've been trying to find the solution, there is hope!

    Cheers.

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