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Posted on 10-22-16 05:18:39 PM (last edited by Nin★Collin at 06-30-17 01:52:03 PM) Link | Quote
I want to connect my Pentium II with Windows 95 (might upgrade it to Windows 98 when I feel like it) just because
why not, but not sure what way to go about this would be better. Should I...

● Buy a PCI Ethernet card and get a generic Ethernet driver

or

● Get a Serial to Ethernet converter, and hook it up to an Ethernet LAN, which is connected to the
internet?

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Posted on 10-22-16 11:01:02 PM Link | Quote
I'd likely get a PCI card because it seems easier to set up: Check for which kinds of chipsets you can find Windows 9x drivers for online, try to find a card with one of them on it, install it.

For example, Realtek still appears to have 9x drivers for their RTL8029 (10 Mbit only), RTL8139 (10/100 Mbit) and similar chipsets on their site, and I believe 3Com Etherlink cards also worked well under 9x, although I'm not sure about where to get drivers for these or if the OS might've come with them already.
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