Install Dialup Networking
Check, whether 'Dialup-Networking'
is already installed, there should be an icon in 'My
If not, start in the 'Control-Panel'
the 'Add/Remove Programs',
select the tab: 'Windows
In the 'Communication'
section, select 'Dial-Up Networking':
(you will need your Windows 95 floppies/CD-ROM, so that the
additional software can be installed).
If you now check in 'Control-Panel' the
Exactly as if you had installed a new network board, Windows95
has installed in addition to the driver for the 'Network-board'
'Dial-Up Adapter' (which is your modem)
the Clients for Microsoft and Netware networks
and the NetBEUI and IPX/SPX-protocols.
But the Internet is based on the TCP/IP-protocol,
which you should add now:
If you used the 'Dial-Up networking'
only for the Internet connection (and not also to dial into your
office-computer), you should now delete the 'Client
for Netware Networks' and the 'NetBEUI'
and IPX/SPX-protocols (they do nothing
and just 'eat' up memory) but keep the 'Client for
Microsoft Networks' (required for
Password-Caching), so that your network- configuration should
You need now to configure the TCP/IP-protocol. You could define
now the values for your Internet Service Provider (ISP),
but I prefer to define them as part of the Dial-Up connection
(see later), so we leave the TCP/IP-parameters
on its default values:
Since we have installed a Network component, we need to select
type method of Logon validation: Primary
A Logon will present you during bootup with a Logon screen,
asking you for a Username and (optional) a Password.
If you are ONLY using Dialup Networking without any other
then you should select as Primary Network
Logon: "Windows Logon".
On exiting the Network-applet, you are required to
You will then get the "Windows Logon"
Enter your name, BUT DO NOT ENTER A PASSWORD,
then just OK:
Each time a new Username has been entered, you are asked
to confirm the password.
Do not enter ANYTHING here, just
select OK to continue.
Since we did NOT enter any password, Windows will NOT
present us anymore during
booting with the Logon window.
(If you have already defined a password: Avoiding Logon Windows
If you have in addition to Dialup Networking another
network board installed,
you should select as Primary Network Login
the Client for your Network
(Client for Microsoft Networks
in this example, keep the Client for Netware
if you are connected to a Novell-server).
Regardless, whether you define a password or not, you
will be presented on each
reboot with the Network logon screen:
Are you using a Peer-to-Peer network ?
Do you have File-and-Print Sharing installed ?
Since your computer becomes part of the Internet, as soon as you
connect to your ISP,
ANYBODY knowing your IP-address (or anybody simply accessing random such an
can connect to your disk.
Unless it is your explicit intention to share
your disk for access via the Internet, protect
your system by verifying the Properties of the TCP/IP
to the Dialup-Adapter:
Select the tab: Bindings and UNCHECK the Binding to the
this will prevent any access via TCP/IP and via the
Dialup-Adapter to your disk.
||Installing the Network client creates also on the
an icon for "Network Neighborhood".
If you have no network connection , you can delete this icon.