- there is the win_3x laptop that runs some logging program,
that one likes, and the CW trainer that one likes, as well.
- then there is the win_98 PC that also has some program(s) on it, that one also likes.
& this thing also dual_boots with win_3x as well.
neither have a wireless card, - so they can't get on the 'net anyway. ..
& none of that stuff will work under a win_7 O/S either.
"Wireless card" exists with Windows 3.x driver(s). Cisco Aironet 350 is one of them. (used to be just Aironet before Cisco bought them). Look it up.
And don't know what you mean by "none of that stuff", but the OP was talking about W98, NT4 and W2K, he didn't mention Win 7 so it is irrelevant to the thread created by the OP.
And not only that, you don't need to have "wireless card" in order to get "on the net". It is the same thing if you have a telegraph key, you don't have to have a radio transmitter in order to send a signal. Have you heard of ethernet networking?
My Acer 330 T Travelmate laptop which runs Windows 98 uses a plugin ethernet LAN card to get on the internet. Yes I tried it out and it works. I was able to view some sites using IE 4 with a mighty 64 MB ram.
It is a small 12" laptop, in fact it is a forerunner of today's netbooks! It does not contain a floppy or disc drive, but it uses an external combination floppy/disc drive.
It looks like this