Windows95/98 as VPN-Client dialing into a Novell network
Setting up and configuring Windows95/98 as a
VPN-dialin to access a Novell Netware network is very similar to Installation of the
Windows95/98 VPN-Client and Configure the Windows95/98 VPN
Connection, so I will keep this a
First, install Dialup-Networking
(be sure, that it includes the VPN modules,
the DUN 1.2 upgrade)
||Define your Dial-out
(no need to "log on to Network")
Make a connection to test your
||We then add the VPN-components:
- 2nd Dialup adapter
- MS VPN Adapter
- NDISWAN protocol
||Since we like to browse/access the
Novell-servers, we need to install:
- Client for Netware Networks
Loading of IPX/SPX creates a
binding to BOTH Dialup adapters,
which is NOT required:
- delete IPX/SPX on Dialup Adapter
- delete TCP/IP on Dialup Adapter#2 (VPN)
||Since I am connecting to a Windows NT4
system (which always loaded NetBIOS
for IPX) , I configure also here
support for IPX/SPX"
||Configure this VPN-connection:
- this time, we need to logon to the network
since we like to gain access to the Novell servers.
We select as VPN-protocol IPX/SPX.
Connection to the VPN-Server (Gateway to the Novell network):
||Make your connection to the Internet
Test first with "PING",
VPN-server is also connected to the
||Verify/define for your VPN-connection, that
the IP-address of the VPN-server is correct.
||Then make your connection
to the VPN-server.
You need to define a username and password,
which is defined as an NT user with dialin
"You dialed the wrong number" !
That IP-address may be valid on the Internet,
but it is NOT configured as a VPN-server.
Check your IP-address.
Also make sure, that on starting up (booting)
your Windows 95/98 system,
that you got a Logon window:
and that you entered here already your valid username and
because this is used to determine your permissions on the
network, once you
Suggestion: use for the connection and for the
Logon the same
Username and password !
Once you are connected, you have 2 Dialup connection:
You are on the network, connected as directly on the LAN-cable.
However, when looking into your "Network
Neighborhood", you see first:
for a while (sorry, your Internet connection is most probably
just a modem connection, typical 28.3, 33.3 or 56 K), which is a
LOT slower than a typical LAN connection of 10 or 100 Mbit), but
then everything is accessible:
Copying files will also be a little slow, get get used to see:
Don't forget to hang-up on BOTH Dialup-connections,
once you are done !.