Trying to get a friend’s old laptop online – the beast is running windows 98 with no wifi or ethernet cable. I toyed with the ideal of throwing in an old PCMCIA wifi card but a Windows 98 machine permanently connected to the intewebs is a security nightmare waiting to happen.
So how to connect the old clunker to the net – dialup, yes our old pal dialup. So I complied a little article on free dialup access / dialup internet ISPs over at Thrifty Buddha, a new project I have been working on. So if you still have a landline and want to get that old computer online consider using one of the free ISPs listed above.