Windows 95/98 Dial up Setup

The following document contains information concerning setup for a dial-up connection for users of Microsoft Windows 95 or Windows 98. For Windows 98 users, you may skip ahead to Making a new Connection. For users of Windows 95, you need to make sure you have two things installed before you proceed. Each of the following links will instruct you on how to determine if you do or do not have it installed, and will tell you how to install it of you do not.

Dial-Up Networking (DUN)

TCP/IP Network Protocol

 


 

 Dial-Up Networking (DUN)

To test if you already have DUN installed, press the Start button; select Settings and then Control Panel. Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon. Select the Windows Setup tab, then click on the Communications option and press Details. Make sure that the Dial-Up Networking option is selected. If Dial-Up Networking is not checked, check it and click OK. Windows will load the requisite software and may need your installation disks or CD. Now that Dial-Up Networking is installed, you can install the TCP/IP protocol.

Dial up networking box needs to be checked

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TCP/IP Network Protocol

To install TCP/IP go to the Control Panel and then click the Network icon. If TCP/IP is not listed in the dialog box, click Add. Then select protocol, then Microsoft, and finally TCP/IP, and click OK. Click OK again to get out of the Network Control Panel. Windows will now install necessary software, and it may ask for your installation disks or CD. After this is completed, Windows will ask you to reboot. After rebooting, you need to configure Dial-Up Networking as described in the next section.

install tcp/ip protocol

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Making a New Connection

To add a profile do Dial-Up Networking, you will need to click on My Computer on your desktop and click on Dial-Up Networking (DUN). Once inside DUN, click on Make New Connection. The first dialog will ask you for a name for your connection. Label this as dcn or whatever you prefer. Your modem will be automatically configured. The next dialog asks for a phone number. For the area code, type in 530 and for the number type in 297-6694. When you are done, click on Next and then click on Finish when the next dialog appears. You will now need to configure your new connection.

make a new connection

Click on your new connection with the right mouse button and then click on Properties on the menu that pops up. Then click on the Server Types tab or button. Unselect Log on to network, NetBEUI, and IPX/SPX Compatible. Then click on TCP/IP Settings. you will then need to change the option in the second area in this window to Specify name server addresses. Then in the space for the Primary DNS, type in 168.150.253.2. For the Secondary DNS, type in 168.150.253.1. Click on Ok twice in order to get back to the Dial-Up Networking window. If you wish you may drag the icon of your new connection to your desktop and create a shortcut for it. You may now Connect to the internet as described in the next section.

check the tcp/ip box, uncheck other protocols

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Connecting to and disconnecting from the Internet

Double-click on your connection's icon or its shortcut and a dialog box will appear asking you for your username and password. If you don't want to re-type your password every time you dial up, select the Save password option. When you are ready, click Connect and your modem will start to dial. You will see a dialog saying "Verifying Username and Password". After this window minimizes itself, you will be successfully connected. You may now load programs that interface with the internet such as your web browser, E-mail program, or any other TCP/IP client. When you want to disconnect, look for a tray icon (near the system clock) or a minimized "Connected to..." window. Click on disconnect to do so.

click on the connect button

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