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Hi all, Its me again. We got a call today from bsnl asking about the config and os etc., in preperation for installing my new b/b line. However, I could not attend the call. Looks like BSNL prefers Winxp for the 256 kbps dsl. I have win98 on my machine, 192 mb ram, PIII 600Mhz, Intel 810 chipset. Should i upgrade in a hurry? oldtimer
 

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Thanks sushub, that means i can wait till i can get to talk to them personally and discuss this with the techie one to one. oldtimer
 


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oldtimer, we meet again. i am running win98se so that should not be a problem. i dunno why `bsnl' is asking for details of the system when their engineer never bothers to look into the same. during installation at my place all that i was asked is whether i have an ethernet card or not (inbuilt in my mother board). even that query was taken with a bit of doubt and the engineer asked.. `saar (yes he pronounced that as saar) you do not have that extra card which is a must?' anyways i just connected the modem to the port (one should have seen his amazed face) told him to just load the software and it was running fine.. to satisfy him that there was no extra card (except a graphics card), i opened the side panel of the computer.. he looked af he had just seen the 8th wonder of the world.. that's `bsnl' tech help for you.
 

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HI pupudada..i am having both win98 and winxp on my machine but i use internet on xp...there are a few points i would like to mention here..1.) To run broadband on WIN9X you need to install a software called PPPOE098.EXE (that can be downloaded from bsnl portal) to dial to BSNL Server.2.) After using the internet on WIN9X for some time it stops recieving data. although the computer can send the data. there is no incoming data.3.) There is hell lot of difference between the speed on WIN9X and WINXP. you wud be amazed to see the performance on XP it just too good compared to WIN9x.So I wud suggest oldtimer and others who are using WIN98 to upgrade OS to WINXP.
 
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i too have widnows 98 SE and the connection just runs fine on my system. Reg the query placed by BSNL officails , the reason they do this is they know it how to run the connection on XP and no other OS.
 


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I have win98se on 845mobo with p-4 2.4 GHz. The bsnl techie was not showing up to install as he was not sure if he could handle the installation! He was much relieved when he was assured that he need not handle that aspect.
 

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Originally posted by Bluegene@Sep 1 2005, 10:54 PM
HI pupudada..i am having both win98 and winxp on my machine but i use internet on xp...
there are a few points i would like to mention here..

1.) To run broadband on WIN9X you need to install a software called PPPOE098.EXE (that can be downloaded from bsnl portal) to dial to BSNL Server.

2.) After using the internet on WIN9X for some time it stops recieving data. although the computer can send the data. there is no incoming data.

3.) There is hell lot of difference between the speed on WIN9X and WINXP. you wud be amazed to see the performance on XP it just too good compared to WIN9x.

So I wud suggest oldtimer and others who are using WIN98 to upgrade OS to WINXP.
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1) hmmm... yes you do require pppoeo98 which is supplied by `bsnl' on a cd.

2) i use the net approximately 22 hours daily and have never faced any problems. during the free usage period i used to get a consistent 31-34kBps speed (speeds used to be lower (31) on http d/loads and higher (34) on ftp and some others on my downloads.

3) yes, if xp can give me consistent speeds of 38 to 40kBps i might consider migrating. hmm what performance?? ah yes, applications that are designed keeping in mind the structure of xp will no doubt run faster on the same. i can format the 2 partitions that i use, one for my o/s and the other for the other programmes (in case of virus attacks or other failure) and restore the same within 10-12 minutes (yes, i have heard of the restore feature of xp.. in certain cases even that goes useless) using my image file.

if there were enough software support for linux, i would have surely gone in for that, but xp.. i'd never touch that with a barge-pole. i'll wait for the gates to deliver any new o/s and then might change over if its better than xp

others need not follow me, this is just my personal opinion (and most of the time it is not true) :p Pupudada
 

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That discussion gives me a good insight. Thanksbluegene, can you give me a link to bsnl's ppoe098.exe? pupudada, what software do you use to create and restore win98 c: drive images? where can i find it, in case it is a free download?oldtimer
 

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Originally posted by oldtimer@Sep 2 2005, 06:13 PM
That discussion gives me a good insight. Thanks

bluegene, can you give me a link to bsnl's ppoe098.exe?

pupudada, what software do you use to create and restore win98 c: drive images?
where can i find it, in case it is a free download?
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hey oldtimer, i use ghost by symantec for my images. for the pppoe.exe go to the following link... cheers... :) Pupudada

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http://s33.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0NLRSSYGP45RW0ZJXFKSQZ7VSV
 

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