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DLink Model: DFE-530TX+ for windows 98

by gpadilla7 / July 11, 2007 10:24 AM PDT

I installed and downloaded the above item on my windows 98 computer. I need it to work with DSL modem, but I am having trouble unpacking it. I am using WinZip and I need help as to what I am supposed to do. I keep getting an error message as to why it won't download. I bought the adapter through ebay and have no CD. I asked technical support for help and they do not support windows 98. I get the following error message.
Error 1311 source file not found C:/ WINDOWS \ DESKTOP\ DFE-530 TX+_F21/ WINDOWS disk verify that the file exists and that you can access it.
Error 1603 Fatal errors during installation. Consult windows installer Help (Msi-chm) or MSDN for more information.

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DLink Model: DFE-530TX+ for windows 98
by jtob2 / July 11, 2007 11:51 AM PDT
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Thank You Jtob2. I have downloaded and extracted file Now
by gpadilla7 / July 11, 2007 4:21 PM PDT

what do I do?

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DLink Model: DFE-530TX+ for windows 98
by jtob2 / July 12, 2007 3:26 AM PDT

When you extracted the file, it should have asked for a location in which to extract it. The default is your local Temp file. If you can't find it, then extract it again to a known location. This time create a new folder on your desktop named "Dlink". Extract the file to that folder. When that is completed, open the folder "Dlink". Find the file named "Install.exe" and execute it. This should install the proper drivers for you.

Good luck,


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I did extract file but it contains another 20 sub files and
by gpadilla7 / July 15, 2007 3:45 AM PDT

I don't know which file to extract then. I also installed the DLink adapter before I downloaded the files. I now think I read that I install adapter after I download the file. Could this be the problem?

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DLink Model: DFE-530TX+ for windows 98
by jtob2 / July 18, 2007 9:50 AM PDT

Check what I wrote previously.

Among the files you extracted is a file named "install.exe".

Double click on this file to run it and it will automatically select and install the proper driver files.


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I am back and still unable to extract file
by gpadilla7 / July 28, 2007 3:27 PM PDT

I tried extacting the file but it says exec fail. I am really frustrated and wish I had bought the adapter with the installation CD. What else can I do to hook up my old windows 98 to DSL that is not costly?

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Do this, it might install the driver for you.
by Dango517 / August 1, 2007 2:47 PM PDT

(All right clicks) My Computer> Properties> Hardware> device manager> choose adapters from the list> right click your "new" adapter. Choose, update driver> press the button, a wizard will appear, choose the internet choice not the search my computer choice> run. Let it run, if your lucky it will install the driver for you.

If it "does" you will need to disable your previous adapter in start> internet connections> right click, choose disable for the "old" adapter only. Now go to new adapter listed in internet connections right click it, choose, repair, let it run. When it's done your done, enjoy.

Then you can start a new thread here at Cnet called, "how do I configure my (put adapter name here) internet adapter?"

Good luck.

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I tried it several time Dango and it won't do it
by gpadilla7 / August 5, 2007 3:06 AM PDT

I am not usre what to do next. I am thinking of contacting DLink and seeing if they will sell me the setup CD.

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by Bob__B / August 5, 2007 5:52 AM PDT

There is nothing in the product specs that says it supports w98.

You may be trying to put a square peg in a round hole.

Basic NIC is cheap....10 bucks.

Do a little shopping.....find one that says it supports w98.

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Bob, What does NIC stand for? I have seen that at the bottom
by gpadilla7 / August 5, 2007 2:47 PM PDT
In reply to: Hmm.

of the tray. I just don't know what to do with it. I know that one of the directions says i should put the hardware in after I download. I put the adapter in before I downloaded and I wonder if that is one of the problems.

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by Bob__B / August 5, 2007 10:12 PM PDT

Network Interface Card.

It's the techno-weenie name for that hardware your trying to install.

Since d-link does not show w98 as a supported OS it's doubtful you'll get it to work.

Better to go with a nic that shows support for w98.

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DLink Model: DFE-530TX+ for windows 98
by jtob2 / August 8, 2007 6:43 AM PDT
In reply to: Hmm.

I'm sorry to see that you are still having trouble.
The driver file you need is listed on the link that I provided in my previous response. Make sure that you select the version listed as version number 5397.
I can assure you that his type of card is fully compatible with Windows98. I currently have a PC up and running using this identical card with Win98 and the driver file I referenced to you.
You can try to uninstall the card in Device manager as suggested by a previous responder and then remove the card from your system. Reboot without the card and then install the driver by executing the "install.exe" file that is included in the file set downloaded from the D-link site. Shut down the PC and reinstall the card. Start up the PC and the system should find and install the card and the driver.
The card is definitely compatible with your Win98 system.


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