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binaryx
Hey,
I'll do my best to describe what I'm trying to do. I have a SL-5500 and I am running win98 on a somewhat crappy computer that is using DSL. I recently was given a Linksys wirless-G card and I was wondering if there is anyway to set it up so that my wireless card and zaurus communicate (ad-hoc?), thus creating a connection between the zaurus and 98. Then from there be able to use the internet through the ethernet card? It seems like I should be able to get it to work, but I haven't been able to figure it out up until now. Any ideas? pointers? programs that might help me out? Thanks a bunch!
- BinaryX
doc
If you connect the zaurus via usb to the win98 machine you can try this...
http://www.zyxt.org/zaurus/winethernetusb.html

Or boot 98 and install linux and use this...
http://www.ruault.com/Zaurus/ethernet-over...-usb-howto.html
binaryx
thanks for the reply doc. Yes, I'm able to connect over USB already. I'm trying to connect through the wireless card though, then be "re-routed" to the internet. So in the same manner than I would be able to share/get internet access through USB, I would like to get it through the wireless card instead.
doc
I would think it much easier to buy a wireless router and not have to worry about the 98 box...
or I'll sell you my old 486 and you can load linux on it and turn it into a router. ;>

Sorry I can't help you more.
offroadgeek
binaryx - I know you can do this easily with win2k and above by using the "internet connection sharing" option on the network adaptor that's associated with the 802.11g card. I just don't know if win98 supports this.

I can see two options for you - a. do what doc said, get a wireless router, or b. upgrade to win2k or above and use the internet connection sharing like you want.
TonyOlsen
Yes, Windows 98SE supports Internet Connection sharing... but I would agree that it would be easier, simpler, and less of a headache in the long run, if you simply bought a router. Wireless routers were going for $70 12 months ago... I'm sure they're much cheaper now. smile.gif
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