Installing TCP/IP and PPP for Microsoft Windows 95


Microsoft Windows 95 includes TCP/IP and PPP software to facilitate easy dialing connectivity. This section describes the steps in installing and using Windows 95's TCP/IP and PPP software.

When Windows 95 is first installed and set up on a computer, Windows 95 scans the computer's hardware for attatched devices. If Windows 95 detected an attached modem during installation on your computer, Windows 95 may automatically have performed some or all of the steps described below. These installation instructions are geared specifically toward the user who has added a modem to his or her system after previously installing Windows 95.

Enabling the Modem in Windows 95

In order to work with a modem, Windows 95 needs to recognize it as a new hardware device. The "recognition" is handled by the "Add New Hardware Wizard." To have your modem recognized:

Open the Control Panel.

Select Add New Hardware.

Windows 95 will ask you if you would like "Windows to search for your new hardware." it is recommended that you answer Yes. Though this should work for most new modems, Windows 95 may not be able to automatically detect some laptop modems when the laptop computer's power saving functions are turned on. In that case, you may have to Add New Hardware manually.

Windows will spend a few minutes detecting new hardware.Once Windows 95 has completed the detection process, click Finish to finish installing the modem.

Windows 95 will now ask you to verify the type of modem that has been detected. If the correct modem type is shown, continue on the end of hardware installation. If the correct type is not shown, click Change to select a different modem from a list.

Modem Setup and Modem Troubleshooting

After the New Hardware Wizard has completed the recognition process, you should check that your modem is set up properly. In the event of modem problems you can also use these functions to troubleshoot various modem settings. To check on the modem's properties, Click the Modems icon in the Control Panel to access the modem configuration.

Your modem should be highlighted. If you later encounter difficulties dialing in with your modem, advanced modem setup properties can be altered under under Properties. Consult your modem's documention for information on using these properties. Click on Dialing Properties to setup: 1) the country you are now in.; 2) your area code.; 3)outside line access code.and 4)tone or pulse dialing.

Then close the Modems Properties dialong box. Installing the Dial-Up Networking and Phone Dialer Software To install the Dial-Up Networking and Phone Dialer Software, select the Add/Remove Programs icon from the Control Panel.

Click on the tab for Windows Setup.
Highlight Communications.
Click on the Details button to reveal the Communications options.
Click in the check-off box to select: 1) Dial-Up Networking; 2) HyperTerminal and 3) Phone Dialer.

Click on the OK button to return to the Add/Remove Programs Window. Click on OK to begin installation of the additional Windows 95 components. You may be asked to insert various floppy diskettes or may be asked to confirm the location and presence of your Windows 95 CD-ROM.

During the installation, you may be asked to provide computer and workgroup names that would be used to identify this computer in a networked environment. At these prompts, enter any sort of name you wish.

You will be asked to Restart your computer for these changes to take effect.

Dial-Up Networking will now be a program choice in the Accessories section of your Start menu.

Installing the TCP/IP Network Protocol

The TCP/IP protocol is essential to a successful PPP Internet connection. To install the TCP/IP network protocol, select the Network icon from the Control Panel.

From the Network Dialog box, click on Add.

From the Select Network Component Type dialog box, highlight Protocol and click on Add.

In the Select Network Protocol dialog box: Under Manufacturer, click on Microsoft (Left Side of Screen) Under Network Protocol, click on TCP/IP (Right Side of Screen).

Click on OK to return to the Select Network Component Type dialog box.

Click on the OK button to return to the Network dialog box.
Click on the OK button to begin software installation. You may be asked to insert arious floppy diskettes or may be asked to confirm the location and presence of your
Windows 95 CD-ROM. After installation is complete, you will be asked to Restart your computer for these changes to take effect.

Binding the TCP/IP Network Protocol to the Dial-Up Adapter

Once installed, the Dial-Up adapter software installed as part of Dial-Up Networking must be "bound" to the TCP/IP network protocol. This allows the Dial-Up adapter to use the TCP/IP protocol when dialing to a michusa host. To bind the Dial-Up, select the Network icon from the Control Panel.

From the Network Dialog box, highlight Dial-Up Adapter and click on Properties.
Click on the the tab for Bindings in the dialog box.
Make sure a check mark appears next to the TCP/IP protocol.
(The IPX/SPX and NetBEUI protocols are only necessary if you will be using Windows 95 to dial-in to Windows 95 or Windows NT network servers.)

We recommend that you uncheck the IPX/SPX and NetBEUI protocols.
Click OK to return to the Network dialog box.
Click OK to return to the Control Panel.
You can now close the Control Panel.

Configuring Windows 95 Dial-Up

The Windows 95 Dial-Up Networking program can be found in the Accessories section of your Start menu or as a folder under My Computer.

The first time you run the program, if you execute it from My Computer, you will be guided through the initial phase of the setup. If you started the prgram from the Accessories menu, select Make New Connection.

The first screen will ask you to select a modem. (It will default to the modem you selected from the intial modem installation.)

On the second screen you will be asked to enter the area code and phone number you want o dial for michusa access.

This will create an icon call My Connection (or whatever you chose to name it.).

My Connection or your chosen name (which from now on will be referred to as My Connection) needs to be configured for proper PPP access to michusa.

Place your cursor over My Connection and click one time with the secondary (usually the right) mouse button to display a mini-menu.

Select Properties from this menu to display the Properties dialog box for My Connection.

Click on the button marked Server Type.

From the Server Types dialog box, de-select Log on to network, and Require encrypted password.

De-select the NetBEUI and IPX/SPX Compatible protocols. michusa's dial-in access only supports TCP/IP at the present time. The inclusion of the other protocols will actually slow down your connection.

Click on the button marked TCP/IP Settings.

Select Server assigned IP addresses. (This is the default setting)

Select Specify name server addresses.

Enter a name server address in each of the boxes Primary DNS and Secondary DNS.

Select the name server geographically closest to you as the primary name server.

michusa administers two name servers that you may use:

michusa's Primary DNS#:

michusa's Secondary DNS#:

Click OK to return to the Server Types dialog box.

Click OK to return to the Properties dialog box for My Connection.

Click OK to return to Dial-Up Networking.

Additional connection icons can be created by clicking on the icon marked Make New Connection and following the above steps.

Connecting to the Internet using Windows 95 Dial-Up Networking

To connect to michusa using Windows 95 Dial-Up Networking, select Dial-Up Networking from the Accessories section of the Start menu or Double clicking the Dial-Up Networking icon under the My Computer icon on your desktop. Double click on the icon for the connection you wish to make.

Enter your michusa Access ID in the User name box. (ex:

Enter your Access ID's password in the Password box.

If you do not want to be asked for these in the future, click on Save password.

If you have call waiting, it can be disabled for your dial-in connections using slections under the Dial Properties button.

Click on Connect, to have the modem dial your chosen access number.

While the modem is dialing, a status box will be displayed.

Once a successful connection is established, a dialog box will be displayed showing the connection speed and the duration of the connection you have just made. You may minimize this status dialog box. Use the Disconnect button to end your modem call and disconnect from the Internet.

You can now run any Winsock compatible program to access the Internet at this point (such as Netscape, Eudora, Telnet, FTP, mIRC, etc...).