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Dialup Setup: Setting Up Windows 95
|These instructions will take you through the complete setup of Dial-Up Networking and other network components required to dial-up using Windows 95; from the installation procedures to login process. |
Install Dial-Up Networking for Windows 95
- If you don't have a folder in My Computer called Dial-Up Networking, follow these easy steps to install it.
- Open My Computer, Control Panel, then Add/Remove Programs.
- Go to the Windows Setup tab, then highlight Communications and choose Details to see a list of components.
- Check the box next to Dial-Up Networking and choose OK, then choose Apply to begin installation.
- Once installation is complete (it will take a while) restart Windows when you're prompted to put your changes into effect.
Next Step: Enable the TCP/IP Networking Protocol
Enable the TCP/IP Networking Protocol
- Open My Computer, Control Panel, then Network to display the installed network Components.
- Remove all unnecessary components; you only need the Client for Microsoft Networks, Dial-Up Adapter, and TCP/IP protocol.
- In the Configuration tab choose Add. Highlight Protocol and choose Add. Highlight Microsoft and TCP/IP then choose OK.
- You're back in the main Network window. If Dial-Up Adapter isn't installed, let's add it now.
- Choose Add again. Highlight Adapter and choose Add. Highlight Microsoft and Dial-Up Adapter, then choose OK.
- Choose OK once more and restart Windows again when prompted to put your changes into effect.
Next Step: Configure Dial-Up Networking
Configure the Modem and TCP/IP in Dial-Up Networking
- Open My Computer, Dial-Up Networking, then Make New Connection.
- Name the connection, select your modem (or install it if it's not installed yet), then choose Configure.
- Select your modem's COM port. For maximum speed, enter 38400 for 14.4 modems, and 57600 for 28.8.
- Go to the Connection tab. Make sure Data Bits is 8, Parity is None, Stop Bits is 1.
- Check "Wait For Dial Tone Before Dialing" and set "Cancel The Call If Not Connected Within __ Secs" to 90.
- Select Advanced. Set the Flow Control to Hardware. Choose OK, choose OK again, then choose Next.
- Enter the access phone number for your area. Choose Next, then Finish.
- Highlight the connection icon that you created and choose File, Properties. Uncheck the "Use Country Code and Area Code" option.
- Choose Server Type. The type of dial-up server is "PPP: Windows 95, Windows NT 3.5, Internet".
- Then uncheck everything here except "Enable Software Compression" and the "TCP/IP" network protocol.
- Select TCP/IP Settings. Mark "Server Assigned IP Address" and "Specify Name Server Addresses".
- Enter your primary and secondary DNS server addresses. You will find these numbers in the documentation from your ISP..
- At the bottom, check "Use IP Header Compression" and "Use Default Gateway on Remote Network".
- Choose OK, then OK again, then OK once more.
Next Step: You're Set! Make the Connection!
Make the Connection!
- Go to My Computer, Dial-Up Networking, and open (double-click) the connection icon that you created.
- Enter your username and password in lowercase in the appropriate fields, then select connect to dial the modem.
- That's it! It'll verify your username and password, log you onto the network, then you're connected!
Next Step: None! That's it! You're Done!