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    This is a discussion on Windows 98SE users within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Hi, both my brother and I are on the brink of becoming Sky broadbanders, he is only on Windows 98SE ...

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      Windows 98SE users

      Hi,

      both my brother and I are on the brink of becoming Sky broadbanders, he is only on Windows 98SE and I have a mix of XP and 98SE PCs for my family. I don't understand the need to upgrade from 98SE simply to connect to a wireless router/network.

      Are any other users out there connected up with 98SE?

      I guess I'll find out once its connected but I'd like to avoid headaches from the kids (and wife) knowing upfront.

      Cheers.


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      If you can find a wireless device that supports Windows 98 then your ok!

      The only reason Sky Support 2000/XP because it means that they dont have to train the C/S about other o/s!

      But if your Windows 98 has a built in Network Card then you should be able to use it wired?

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      Hi Skypie, welcome to skyuser.co.uk

      If your PC with Win98 has a network card, you should be able to use the router via ethernet cable no problems

      Even if it has not got on, you can get one for less than a tenner, or a local PC shop should supply and fit for less than 20.00




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      Thanks y'all for the super fast reply.

      Thats great, I thought it couldn't be any REAL reason!

      Cheers!

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      I think alot of this is down to the fact that M$ no longer support Windows 98 so alot of ISP/ISV's wont support their products being installed onto that operating system incase of the need to provide fixes/troubleshooting, this is the case with most of the companies i work with on the network side of things such as BT etc etc...
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      They all support windows 2000 as its seems to be a favourite with many,
      As I know Currys Use it and so do O2!

      Also Windows 2000 seems to be very secure and reliable!

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      Yes Win2k is a pretty solid operating system, however it is in Microsoft's Extended Support Lifecycle as of June 05 which basically provides limited support to the year 2010. However, the main things such as security updates are provided which is good, however non-security related patches/updates are no longer provided unless you took out a extended hotfix support agreement. Nevertheless there is at least another 4 years worth of product there....
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