Connecting with Win95
How to configure the Windows95 Dial-Up Networking for NetRunner

Step 1: Eliminating other WINSOCK.DLLs

  • Click Start
  • Click Find
  • Select files or folders
  • Type WINSOCK.DLL in the Named Box
  • Make sure Look In is set to C:\
  • Click Find Now. The correct WINSOCK.DLL is in the C:\WINDOWS\ Directory.
  • All other WINSOCK.DLL files should be renamed to WINSOCK.OLD by clicking on the filename and selecting Rename from the File pull-down menu. If you don't have any WINSOCK.DLL's don't worry about it, this is good not bad.

Note: If you have more than one drive (such as D:\, E:\),repeat the above procedure for each drive.

Step 2: Making sure Dial-Up Networking is installed

  • Click Start
  • Select Settings
  • Select Control Panel
  • Double-click the Add/Remove Programs Icon
  • Select the Windows Setup Tab.
  • Single-click Communications, then press the Details button
  • The Dial-Up Networking item should be checked.If it isn't, check it
  • Close all windows except the desktop

Note: You may be prompted for your Windows95 Disks or CD-ROM.Click OK.

Step 3: Making sure the Client for Microsoft Networks, Dial-Up Adapter,and TCP/IP Protocol are installed

  • Click Start
  • Select Settings
  • Select Control Panel
  • Double-click the Network Icon
  • Verify that Client for Microsoft Networks is installed. If it isn't
  • Click Add
  • Double click Client
  • Select Microsoft
  • Select Client for Microsoft Networks
  • Select OK

Note: You may be prompted for your Windows95 Disks or CD-ROM.Click OK.

Verify the Dial-Up Adapter is present. If it isn't:

  • Click Add
  • Double-Click Adapter
  • Scroll down the list and select Microsoft
  • Choose the Dial-Up Adapter and Click OK

Note: You may be prompted for your Windows95 Disks or CD-ROM. Click OK.

Verify the TCP/IP Protocol is present. If it isn't:

  • Click Add
  • Double-Click Protocol
  • Scroll down the list and select Microsoft
  • Choose TCP/IP and Click OK.

Note: You may be prompted for your Windows95 Disks or CD-ROM.Click OK.

  • Make sure that the only Protocol that is bound to theDial-Up Adapter is TCP/IP
  • If any other Protocol (IPX/SPXor NetBEUI) is bound to the Dial-Up Adapter, Click on it once and Click Remove.
  • Click on Dial-Up Adapter once then Click Properties
  • Click on Bindings, and make sure that there is a check mark on TCP/IP.If there isn't, Click on the small box to put it there
  • Click OK.
  • Click on TCP/IP once then Click Properties
  • IP Address should be Obtain an IP address automatically
  • Wins Configuration should be Disable Wins Resolution
  • Gateway should be blank
  • Bindings should be bound to Client for Microsoft Networks
  • Advanced should be none
  • DNS Configuration should be Disable DNS
  • Click OK

Note: You may be asked for a name for your computer. You can use any name you wish for your computer name and group name. When you are asked for your username and password you must type your username preceded by a capital P. For example: If your NetRunner username happened to be markj, you would enter: Pmarkj

Your password doesn't need anything special in front of it, but keepin mind both username and password are case-sensitive ie: all lowercase (watch your caps lock)

  • Click OK until you are asked to restart the sytem
  • Click Yes
  • After you restart, proceed to the next step.

Step 4: Setting up the connection

  • Double Click My Computer
  • Double-Click the Dial-Up Networking folder.
  • Double-Click the Make New Connection.
  • Type NetRunner for the name of the computer you want to connect to.
  • Your modem should already be displayed. If it isn't, consult your Windows95 documentation for information on how to set up your modem for use with Windows95.
  • Click Next
  • Type in the phone number for your local NetRunner access point. Miami 255-5844, Broward 349-0478, Palm Beach 407-447-8963
  • Click Next
  • then Finish.
  • Single-Click the new NetRunner icon with the RIGHT mouse button
  • select Properties with the left mouse button
  • In the Phone Number section, make sure the Use CountryCode and Area Code option is not checked
  • Click the Configure button.
  • Check the speed of your modem. A 14.4 modem should be 57600 and a 28.8 modem should be 115200
  • ClickOK.
  • Click the Server Type button.
  • The Type of Dial-Up Server should be set to PPP:Windows95,WindowsNT 3.5, Internet
  • In the Advanced Options section, make sure Enable Software Compression is checked
  • Log On to Networkis NOT checked
  • Required Encrypted Password is NOT checked
  • TCP/IP should be the only protocol checked. Uncheck IPX and NetBEUI.
  • Click on TCP/IP Settings.
  • Make sure Server Assigned IP Address is checked.
  • Make sure Specify Name Server Address is checked.
  • Put in the following DNS Server IP Address: start from the left side
  • Primary DNS Server 204.137.145.254
  • Secondary DNS Server 0.0.0.0
  • Primary and Secondary WINS configuration should be blank.
  • Use IP Header Compression should be checked.
  • Use Default Gateway on Remote Network should be checked
  • Click OK twice.

Step 5 Connecting!

  • Double-Click on the new NetRunner Icon
  • You will be prompted for your username and password
  • The username is your NetRunner account username, preceded by a capital P. For example: If your NetRunner username happened to be markj, you would enter: Pmarkj
  • Your password doesn't need anything special in front of it, but keep in mind both are case-sensitive ie: all lower case (watch your capslock)
  • Once you get a small window with a timer counting seconds, you are connected to the Internet.
  • Minimize this window ( do not close it )
  • Double click on your browser ( Internet Explorer or Netscape )

In case this doesn't work:

Note: Some people have reported getting an Unable to negotiate a compatible dial-up protocol error message. We have found that putting in a host and domain name in the TCP/IP Properties in the Network section of Control Panel seems to correct the problem. If you run into this error, we recommend trying this to resolve the problem.

If you still can't get connected, the following manual login will work.

Note: Some configurations of windows95 will not support PAP (Password Authentication Protocol). If you have this situation you will have to do a manual login.

Setting up a manual login (Don't do this section unless you can't get connected the normal way)

  • Double Click My Computer
  • Double-Click the Dial-Up Networking folder.
  • Single-Click the new NetRunner icon with the RIGHT mouse button
  • Select Properties with the leftmouse button.
  • Click the Configure button.
  • Click the Options tab.
  • Check Bring up terminal window after dialing
  • Click OK twice.
  • Double-Click the NetRunner Icon. Put in your passwordin lower case and Click Connect.
  • After dialing, a black terminal window will appear with the word Login: Type in a capital P and your username ie: Pmarkj (hit the enter key)
  • It will repond with password: Type in your password (hit the enter key). When garbage characters appear Click Continue or (F7).
  • You are now connected to the Internet.
  • Minimize this window ( do not close it )
  • Double click on your browser ( Internet explorer or Netscape )


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