Windows 98 wifi adapter for T42

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Windows 98 wifi adapter for T42

#1 Post by jcitme » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:30 pm

Hello, I'm currently looking for an internal miniPCI wifi adapter with Windows 98 drivers for my T42.

My requirements are:

- Has Windows 98 driver
- Works with WPA2 encryption (difficult to find for Windows 98)
- Supports 802.11g, having 802.11a or 802.11n support is optional but good

Is there any good wifi cards?

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Re: Windows 98 wifi adapter for T42

#2 Post by ajkula66 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:41 pm

jcitme wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:30 pm

Is there any good wifi cards?
From what I'm gathering having given a very quick look at the driver list, it seems that ThinkPad b/g and a/b/g wireless cards - which are Atheros-chipped - *should* work in a 98 environment. I've never ran that OS on a T4x system so I can't offer any personal experiences.
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Re: Windows 98 wifi adapter for T42

#3 Post by dr_st » Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:54 am

Current: X220 4291-4BG, T410 2537-R46, T60 1952-F76, T60 2007-QPG, T42 2373-F7G
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Re: Windows 98 wifi adapter for T42

#4 Post by sdfox7 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:46 pm

You are going to have a difficult time with WPA2 on Windows 98. You MAY be interested in 2000, the overall look is the same. It depends on how badly you want WPA2.

The Boingo client that I use provides WPA2 support for Windows 2000 SP4. (image)

WPA2 was never officially supported by Microsoft on Windows 2000, and this is the only client I know of that provides it. Again, it requires Windows 2000 Service Pack 4: here or here.

For the Boingo installer, my link: http://sdfox7.com/2000/Important_EOL_Up ... taller.exe

Internet Archive link (accept the terms, then download): http://web.archive.org/web/200704070645 ... ndows.html

Back in May 2016, I posted details and a screenshot over in MSFN on an old Gateway Solo 9300: http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/175486- ... nt=1123456
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Re: Windows 98 wifi adapter for T42

#5 Post by jcitme » Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:46 pm

It's for gaming purposes, so Win98 takes priority over Win2000.

Is there no way to get WPA2 working on Windows 98?

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Re: Windows 98 wifi adapter for T42

#6 Post by dr_st » Sat Aug 26, 2017 12:19 am

I am sorry that I did not make this more obvious when I first posted.
https://cloakedthargoid.wordpress.com/win9x-wpa2/
Read the link above. It's all there.
Current: X220 4291-4BG, T410 2537-R46, T60 1952-F76, T60 2007-QPG, T42 2373-F7G
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Re: Windows 98 wifi adapter for T42

#7 Post by jcitme » Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:01 am

That's a pretty good resource.

Unfortunately, it recommends the SparkLAN WL-850R wireless card, which is rare and not available for purchase.

I dug up this link: https://www.wireless-driver.com/de/rali ... rd-driver/

These are recommended alternative wireless cards:
Ralink Turbo Wireless LAN Card
Ralink Wireless LAN Card V2
Ralink MIMO Wireless LAN Card

Gigabyte GN-WM01GS Cardbus WLAN Card(Turbo)
Gigabyte GN-WI01GS mini PCI WLAN Card(Turbo)
Gigabyte GN-WP01GS PCI WLAN Card(Turbo)
Gigabyte GN-WM01GS Cardbus WLAN Card
Gigabyte GN-WI01GS mini PCI WLAN Card
Gigabyte GN-WP01GS PCI WLAN Card
Gigabyte GN-WI02GM mini PCI MIMO WLAN Card
Gigabyte GN-WM01GM Cardbus MIMO WLAN Card
Gigabyte GN-WP01GM PCI MIMO WLAN Card

Edimax 802.11g Wireless Cardbus
Edimax 802.11g Wireless PCI Card
Edimax EW-7108 Series 802.11g Wireless LAN PC Card
Edimax EW-7128 Series 802.11g Wireless LAN PCI Card
Edimax MIMO Wireless LAN Carbus
Edimax MIMO Wireless LAN PCI Card

Billionton mini PCI Wireless Lan 11B/G card
mini PCI Wireless Lan 11B/G card

Sitecom Wireless Network PC Card 54G WL-112v2
Sitecom Wireless Network PCI Adapter 54G WL-115v2
Sitecom Wireless Network PC Card turbo g WL-170
Sitecom Wireless Network PCI Card turbo g WL-171
Sitecom Wireless Network 54G-Turbo WPS PCI adapter WL-211
Sitecom Wireless Network 54G-Turbo WPS Cardbus adapter WL-210
Sitecom Wirless Network PC Card MiMoXR WL-150
Sitecom Wireless Network PCI Adapter MiMoXR WL-151

Delta IEEE 802.11g Wireless PCI Adapter
Delta IEEE 802.11g Wireless PC Card

Hawking HWC54GR Hi-Speed Wireless-G CardBus Card
Hawking HWP54GR Hi-Speed Wireless-G PCI Card

Unterstützt Device Name:

ASUS 802.11 g/b Wireless PCI Adapter
ASUS 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Card
ASUSGEN. 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Card

ZINWELL 802.11g WLAN PCI Adapter
ZINWELL 802.11g WLAN mini-PCI Adapter
ZINWELL 802.11g WLAN CardBus Adapter
AT&T Plug&Share 54 Mbps Wireless PCI Adapter
AT&T Plug&Share 54 Mbps Wireless Cardbus Adapter

SIE 802.11 g Wireless LAN PC Card
AMIT MINI 802.11 g Wireless LAN PC Card
AMIT PCI 802.11 g Wireless LAN PC Card
802.11g MIMO Wireless Mini-PCI Adapter
802.11g MIMO Wireless Cardbus Adapter
802.11g MIMO Wireless PCI Adapter

AirLive MIMO-G Wireless Cardbus Adapter
AirLive MIMO-G Wireless PCI Adapter
802.11g MIMO Wireless Cardbus Adapter
802.11g MIMO Wireless PCI Adapter
802.11g MIMO Wireless Cardbus Adapter
802.11g MIMO Wireless PCI Adapter
CG-WLCBGMO, corega MISO Wireless Cardbus Adapter
CG-WLPCIGMO, corega MISO Wireless PCI Adapter

CastleNet WP1280 802.11 g Wireless LAN Card
ACCTON 802.11g 54Mbps Wireless PC Card SE


Surecom 802.11g Wireless LAN PCI Adapter
Surecom 802.11g 54M Wireless CardBus Adapter

Belkin 802.11g Wireless Card
Belkin Wireless G Plus MIMO Notebook Card
Belkin Wireless G Plus MIMO Notebook Card
Belkin Wireless G PCI Adapter
Belkin Wireless G Notebook Card

VTech Wireless 802.11g PCI Adapter
VTech Wireless 802.11g PCMCIA Adapter

Siemens 802.11g PC Card Wireless Network Adapter

Qcom Wireless LAN Card V2

MSI 802.11g MiniPCI Turbo Wireless Adapter
MSI 802.11g PCI Turbo Wireless Adapter
MSI 802.11g CardBus Turbo Wireless Adapter
MSI 802.11g MiniPCI Wireless Adapter
MSI 802.11g PCI Wireless Adapter
MSI 802.11g CardBus Wireless Adapter
MSI 802.11b/g MiniPCI Wireless Adapter

WLAN 802.11g miniPCI module
WLAN 802.11g Cardbus module

Amigo Turbo Wireless PC Card
Amigo Turbo Wireless miniPCI Adapter
Amigo Turbo Wireless PCI Adapter
AMIGO 802.11G Wireless PC Card
Amigo 802.11G Wireless miniPCI Adapter
Amigo 802.11G Wireless PCI Adapter
Amigo MIMO Wireless miniPCI Adapter

CNet 802.11a/g Wireless LAN PCI
CNet 802.11a/g Wireless LAN Mini-PCI
CNet 802.11a/g Wireless LAN CardBus

Conceptronic 54g Wireless PC-Card
Conceptronic 54g Wireless PCI Card

SMC SMCWCB-GM EZ Connect TM 802.11g Wireless Cardbus Adapter with MIMO Technology
SMC SMCWPCI-GM EZ Connect TM 802.11g Wireless PCI Adapter with MIMO Technology

CNet Turbo Wireless-G PCI Adapter
CNet Turbo Wireless-G miniPCI Adapter
CNet Turbo Wireless-G Cardbus Adapter
CNet Wireless-G PCI Adapter
CNet Wireless-G miniPCI Adapter
CNet Wireless-G Cardbus Adapter
CNet Wireless-G PCI Adapter
CNet Wireless-G miniPCI Adapter
CNet Wireless-G Cardbus Adapter

Corega CG-WLCB54AGM
Corega CG-WLCB54GPX

Netopia Wireless PC Card

AboCom 802.11b/g Wireless LAN miniPCI Card
AboCom 802.11b/g High Power Wireless LAN miniPCI Card
AboCom 802.11b/g Wireless LAN PCI Card
AboCom 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Cardbus Card
AboCom 802.11a/b/g Wireless LAN miniPCI Card
AboCom 802.11a/b/g High Power Wireless LAN miniPCI Card
AboCom 802.11b/g Wireless LAN miniPCI Card V2
AboCom PCI MIMO Wireless LAN Card
AboCom 802.11b/g MIMO Wireless LAN miniPCI Card
AboCom 802.11b/g MIMO Wireless LAN miniPCI Card
AboCom 802.11a/b/g MIMO Wireless LAN miniPCI Card
AboCom 802.11b/g MIMO Wireless LAN Cardbus Card

Planex PCI GW-DSMM

Logitec LAN-WG/CBB Wireless LAN Adapter
I also found this link: https://wikidevi.com/wiki/Rt61pci

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Re: Windows 98 wifi adapter for T42

#8 Post by dr_st » Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:11 am

Any RT2561-based card should work. There are plenty of CardBus options, but fewer miniPCI options. Still, I can find a few for sale right now on eBay that claim to be based on RT2561:
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?LH_Pref ... rmvSB=true
Current: X220 4291-4BG, T410 2537-R46, T60 1952-F76, T60 2007-QPG, T42 2373-F7G
Collectibles: T430s (IPS FHD + Classic Keyboard), X32 (IPS Screen)
Retired: X61 7673-V2V, A31p w/ Ultrabay Numpad
Past: Z61t 9440-A23, T60 2623-D3U, X32 2884-M5U

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