Connection to the Internet
- Windows95 and Novell
- Dialup-Server FREE
(for connection using TCP/IP, see Dialup Networking with TCP/IP)
After installation of Dial-up Networking, you are able to make an
outside-connection, i.e. YOU DIAL OUT:
This capability is confirmed by your 'Network'
having a Client, allowing to access data on other systems, but
nothing is defined allowing others to access YOUR data.
When you have a close look at your "Dial-Up
It allows only to define OUTGOING
connections, the feature to allow INCOMING
connections is NOT included in the standard Windows95 !
If you have already the Microsoft "Plus!
for Windows95" , you can use it to install the
"Dial-Up Networking Server":
Dialup-Networking Server is included with
Once this is installed, you are ready to
continue, because now you have the additional menu-option in your
You can now "Allow caller access". Once you select it
and make "OK", the windows closes, but now your modem
will pick-up incoming calls, as you can see on re-entering the
"Dial-Up Server": it is
this status-field will also show the current activity, when a
call comes in and while a connection is still established:
That was easy !
However, when you try now on the Dial-Up Client to browse the
"Network Neighborhood", and
you get this:
then we need still to do a little more job.
There are 2 options:
1) get the "Network
Neighborhood" to work
Lets check your system, especially the "Network"
Everything seems fine, you have installed all required
network-components (Client, Protocol, Adapter and Server) and you
have share something.
If you have NO Ethernet board installed:
You MUST select "ENABLED"
for "Browse-Master" on the
Dialup-Networking host ! (leaving it on
AUTOMATIC will not work !).
You need to reboot/Login again: "Start"-button,
||Select the option to " Close all programs and
log on as a different User"
||Are you getting now this
window to enter your
"Windows Password" ?
Please, logon (do not just press ESC or
Cancel), otherwise some of the Networking functions will NOT be
started up !
If you have a Network board installed, then there is no explicit
need to enable the Browse-Master (leaving it on Automatic is
||The system has now 2 adapters:
- the Dial-Up Adapter
- the Ethernet card
The network protocol has a binding
to both adapters
When now restarting the system:
||We get now the Log-in Window
||Browsing now the Network
Neighborhood shows the
local system with its shared
||A last check of the "Dial-Up Server":
||When checking back to the status of the
Dial-Up Server, it is now "monitoring"
modem for incoming calls.
It is not required to keep this windows open,
the icon in the taskbar shows the activated
||The task-bar will also show any active
incoming call by showing the Modem-icon,
while the Connection-info of Dial-Up
server shows you the name of the caller.
Now, you should be able to browse on the "Dial-Up
Client" the "Network
Neighborhood", but be patient:
The name of the server may not show up immediately, especially if
you have also "File and Print Sharing" activated on the
"Dial-Up Client" (because the systems are
"negotiating" the Network-Master-Browser assignment),
close it again, re-open it. It should show up after a few
On DUN systems without a Network board:
It is a MUST on the "Dial-Up Server"
(Automatic Browse-Master is NOT
2) use a direct-addressing,
by-passing the "Network Neighborhood"
In the above section 1), we needed an activate network installed,
so that a "Browse-Master"
became active, and a "Browse-Master"
is required to maintain a list of systems and their shares on the
But if you know already the NAME of your dial-up server, you can
by-pass the "Network-Neighborhood"
on the Dial-Up Client system by opening a RUN-windows and
by putting in a request to display all shares:"
In this example, the Dial-Up Server is called
||As response to this request, all available shares on
system are displayed, which can then be used with
Explorer-function (drag&drop copy,.....) including
option to "map a Network drive" from the
If you know also already the name of the shared resource on
the Dial-Up Server, you can map a drive DIRECTLY using the
Note: under Windows NT4 Workstation, to
be able to browse the DUN/RAS server, it is required to have a
REAL network, except that NT4 offers for this the "MS
Loopback adapter", which is a software
emulation of a network-board (I did not find any equivalent for