- Modem (28.8 Kbps minimum)
- Dial-up Networking on Windows95 CD
- Dial-up Scripting Tools on Windows95 CD
- TCP/IP protocol on Windows95 CD
Installing Dial-Up Networking
- Make sure Dial-Up Networking is installed on the computer by opening the folder "My Computer" and looking for a folder named "Dial-Up Networking".
- If the Dial-Up Networking folder is not there, go to the section: Installing Dial-Up Networking.
- If the Dial-Up Networking folder is there, go to the section: Configuring the Network.
- Open "Control Panel" and select "Add/Remove Programs". On the "Add/Remove Programs Properties" dialog, select the "Windows Setup" tab.
- Highlight "Communications" and hit the "Details" button.
- Make sure "Dial-Up Networking" is checked and press the "OK" button. The program may ask a company name and a workgroup, please enter your initials
and "Home" for workgroup.
- Press the "OK" button again, and Windows95 will install the software and ask to restart the computer.
Allow it to restart. At this time the computer will show you a login to network dialog
box, enter your name and leave the password blank.
Configuring the Network
- If Dial-Up Networking was already installed on your computer, open the Control Panel,
and double click on "Network" to bring up the network control panel and skip to step 3.
- If you have just installed Dial-Up Networking, Windows95 may ask you for computer
and workgroup names. Unless your are on a network with other machines, these are not
all that important, so enter whatever names you desire. After this Windows 95 should
present you with the network Control Panel.
- Select the "Configuration" tab.
- If "Client for Microsoft Networks" is not listed in the window, add it by clicking the "Add…" button, selecting "Client" and clicking "Add…", selecting "Microsoft" under Manufacturers and "Client for Microsoft Networks" under Network Clients, and then clicking "OK".
- If "TCP/IP" is not listed in the window, add it by clicking the "Add…" button, selecting "Protocol" and clicking "Add…", selecting "Microsoft" under Manufacturers and "TCP/IP" under Network Clients, and then clicking "OK".
- If "NetBEUI" and "IPX/SPX-compatible Protocol" appear in the window, you can remove them if you wish by highlighting them and pressing
the "Remove" button. These are unnecessary unless you are on a LAN. Reboot the computer.
Configuring Dial-Up Networking
- Open the folder "My Computer" if it is not already open the folder "Dial-Up Networking". It will bring up a Wizard
to walk you through the next few steps. If the Wizard does not come up automatically,
double click on "Make New Connection".
- You probably already have a modem set up but in case you do not the Wizard knows this
and runs through a modem setup. If you get this modem setup configure your modem accordingly.
- In the "Make New Connection" Wizard, enter a name for the connection such as "MTSU", etc.
- Make sure your modem is selected, and press the "Next>" button.
- Enter the phone number and press the "Next>" button. The phone numbers to enter are
898-5176, 898-5908 and 898-5350.
- Click on Finish
If you are on campus, you should leave off the 898 prefix as with all campus numbers.
You may want to make connections for each of the three numbers in case one is busy.
To do this, follow the steps in this section for each number and be sure to give a
slightly different name to each to identify which one it is.
- You will now configure a couple of properties that the Wizard will not let you get
at. Select the connection you just created and bring up its properties dialog by selecting
File/Properties or right clicking on it and selecting Properties, or pressing Alt-Enter.
- If you choose not to install Dial-Up Script as detailed below, you will have to log
in manually each time and you will need a terminal window to do this. Press the "Configure…" button to bring up the modem properties dialog. Under the "Options" tab, you need to make sure "Bring up terminal window after dialing" is checked. If you do install Dial-Up Scripting, you will want to make sure that this
box is not checked. Click OK.
- Press the "Server Type" button.
- The "Server Types" dialog box will appear (see picture above)
- Make sure the "Type of Dial-Up Server" field contains "PPP:Windows95, Windows NT 3.5 Internet"
- Be sure that "Enable Software Compression" and "TCP/IP" are checked. Modify the rest of the settings as shown in the picture above (Server Types)
- Click the "TCP/IP Settings…" button. Enter the data shown in the picture to the left (TCP/IP Settings)
- Click the "OK" button to close the "Server Types" dialog and press "OK" again to close the connection properties dialog.
Installing Dial-Up Scripting Tool
Dial-Up Scripting Tool is required for automatic login to network. Install it from
the Windows 95 CD-ROM. If your computer does not have the Dial-Up Scripting Tool,
follow these directions:
- Start | Setting | Control Panel | Add/Remove Programs | Windows Setup
- Click on Have Disk…
- Select D: drive (Assuming your CD-ROM drive is on D: Drive)
- The script install file is under D:\admin\apptools\dscript
- Click OK to proceed
- Windows 95 will walk you through the installation. At the end you will need to reboot
Setting up Dial-Up Scripting Tool
- Run the Dial-Up Scripting Tool from Start | Programs | Accessories
- Select the connection to which you want to associate a script
- Enter a filename such as Mtsu.scp
- Click Edit.
- Your script should have the lines as shown in the "Mtsu - Notepad" picture below
- In the line that reads "telnet knuth ^M" you can use "telnet frank ^M" instead
- Select File | Save
- Close Notepad
- Click Apply
- This finishes the Windows 95 configuration for Dial-Up connections.
The next step is to setup Slirp support in your frank account.
Note: the line that contains: "password:", may need to be changed to "Password:". Also,
the line that contains: wait for "knuth $", needs to be changed to whatever is your
default prompt, for example: frank $, or csh>, etc.
You need to use a telnet program to determine this.
Setup Slirp to your frank account
After having installed the Dial-Up tools in Windows 95, your computer is ready to
connect to the Internet. The final step is to enable Dial-Up service in your account
at MTSU. To achieve this you must login to frank using a Terminal program or from
your office computer. You must follow these steps:
- Login to frank
- Type: ftp raptor.bizlab.mtsu.edu
- Call the BusinessLab for an username and password.
- At the ftp prompt, type: binary
- At the ftp prompt, type: cd lab
- At the ftp prompt, type: cd sdp
- At the ftp prompt, type: cd slirp
- Type: get slirp
- Type: get slirprc
- Type: quit to end the ftp session
- At the frank$ prompt type: mv slirprc .slirprc
- Type: chmod 744 .slirprc
- Type: chmod 755 slirp
Test your slirp setup by typing: slirp, you should see:
You should see an "SLIRP Ready..." in the last line. That indicates that the installation
is correct. To go exit to the frank$ prompt, just type five zeroes. You are now ready
to use your Windows 95 Dial-Up connection and use the internet from home.
From your Windows 95 computer at home, just go to Start | Programs | Accessories | Dial-Up Networking and double click on the connection icon you created earlier (MTSU).
- You will see a screen asking for your user id and password. Please enter your frank
userid and password. Click on Connect.
- After connecting you will briefly see a terminal window running the script you created
- Next you will see a message saying "Login to the Network", then "Verifying user id and password" (this may take several minutes).
- Finally you will see a message saying that you are connected and the speed (in bps.)
you have connected.
- After that you can run Netscape, FTP or any other Internet program as you were at
your office computer. Most Internet operations will be transparent to the user, please
note that the speed of the operations is slower....!