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PPP for Windows
95 or 98 -- Installation Instructions
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
Before You Start the Installation
Installing the Dial-Up Adapter
Be sure to have the Dial-Up Network Access
installation CD (available at the Computer Center -- 175 Whitney Ave) as
well as your Windows 95 or 98 installation disks (or CD) handy.
Double-click on My Computer. You
should see a window that resembles the following:
Now double-click on the Control Panel icon. You should see the
Control Panel window.
Double-click on the Network icon,
then click once on the Configuration tab near the top of the Network
window. This should bring up the configuration portion of the Network window,
which you use to add and remove network components of your operating system.
If you have some networking components
already installed, they may appear in the above window. If you see Dial-Up
Adapter and TCP/IP or TCP/IP - Dial-Up Adapter on the
list of installed components (you may have to scroll down to see the entire
list) then the Dial-Up Adapter is already installed, and you can skip to
Click once on Add. The Select
Network Component Type window should appear. In this window, click
once on Adapter then once on Add. This should bring up the
Network Adapters window:
Click once on Microsoft, then
once on Dialup Adapter, then click OK.
Follow the prompts and insert your Windows
95 or 98 installation disks/CD if necessary. When the Dial-Up Adapter has
finished installing, you should be returned to the Network window,
which should look something like this (again, you may need to scroll down
to see everything if you have other network components installed):
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).
If you don't see TCP/IP you will
need to install the TCP/IP protocol (if you do see TCP/IP, it is
already installed and you can skip to Configuring the Dial-Up Adapter).
To install the TCP/IP protocol, click Add from the Network
screen, click once on Protocol then once on Add. This should
call up the Select Network Protocol screen.
Click on Microsoft then on TCP/IP
then on OK. This should install the TCP/IP protocol and return you
to the Network screen.
Now that the Dial-Up Adapter is installed,
you need to configure TCP/IP. From the Network window (the Network
Control Panel, opened by double-clicking on the Network icon in
your Control Panels window), select TCP/IP or TCP/IP -
Dial-Up Adapter (do not choose Dial-Up Adapter) by scrolling
through the window of installed network components (if necessary) and clicking
once on TCP/IP or TCP/IP - Dial-Up Adapter. Click once on
to bring up the TCP/IP Properties window:
You will need to enter information in
the IP Address, WINS Configuration, Gateway, and DNS
Configuration portions of the TCP/IP Properties window. To call
up each portion, click on the appropriate tab. Enter the information as
IP Address: Obtain an IP address automatically.
WINS Configuration: Disable WINS Resolution
Enter "18.104.22.168" in New Gateway
Click on Enable DNS
Enter a one-word name for your computer
(it doesn't matter what) in the Host box, and enter "cis.yale.edu"
in the Domain box.
Enter "22.214.171.124" in the DNS Server
Search Order box, then click Add.
Add "126.96.36.199" and "188.8.131.52"
Installing Dial-Up Networking
Your TCP/IP protocol should now be configured
properly. Click on the OK at the bottom right of the TCP/IP Properties
window, then click on the OK at the bottom right of the Network
window. At this point you should be asked if you want to restart your system
in order for the changes to take effect. Restart your computer by clicking
Double-click on My Computer. If
you see a Dial-up Networking icon here, then it is already installed,
and you can go directly to the next step. If not, double-click on Control
Panel and continue.
Double-click on Add/Remove Programs,
then click once on the Windows Setup tab near the top of the Add/Remove
Programs window. This should bring up the Windows Setup screen,
which you use to install the optional components of Windows 95/98:
Click once on the Communications
option that should appear in the middle of the Windows Setup window,
then click on the Details box. This should bring up a window that
shows which communication options, if any, you have installed:
The option necessary for PPP is Dial-Up
Networking, so select this option by clicking once in the check-box just
to the left of the Dial-Up Networking option, and then click OK.
Creating a dial-up icon for Yale's PPP server. This
is what you will eventually double-click on to initiate the PPP connection.
Follow the prompts and insert your Windows
95/98 installation disks/CD if necessary.
When Dial-Up Networking has finished installing,
you should be returned to the Add/Remove Programs Properties window.
Click OK. You are now ready to go on to the next step.
Double click on Dial-Up Networking
(in My Computer). If this is the first time you have opened Dial-Up
Networking the Make a New Connection screen should appear automatically.
If it does not appear, double-click on the Make a New Connection
icon in the Dial-Up Networking window.
If you haven't yet installed your modem,
you should also see the Install New Modem screen. If so, follow
the on-screen instructions, and keep entering the requested information
and clicking Next until you get back to the Make a New Connection
then click on Next. You should
get a "success" screen indicating that your new connection has been successfully
created. Click on Finish.
Enter a name for the connection icon (e.g.
Yale PPP). If your modem has been set up properly, it should already be
selected in the Select a modem window, and you should not have to
click on Configure. Click on Next, and the phone number screen
should appear. Enter the number appropriate for your service:
for students, 764-9664
for members of the faculty and staff,
for members of the faculty and staff
at the Medical School, 764-5740
You should now see the new improved Dial-Up
Networking window, which should now include an icon for Yale PPP (or
whatever you called it). Click once on this icon, then select Properties
from the File menu. You should see a window entitled Yale PPP
or whatever it was you called your connection:
Click once on Server Type.
Installing the Dial-Up Network Access Software
Make sure PPP: Windows 95, Windows
NT 3.5, Internet is selected as the Type of Dial-Up Server, and that
on to network, Enable software compression, and TCP/IP
are all checked. You shouldn't have to change the TCP/IP settings.
Click OK to return to the Yale
PPP screen, and again on OK to close the Yale PPP window.
Your PPP connection should now be configured properly.
Try out your newly installed PPP connection.
Insert the Dial-Up Network Access CD into
your CD-ROM drive. Double-click on My Computer, then on the icon
for your CD-ROM. You should see a screen, which shows the contents of the
CD. Double click on the file named "9598.exe". You should see the Welcome
In the Welcome screen, click on
and follow the on-screen instructions. We recommend that you install all
components of the network software package. When the installer has finished
installing the software on your system, it will ask if you want to restart
your machine. Do so.
When your machine has finished rebooting,
you should see a number of new windows (Email and Personal Accounts, Internet
Tools, and Information Services). The same programs should now be available
through your Start Menu.
You should generally use Dial-Up Networking
to establish the PPP connection before you run any network software. Some
network software may be able to automatically run Dial-Up Networking, however.
Double-click on Dial-Up Networking,
then on Yale PPP. Enter your username and password (if they're not
there already) and click on Connect.
Once the connection has been established,
you can run your network applications. The easiest way to start them is
to click on the Start Menu (on your Task Bar), then on Programs. You should
see several new items under Programs that were installed by the Dial-Up
Network Access installer, including Email and Personal Accounts (which
contains icons for telnetting to the Pantheon and for using Eudora), Internet
Tools (which contains icons for Netscape, FTP, and several other programs),
and Information Services (which contains icons for Orbis, Nexis/Lexis,
and other online databases). Click on the icon of the service you wish
When you are finished using your network
software, be sure to disconnect: in the "Connected to Yale PPP" window,
click on "disconnect." On some systems, you may need to double-click the
Dial-Up Networking icon on the far right of the Task Bar to bring up the
"Connected to PPP" window.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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