Connecting with Trumpet
Trumpet Winsock is a marvelous program, serving as a communications layer for other programs, like Netscape or Microsoft Internet Explorer, two popular Web browsers. But, Trumpet Winsock can cause no end of headaches if it is not set up just right.
To help you resolve the most common Trumpet Winsock problems, this file has all of the information you need to properly configure Trumpet Winsock to work correctly with NetRunner, without having to spend time on the phone.
To start, launch Trumpet Winsock. On its menu, click File, and then click Setup...

In each box, enter the following information. Hint: Press Tab to skip to the next box, not Enter!

  • IP Address: 0.0.0.0
  • Netmask: Should be greyed out. Skip this box...
  • Default Gateway: Should also be grey. Skip this, too...
  • Name Server: 204.137.145.254
  • Time Server: Leave this empty...
  • Domain Suffix: netrunner.net
  • Packet vector: Another grey box to skip...
  • MTU: 552
  • TCP RWIN: 4096
  • TCP MSS: 512
  • Demand Load Timeout: 5 seconds
  • TCP RTO MAX: 60
  • Internal SLIP: Make sure this is OFF (no X)...
  • Internal PPP: Make sure this is ON (X)...
  • SLIP Port: Set to whatever COM port your
  • modem is connected to...
  • Baud Rate: Set this according to the modem maximum speed:
  • 9600 bps- 9600 or 19200
  • 14400 bps- 38400 or 57600
  • 28800 bps- 57600 or 115200
  • Hardware Handshake: Should be ON...
  • Van Jacobson CSLIP compression: Should be OFF...
  • Online Status Detection: DCD Check (the middle option) should be selected...

Click on OK (or simply press Enter.) Trumpet Winsock will advise you to restart itself so that these changes can take effect.

Exit Trumpet Winsock (shortcut: ALT-F-X) and restart Trumpet Winsock.

Fire it up and dial in!


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