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Minimum sys requirements?

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Minimum sys requirements?

What are the system requirements for plusnet broadband?
I'm looking into it for a friend but his puters a P166
thanks
ade
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Minimum sys requirements?

It depends on what kind of ADSL modem is being used. If it's a USB modem supplied by PlusNet (or any other USB modem for that matter), then the Windows version will be inportant as well as whether their PC has any USB ports. You will need to have Win98SE and a USB port.

If you intend to use an external Ethernet connected ADSL modem/router then the P166 will probably be fine. All it then needs is a network card which should work in all windows versions.

As for the speed, they will find a P166 will be slow but if they are just browsing and accessing email it will be fine.
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Minimum sys requirements?

A P166 will work OK with a router, I run a P133 as a 2nd backup OK.

However, a P166, even if it had a USB card, would have trouble with the overheads required to run a USB card and modem, despite the possible power issues.

Whichever route, a 166 will be an absolute snail with any decent new software, a virus scanner and a firewall running.