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Installing Dial-Up Networking
For Windows95/98 - Page 2
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 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
- 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.
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
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.
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.
In the Dial-Up Networking screen, make sure your connection is
highlighted and select Connections | Settings...
from the menu.
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.
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.
2. Click the Connect button. You should see a window like the one above.
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.
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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