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Windows 98 SE driver for IBM 11a/b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Adapter II ?

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Windows 98 SE driver for IBM 11a/b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Adapter II ?

#1 Post by tinue » Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:03 am

For fun, I want to install Windows 98 SE on an IBM ThinkPad T40 that I got for free. It's a model 2373-8CG. This particular model does not have a WLAN card installed, but the antennas are present.
From a broken T43 I salvaged a few parts, specifically a 80GB disk and an IBM 11a/b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Adapter II (FRU 39T0357).
After updating the BIOS and embedded controller on the T40, I could install the card. I could verify that the card works with Ubuntu.

Windows 98 SE runs fine so far, except for the WLAN card. The only Windows 98 SE driver that I found was for the older "IBM 11a/b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Adapter" (without the "II"), and this one does not work. For the "II" card I found drivers for Vista and later, but not for Windows 98 SE.

Does anyone know a source for a Windows 98 SE driver for this card?

Thanks! Martin

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Re: Windows 98 SE driver for IBM 11a/b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Adapter II ?

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Re: Windows 98 SE driver for IBM 11a/b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Adapter II ?

#3 Post by tinue » Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:18 am

Thanks, that's where I got the driver for "ThinkPad 802.11b/g wireless LAN Mini PCI adapter software for Windows 98 SE, NT 4.0 - ThinkPad X31... from that does not work with the "-II" card.

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