|These are the basic
steps needed to connect Windows NT 4.0 to
the Internet. You will need to be logged
into NT with Administrator privileges and
have the following ready to go:
NT 4.0 installed on your system
Windows NT 4.0 installation CD,
if you don't already have Remote
Access Services (RAS) installed.
account Username and password
phone number for your POP
IP address for our Domain Name
Verifying RAS is installed
check to see if you have RAS (Remote
Access Services) installed. Double-click
My Computer, then Control Panel.
Double-click the Network icon, and select
the Services tab. You will see a list of
all the network services installed on the
system. If RAS is installed it will
appear here. If it is then go to Step 3,
if not continue to Step 2.
Step 2 :Installing
RAS go to the Network Services tab (My
Computer/Control Panel/Network). Click
the Add button, and you'll be presented
with the Select Network Service window.
Run through the list until you find one
labeled "Remote Access
Service". Click on it to highlight
it, as shown above. Click the OK button,
and Windows NT will install that service.
You'll the installation CD-ROM.
installed, it must be configured.
Highlight the Remote Access Service entry
on your Network/Services tab, and click
Properties. A window called "Remote
Access Setup" will appear.
Click the Add button and you will be
presented with a "Add RAS
Select the modem or ISDN device you want
to use then click the OK button. If you
haven't yet installed your modem, you may
now by choosing the Install Modem button.
Once a connection device is selected,
click the Configure button, and you'll
see the "Configure Port Usage"
window. On this window select the radio
button that says; "Dial Out
Only". Close this window by clicking
"OK". Now click the Network
button that appears on the "Remote
Access Setup" window. On the
"Network Configuration" window
that appears, make sure that TCP/IP is
the only thing checked. Now close all
Windows by clicking OK and follow
NT's instructions to reboot.
Creating a Dial-Up Networking Connection
need to set up a NetRunner Icon in Dial
up Networking. Double-click on My
Computer and you should see an icon for
Dial-Up Networking. Double-click that
icon. The first time you click this you
will get an alert box saying, "The
phonebook is empty. Press OK to add an
Click OK. The "New Phonebook
Entry" wizard will start. On the
first page enter NetRunner. Press
The next window, "Server" asks
for information about our server, Check
"I am calling the Internet".
The Wizard then asks for the phone number
to NetRunner. Enter the number that our
salesman gave you when you signed up.,
including the area code if necessary,
then click Next.
You'll then be asked which protocol you
need to use. Check PPP, then click the
Now a window that allows you to select
your login options appears. Choose
"None" and hit next.
You'll now be prompted for your IP
address, to tell NT that NetRunner
assigns you with a dynamic IP leave the
address at 0.0.0.0. Next.
Almost done! The wizard will now prompt
you for your Name Server Addresses. Enter
188.8.131.52 under DNS server.
NetRunner currently doesn't use a
now complete. You should be able to logon
Logging On and more
on My Computer and you'll see an icon for
Dial-Up Networking. Double-click that
icon. A window will appear with a
drop-down box that has all of your DUN
connections listed. Click the Dial button
to start the logon process.
will appear asking for your login name
and password. It will be filled in by
default with your NT login info. Change
this to what you and the salesman
discussed when you signed up. (Don't
forget the capital P). DUN will then dial
out. If all goes well, NT and our server
will talk and you'll be connected.
connected you'll see a small icon in the
tray on the taskbar. The top have of that
icon's background will turn blue during
data transmissions, and the bottom half
will turn blue when data is being
you're done using your connection and
want to log off, you can either click the
Hang Up button on this window, or
single-click the DUN icon in the taskbar
notification tray and select Hang Up from
the popup menu.
Once it is
all working, you may wish to make
changes. To do this, double-click the DUN
icon in My Computer. Select the entry
that you want to modify from the
drop-down box, then click the More
button. A popup menu will appear.
many options on this menu, the most
important being "Edit entry and
modem properties" that's where you
make most updates.
shortcut to entry creates a shortcut on
your desktop for that entry.
Double-clicking the shortcut goes
straight to NetRunner if you've
checked "Save Password" on the
it. Call support if you need further