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    Ethernet card

    Lookiing for a recommendation for a Ethernet card for Win98 in particular,
    I recently got one from Belkin, eccept it only works with Win98 SE, I mus t have the 1st ed.

    Anyone have a recommendation ?

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    Old and Cranky Super Moderator rik's Avatar
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    Realtek seems to be a solid card, cheap, and normally supported by the OS without additional drivers.

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    3com also makes good nics little on the pricey side though.



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    I like the D-link cards. I prefer to keep the network cards the same as the router.

    I would recommend going with a name brand card even if it costs a little bit more. They are more reliable and have better support than the no-name brands.

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    Anyone know of issues with any of the ones mentioned not working
    with the earlier Win98 ?

    Belkin is pretty good but as I mentioned it only works with the Win98SE

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    None that I know of...naturally if the OS doesn't support it natively you'll have to have the correct driver set.

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    This is one of those items, that I will buy the cheapest one available. I have purchased and installed a couple dozen the last couple years and have never experienced a problem. The most common brand I find at cheap prices is Asound.

    Others may have had different results. If so, I would be interested to hear.
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    Ive used the Realtek card under a few different O/S never had any problems with drivers or support
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