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Installing Dial-Up Networking
For Windows95/98 - Page 2

Modem Settings

Modem Properties

9. In the General section, you'll find information about your modem's Communication port (COM Port) number and the speed at which you should connect.
  • If you have a 14,400 bps, 19,200 bps, 28,800 bps, 33,600 bps or a 57,600 bps modem you should select the 115,200 option.

If you have any problems connecting, start with a low speed setting (9600 or lower) and try to connect. If you are able to connect, go to a higher setting. When you have problems getting or keeping a connection, go to the speed at which you were able to connect.

Advanced Connection Settings

Click the Connection tab and select the Advanced button. For each framed section: If you are given the choice to use Error Control, select only Compress Data.
Make sure the Use flow control option is checked. Select the Hardware (RTS/CTS) option.
Standard modulation should be fine for most modems. If something else is in that box don't change it. The modem may need a different setting, and Windows 95/98 will set this according to the modem's needs.
The Extra settings section is used for something called an initialization string. This string usually starts with an AT, has lots of "&" signs, and is usually long. Use this only if you have continued problems connecting. You can sometimes find this setting in your modem manual.

Modem Properties | Options

The Options tab has information about the Terminal window. This option should be used if you have problems connecting. The Display modem Status option at the bottom of the window should be checked. This will show you what's going on as you connect. (See "The Fun Part".) The Bring up terminal window after dialing option should be checked if you have problems connecting. This will allow you to enter your user ID and password. You should only have to do this once to show Windows 95/98 how it's done. You should be ready to click OK and OK to close out of this section now.

Dial-Up Networking Window | Connections | Settings

In the Dial-Up Networking screen, make sure your connection is highlighted and select Connections | Settings... from the menu.

Dial-Up Networking redial 


Since the server can sometimes be busy, you should configure your dial-up sessions to automatically redial when they encounter a busy signal. From here, you can choose the number of times you would like your dial-up session to attempt connection. You should have 0 set for the wait time. The option to be prompted to use dial-up networking is up to you. If you opt to be prompted, a window will come up asking if you want to connect when you open any program that requires a network connection (such as Netscape, Internet Explorer, FTP, ect.).

The Fun Part

User Name & Password Window.
Non-Tigger Users

1. Open the Dial-Up Networking folder. Double-click the icon for the connection you made. A window should pop up that will let you enter your userid and password. Once your password is entered you will be able to choose save password for automatic login.

Connecting To... Dialing Window

2. Click the Connect button. You should see a window like the one above.

Connecting To... Verifying username and password Window

3. When the computer at Wizard Communcations Systems answers, you'll hear a loud squelching noise from your modem. Then the window will change to the one above.

Connected To... Window

4. If all goes well, a screen will pop up (above) indicating that you are connected, or a modem icon will appear in your task tray (a little box with icons in the lower right side of your screen).

You have successfully created an internet connection.

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