Dialup Connection to the Internet
||Why include a modem in documentation
on Windows95 Networking ?
Windows95 can be setup to treat a modem like a network board,
allowing to use the modem for network related actions, like to
connect to the Windows system at home or at work (where a Windows95/98 system or a Windows
NT4 (workstation or Server) acts as
Dialup-Networking server) or to connect to the largest of all
networks: the Internet
First, the basics:
Once the modem has been 'declared' to be a
Network-board, it is setup and configured in the Control-Panel
Network-Applet like any other network-board, setting up the
Client, Protocol and adapter-driver.
Since the main activity on the Internet in these days is the
"surfing" of the "World Wide Web" (using an Internet Browser like "Netscape
Navigator/Communicator" or "Microsoft Internet
Explorer"), I like to mention, that such application
communicate via the famous "WINSOCK.DLL" with the
TCP/IP protocol. And although a basic FTP-support is included in the
modern Internet Browsers, special FTP-client (like the "IPSWITCH"
WS-FTP32) are still valuable tools.
The setup is a lengthy process (it is based on Windows95B/OSR2,
but the screens on the previous Windows95 versions are very
- Modem Setup
- PCMCIA Modem Setup
- Install Dialup
- Define Dial-Up
- Configure Dial-Up
- Dial-Up Script
But finally, we are ready to Making a Connection.
A word concerning Modem
Please, be aware of Security
concerns on Internet connections
If you like to connect MULTIPLE systems via a SINGLE
the you need a Proxy.
FAQ on DUN:
Dialup-Networking does NOT
save the Password
Problems browsing the Web
Sharing and Mapping via the
Virtual Private Networks (VPN /
Using DCC and DUN at the same
More information on Dialup-Networking (including connections with
Win3.11) is available on the Connect
Pages of the Purdue University.
Dial-Up Networking 1.2 / 1.3 Upgrade
If you have the original Windows95 (version of
Aug.95) or the OSR2 version, you can upgrade to the same version as on OSR2
the Upgrade .
To check, whether the Dial-Up Networking 1.2 / 1.3 upgrade is
installed on your system:
||In the Network-Applet of
Control-Panel. select "Add",
check under the Manufacturer
"Microsoft", that it
"Microsoft Vitual Private
( If this entry is NOT shown, then
you do NOT have the DUN 1.2
upgrade installed )
- Installation of DUN 1.2
- Dial-Up Networking 1.3 Upgrade