I recently put together a system from some older parts I had lying around mainly for the purpose of running old games from the Windows 95/98 era. It is an Athlon XP system with 1Gb and a 128mb Geforce 6800 video card and it generally works OK, but with some stability issues in Win 98 only. It's dual booting between Win XP and Win 98SE.
I installed an Edimax Wireless PCI IEE802.11g card (RALink chipset) and it works perfectly in Windows XP. However I cannot get it to work properly in Windows 98. Now I don't particularly want to use Windows 98 for much web browsing, but I would like to get it configured so I can connect if I really want to.
I have installed the drivers, which also installed an RALink utility for handling wireless connections in Win 98. Using the utility, I can connect to my wireless router. It shows as connected in the utility.
The main problem is that it's not being assigned an IP address and therefore internet connections don't work. The router has a DHCP server to assign IP addresses, but for whatever reason, using the wireless adaptor Windows 98 is not requesting an IP address.
The networking settings show the wireless adaptor. They also show I have the TCP/IP protocol with a binding to the wireless adaptor. TCP/IP is configured to automatically assign an IP address. I have tried leaving everything as default, and manually entering 192.168.1.1 as the default gateway, which is the IP address of the router. But it doesn't work.
Anyone have any suggestions on how to resolve this?
PS I will attach some screenshots in a bit which might better explain what the problem is...