Re: Advent Card Reader: No Win 98 Driver



On 2008-08-03 11:32:15 -0400, MIG <googlespam@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> said:

I got an Advent ADE-RDR01 all in one card reader, which is supposed to
work with Windows 98 according to the box.

There is no driver for Windows 98 and it doesn't seem to be possible
to find one anywhere.

The sale of these things seems to be a scam to get people to call a
£1.50 a minute phone line when they find that there is no driver for
the thing, and probably no help from there if you did.

Or am I missing something?
Windows 98 never natively supported USB 2.0. However, many manufactures made USB 2.0 drivers to interface with their USB 2.0 expansion cards. The drivers are specific to the USB exapnsion card. I suppose you get lucky and the WinME or 2000 Universal Drivers might work, but that would take some luck. Apparently some who have replied got lucky, So, you will need to hunt down the drivers for you specific USB 2.0 expansion card. If you have plugged the devices into a USB 1.x port, it won't work no matter what the driver unless the device supports both UBS 1.x and USB 2.x . If the USB 2.0 port is built into your computer (read: motherboard) then you will need to back to the manufacturer of the computer or motherboard.


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