Connecting with NT 4
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:
  • Windows NT 4.0 installed on your system
  • The Windows NT 4.0 installation CD, if you don't already have Remote Access Services (RAS) installed.
  • Your account Username and password
  • The phone number for your POP
  • The IP address for our Domain Name Server (DNS).

Step 1: Verifying RAS is installed

We first 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

To install 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.

Step 3: Configuring RAS

With RAS 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 Device" window.
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.

Step 4: Creating a Dial-Up Networking Connection

Now we 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 entry".
Click OK. The "New Phonebook Entry" wizard will start. On the first page enter NetRunner. Press Next.
The next window, "Server" asks for information about our server, Check "I am calling the Internet". Press Next.
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 Next button.
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 Next.
Almost done! The wizard will now prompt you for your Name Server Addresses. Enter under DNS server. NetRunner currently doesn't use a WINS server.

Setup is now complete. You should be able to logon and surf.

Step 5: Logging On and more

Double-click 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.

A window 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.

Once 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 received.

When 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.

There are many options on this menu, the most important being "Edit entry and modem properties" that's where you make most updates.

Create 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 "Userid/Password" section.

That's it. Call support if you need further assistance.

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