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PPP for Windows 95 or 98 -- Installation Instructions


System Requirements

  • An IBM compatible computer with a 486 or higher microprocessor.
  • A CD-ROM drive.
  • 8 megabytes (MB) RAM.
  • A hard disk with at least 60 megabytes (MB) of free space (or less for a partial installation).
  • Windows 95 or 98.
  • A 14400 bps or faster modem. 33600 or 57600 (Kflex) bps preferred.
  • PPP at Yale

    1. In order to use a PPP connection at Yale, you must have a Yale NetID and password that are registered for a PPP account. This service is not free. For information on pricing and how to sign up for a PPP account, please contact User Accounts in the Yale Computer Center at 175 Whitney Avenue (432-6627).

    2. The Dial-Up Network Access Software is distributed on CD, and can be obtained at the User Accounts office. If you do not have a CD-ROM drive, you should get last year's installer, available on floppy disk, from the User Accounts office. You can then download the newer versions of the network software from our software site: http://www.yale.edu/acs/software.

    3. Some of the network will require additional customization before use. Instructions for customizing Eudora are included, and are also available online at http://www.yale.edu/iic/use.html.

    4. Yale's modems currently support the Kflex 56K protocol. If you have an X2 56K modem, you will not be able to get a connection faster than 33600 bps. Yale will be upgrading to the v.90 protocol later this fall.

    Installing PPP for Windows 95/98

    Before You Start the Installation

    Installing the Dial-Up Adapter
    Click once on Microsoft, then once on Dialup Adapter, then click OK.


    Note: if you have an ethernet card on your machine, you may see two versions of TCP/IP -- one for the Dial-Up Adapter (TCP/IP - Dial-Up Adapter), and one for the Ethernet card (TCP/IP - 3COM Etherlink III or something similar). The following configuration information applies only to the version of TCP/IP linked to the Dial-Up Adapter (TCP/IP - Dial-Up Adapter).


    Click on Microsoft then on TCP/IP then on OK. This should install the TCP/IP protocol and return you to the Network screen.

    Configuring TCP/IP
    Installing Dial-Up Networking


    Creating a dial-up icon for Yale's PPP server. This is what you will eventually double-click on to initiate the PPP connection.

    then click on Next. You should get a "success" screen indicating that your new connection has been successfully created. Click on Finish.

    Click once on Server Type.


    Installing the Dial-Up Network Access Software Try out your newly installed PPP connection.

    If you have trouble with the installation process, and you have access to a networked computer, please take a look at the Internet Information Center's home page at http://www.yale.edu/iic. If your question is not addressed there and you continue to experience problems, then please contact the Internet Information Center at iic@yale.edu or at 432-5116. You are also welcome to stop by between 8:30 am and 5:00 PM, Mondays to Fridays -- we're located in the Computer Center at 175 Whitney Ave. The friendly IIC consultants can also help with client packages, or any other aspects of connecting to the Internet via a modem.

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