dsl problem with windows 98 se

By puttyntty
Nov 26, 2004
  1. hi i am having problems surfing the internet with a broad band connection .
    i use windows 98 se and a bt voyager adsl modem .
    currnetly i can only use aol 4 as ram is only 32 mb.
    wen i use aol together with modem i can acsess all web sites ,
    wen i just connect the modem i can only acsess limited web sites.
    can any one plaease advise me thank you
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Welcome to TechSpot

    You poor thing!
    Seriously though, that PC needs AT LEAST 64MB memory to run halfway decent. Better would be 128MB or even 256MB (NO more for W98).
    But that PC probably has a P66 - P233 processor, maybe even a 486, and cannot be upgraded?
    Give us your specs (in my.TS.forum on the top left).
  3. puttyntty

    puttyntty TS Rookie Topic Starter

    it has a pentium pro 200 wot i need to know is how is.
    i can get it to connect to the internet but can only get a few web sites
    i can get more if i run aol aswell but as u can imagine this almost kills the pc .
    im looking for any possible way to connect with just the modem, without aol. are there any kind of settings i can change to do this ty...
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Unless AOL is your ISP, you should really reinstall W98, and do NOT put on AOL anymore.
    AOL hogs your (very sparse) system resources, and makes it almost impossible to run anything else.
    You should install the lean-and-mean Firefox browser in any case and use that, rather than the bloated IE.
    Could it be that your Antivirus and/or Firewall (assuming you have those installed) are preventing you from proper access? Or have your parents/guardian perhaps installed some NetNanny program which limits your access?
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