Windows 95/98 manual setup information
This is an alternate way to set up your dialer program if
you don't want to use the connection wizzard program.
Windows95 networking drivers must be installed first. This
step may require you to insert your windows95 cd. From the desktop hit START then SETTINGS
then CONTROL PANEL then double click the icon labeled NETWORK. With the CONFIGURATION tab
selected you will see what windows95 networking software is already loaded. You need at a
minimum the following 3 items loaded: CLIENT FOR MICROSOFT NETWORKS, DIAL UP ADAPTER,
If you need to load CLIENT FOR MICROSOFT NETWORKS hit the
ADD button then select CLIENT then on the left side select MICROSOFT and on the right
select CLIENT FOR MICROSOFT NETWORKS and then hit OK. If it asks you to select a network
adapter select MICROSOFT on the left and DIAL UP ADAPTER on the right then hit OK.
If you need to load DIAL UP ADAPTER hit the ADD button then
select ADAPTER then on the left side select MICROSOFT and on the right select DIAL UP
ADAPTER then press OK
If you need to add TCP/IP hit the add button then select
PROTOCOL then on the left select MICROSOFT and on the right select TCP/IP and hit OK.
With the Configuration tab still selected, double click on
the TCP/IP. IP address should be set to the default of OBTAIN IP ADDRESS AUTOMATICALLY.DNS
CONFIGURATION should be set to DISABLE DNS. WINS CONFIGURATION should be set to DISABLE
WINS. No GATEWAYS should be set. Then click OK. The PRIMARY NETWORK LOGON should be set to
WINDOWS LOGON. Now select the IDENTIFICATION tab. The COMPUTER NAME and the WORKGROUP must
be filled in. Put your username as the computer name and put something else for the
workgroup name. Now click OK. Windows may load some software at this point. It may
ask you to insert your windows95 disk. If you changed any settings it will also ask you to
reboot your computer.
Finally we will setup the Dial Up connection. Hit START
then PROGRAMS the ACCESSORIES then DIAL UP NETWORKING. If it is not there you need to load
If needed: To load Dial UP NETWORKING hit START then
SETTINGS then CONTROL PANEL then double click on ADD/REMOVE PROGRAMS icon. Select the
Windows Setup tab.Double click on Communications and make sure there is a check mark by
Dial up adapter then click OK twice. Windows will load the software and may ask you for
the windows disk and to reboot.
Once you are in the DIAL UP NETWORKING screen, select MAKE
NEW CONNECTION. If this is the first time you have run dial up networking it will do this
automatically. Hit NEXT and then type in a name for the connection (such as "Redbird
Internet". Then select your modem. If your modem is not installed you must first
install your modem per your modem manufacturers instructions.Click NEXT and type in the
phone number on your setup sheet. Click NEXT then click FINISH. Wait a few seconds and an
icon for your new connection should appear. Right click on this icon and select PROPERTIES
from the menu that pops up. Uncheck the box labeled "use country code and area
code" or "use area code and dialing properties". Type in the area
code with the phone number all in the phone number field. Click on SERVER TYPE and
remove the checkmark next to LOG ON TO NETWORK. Now click OK twice and you should be back
to the dial up networking window. Right click on your connection again this time select
CREATE SHORTCUT from the popup menu. A message will come up that says you can not
create a shortcut here, do you want to put it on the desktop instead?. Click on YES.