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Laptop/computer question

 
guindog
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Ok, I dug out a laptop for my son to use while he is at my house.

It has a set of fax modems, thats how old it is....

Is there any way I can configure the USB port to carry the internet from the USB on my computer?

I just dont want to go buy a new wireless card, or modem for a 10 year old laptop, thats all.

Hes only 9 and just wants to play some gammes and stuff.

It has windows M/E on it, 2 USB ports, serial ports, etc...no cat5/ethernet plugs, so I figured the USB may be the best bet for this?
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Re: Laptop/computer question
[link to www.google.com]
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09/07/2010 10:57 AM
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Put a version of Linux on it. You'd be better off than having ME (which went out with the Ark).
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As per your indications...

You need to purchase a PMCIA card with a nic on the end.

Else

You can purchase a usb to nic device.

PLEASE NOTE:

Before you actually purchase anything, "make sure it is win 98 M.E. compatible
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You may find there are issues with getting stuff that is that far back compatible...

Just saying...

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Put a version of Linux on it. You'd be better off than having ME (which went out with the Ark).

You say it doesn't have an Ethernet port? Really?
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if it runs ME it should handle XP. then you have a better chance of supported hardware...

ME was a joke. a bad one.. windows ME will crash all by itself. like a built in feature. just be sittin there all happy with a screensaver and then POOF. its gone... might as well go back to 98. hell even 95, 3.11 is better than ME.
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if it runs ME it should handle XP. then you have a better chance of supported hardware...

ME was a joke. a bad one.. windows ME will crash all by itself. like a built in feature. just be sittin there all happy with a screensaver and then POOF. its gone... might as well go back to 98. hell even 95, 3.11 is better than ME.
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To get XP to work properly he'll have to go out and buy a license, and spend part of a day installing the thing, and putting up with the hassle of tuning the system manually (drivers etc). All for a kid who wants to play games. I wouldn't waste my time to be honest, and let's remember, XP is sooooo last decade.

Last Edited by Strangeways on 09/07/2010 11:04 AM
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Put a version of Linux on it. You'd be better off than having ME (which went out with the Ark).

You say it doesn't have an Ethernet port? Really?

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Yeah, no ethernet port anywhere.

I have an "a" to "a" usb cable, and have it linked now.

My PC sees it, but the laptop dont see the PC, the fax modem cards have a small plug/hole in them, kinda strange looking.

Im kinda proficient with exploring and changing settings, but Im really lost with this one.

Thank you all for helping me, too.

My son will really thank you if I can get this to work for him.

Gonna check out that google link someone posted, BRB
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09/07/2010 11:09 AM
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Google ICS internet connection sharing for tutorials, might just work
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Google ICS internet connection sharing for tutorials, might just work
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Cool, thank you.

Ive been lookin for different stuff, baut havent had much luck.

Im kinda half assing it right now, cruisin GLP and trying to work on it
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09/07/2010 11:18 AM
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Get a router if you don't already have one. Then just add the laptop using a network cable.
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Get a router if you don't already have one. Then just add the laptop using a network cable.
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OP says there is no Ethernet (RJ45) socket.
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