Dial-Up connection to Windows95/Novell-Netware Server
You like to dial in from home to your office
Windows95 system and access also the data on your Novell-Netware
That can be setup and configure using the Dialup-Networking Server, which allows you to setup the following (there is also a possibility to direct dial-in to the
Netware server, but I am not covering this here, ask you
Novell-Netware supervisor/administrator for this):
Install the "Dial-Up Server" on the office system, then
check your "Network" setup, which needs to include:
|Quite a long list, but it serve multiple jobs:
To access the Novell-Netware server, we
need the "Client for Netware" and the
( To access a Windows NT server, we
need the "Client for Microsoft" and the
To dial out to the Internet, we need the
"Dial-Up Adapter" and "TCP/IP", bound
to the "Dial-Up adapter".
For the remote "Dial-In"
with access to the
local disk and the Novell-Servers, we need:
- "File and Printer Sharing for Netware Net."
- "IPX/SPX", bound to the "Dial-Up
||The MS Windows95
Resource Kit states:
" Dial-Up Server supports routing to be able to
access a Netware-server or a WindowsNT server using
either NetBEUI or IPX/SPX protocol.
The Dial-Up server does NOT support any
TCP/IP routing, so you CANNOT use it to get
access to a connected server !
Since you are connected to a Novell-Netware
server and use on your own systems also the "File
and Printer Sharing for Netware networks", the
dial-in permissions of the Dial-Up Networking server are now
based on the User-database/security of the Netware-server:
If "Dial-Up Server" is not activated, nobody can dial
If "Dial-Up Server" is activated, it will only accept
calls/connections from qualified/listed users, able to enter
their Novell-Netware password:
So, before you go home, you turn on the "Dial-Up Networking
Server", which keeps now "monitoring" your modem
for incoming calls.
At home, you define now a new "Dial-Up Networking
connection", configure it for your office-modem
Call up the properties of this connection, and enable on IPX/SPX
as allowed Network protocol for this connection.
Check the "Network" in your system:
Since you want to connect to your office network, you need to
have a matching setup:
- "Client for Netware Networks"
- "IPX/SPX protocol"
Otherwise, you will not be able to connect or (if you do NOT
define the "Client for Netware Networks"), you will NOT
be able to browse your Network Neighborhood !
Now, you dial your office-PC (like you dial your Internet-ISP):
Once you are connected, you have access via the Network
Neighborhood to all resources on the network:
||Please, be patient when calling up
the first time the
it takes a while to display
- your own office-PC (in my case 'HELMIG' with its shared
- other office-Window95 systems with a "File and Print
- the Novell-Netware servers
Just be aware: you are now connected via a modem (like my 28.8 K)
and not anymore via the Ethernet-cable, so access to any
server-resource is now a lot slower than you are used while
working on your office-PC. But it should be sufficient to
upload/download some files or to send some print-jobs to the