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PPP for Windows NT -- Installation Instructions


System Requirements

  • An IBM compatible computer with a Pentium or higher microprocessor.
  • A CD-ROM drive.
  • 16 megabytes (MB) RAM.
  • A hard disk with at least 60 megabytes (MB) of free space (or less for a partial installation).
  • Windows NT.
  • 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 NT

    Step 0.  Before you install

    0-1.  Make sure you have installed the Service Pack 3 update.
    0-2.  You will need to log on to your machine as a member of the Administrator group.
    0-3.  You will need your Windows NT Workstation CD on hand.
    0-4.  You will need the Dial-Up Network Access installation CD (available at the Computer Center -- 175 Whitney Ave).

    Step I. Install a modem

    Note:  if you already have the correct modem installed properly on your computer, you may be able to skip this step and proceed to Step II.

    I-1.  Attach your modem to your computer, then turn it on.
    I-2.  Open your Control Panels by selecting "Control Panel" from "Settings" in the Start Menu.
    I-3.  Double-click on the Modems control panel.  (NOTE:  If you don't already have a modem installed, Windows NT may skip directly to step I-5A.)
    I-4.  You should see the following screen:


     If a modem listed in the Modems Properties window is incorrect, you may remove it by clicking on "Remove".  To add a modem to the list, click "Add" and proceed to step I-5A.

    I-5A.  Installing a new modem automatically.

    You should see the following screen:

    Click on "Next".  Windows NT will attempt to detect your modem automatically.  If it does not find any new modems, make sure your modem is turned on and connected properly to your computer, click "Back", and try again. If windows still does not find a modem, click "Next" and follow the instructions in section I-5B.  If Windows does find a modem, you should see a screen that resembles the following:

    If the modem displayed is incorrect, click on "Change" and proceed to step I-5B.  If it is correct, click "Next".  When the modem has been set up successfully, click "Finish" and go to step I-6.

    I-5B.  Installing a new modem manually.

    You should see the following screen:

    If you have a disk that came with the modem, click on "Have Disk", insert the disk, click "OK", select the appropriate modem, and click on "Next".  Select the port(s) you want the modem installed on, and click Next.  When the modem has been set up successfully, click "Finish" and go to step I-6.

    If you don't have a disk, select the Manufacturer and Model of your modem, then click Next.  Select the port(s) you want the modem installed on, and click Next.  When the modem has been set up successfully, click "Finish" and go to step I-6.

    I-6.  Checking the Dialing Properties.

    From the Modems Properties control panel window, click on "Dialing Properties".  If you need to dial a number for an outside line, or if you want to have your software dial a code to disable call waiting, you can enter that information here.  If you dial in from multiple locations, you can set up multiple configurations by clicking on the "New" button.  If you are installing a modem for the first time, Windows NT may automatically ask you for this information.  When you have finished, click "OK", then click on "Close" to close the Modems Properties control panel window.  Your modem should now be successfully installed. "

    Step II.  Install the Remote Access Service

    II-1.  Open the Network control panel and click on the Services tag.  You should see a screen that resembles the following:


    II-2.  If you see "Remote Access Service" listed, click on "RAS", then click on "Properties" and proceed to step II-4.  If you don't see "Remote Access Service" listed, click "Add".  You should see the following screen:


    Scroll down if necessary, and select "Remote Access Service", then click "OK".  Windows NT will need to copy some files from your Windows NT Workstation CD, so insert the CD, then click on "OK".

    II-3.  After Windows NT has copied the files, you should a screen resembling the following:


    Select the device you want to use with Dialup Networking under "RAS Capable Devices" (this should be your modem), then click "OK".

    II-4.  You should see a screen resembling the following:

    Click on Network, make sure TCP/IP is selected (you should un-select IPX and NetBEUI, since these protocols are not available on the Yale PPP service), then click on "OK".  Close the Remote Access Setup window by clicking on "Continue".  Windows NT may need to copy some files, so be ready to insert your Windows NT CD if necessary. When the necessary files have been installed, click on "Bindings" (this will cause Windows NT to revise update its configuration information) and proceed to step II-5.

    II-5.  Configure TCP/IP
    While still in the Network control panel, click on the "Protocol" tag.  You should see a list of installed protocols:


    Click once on "TCP/IP Protocol", then once on "Properties".  On the following screen, click on the DNS tag:


    Pick a name for your computer and enter it in the box labeled "Host Name".  Enter "cis.yale.edu" in the box labeled "Domain".  In the section labeled "DNS Service Search Order" click "Add", enter, then click on "Add".  Repeat this process to enter and  In the section labelled "Domain Suffix Search Order" click on "Add" to enter "yale.edu" and "its.yale.edu".  Click on "OK" to close the TCP/IP Properties window, then click on "Close" to close the Network Control panel.  You will need to restart your machine.  Once the machine has restarted, the Remote Access Service should be installed properly"

    Step III.  Install the Yale Network Software

    III-1.  Quit all applications, then 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 "NT.exe". You should see the Welcome screen.

    III-2.  In the Welcome screen, click on Install 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. (NOTE: you may have to close a few windows to see the restart request message).

    III-3.  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.

    Step IV.  Run Dial-Up Networking

    IV-1.  Double-click "My Computer", then double-click "Dial-Up Networking".  If you've never run Dial-Up Networking before, you should get a message saying that your phone book is empty.  Click "OK" and proceed to step IV-2.  If you already have a phone book entry, skip to step IV-3.

    IV-2.  Creating an address book entry.

    You should see the following screen:

    If you don't see this screen you will need to enter the following information manually.

    Enter "Yale PPP" as the name of the new phonebook entry, and click "Next".  On the following screen, make sure "I am calling the internet" and "Send my plain text password if that's the only way to connect" are both checked:


    Click "Next".  On the following screen, click "Use Telephony dialing properties", enter 203 as the area code, and enter the appropriate phone number:

    Click "Next", then click "Finish" to finish creating an address book entry.

    IV-3.  Connecting to Yale PPP

    If you just finished step IV-2, or if you are starting Dial-Up Networking and you already have an address book entry, you should see the following screen:

    To connect to Yale, click "Dial".  You should see the following:


    Enter your NetID and password.  IMPORTANT:  leave the Domain box blank.  If you enter a domain, you will not be able to connect.  Click "Ok".  The modem should dial and connect.

    Once the modem has connected you should see the following screen:


    If you wish, you may select the "Close on dial" option and/or the "Do not display this message again" option.  Click "Ok" to complete your connection to Yale PPP.

    Step V.  Use your Network Software

    Once you have connected to Yale PPP, you may run any of your network software by selecting the appropriate icon from "Email & Personal Accounts", "Information Services", or "Internet Tools" located in your Start Menu. The first time you use your network software, you may need to enter some configuration information.  Instructions for configuring Eudora are available on-line at http://www.yale.edu/iic/use.html.

    Step VI.  Disconnect

    When you have finished using your network software and wish to end your PPP session, double-click on the "Dial-Up Networking" icon in "My Computer", click on "Hang Up", then click on "Yes".  Close Dial-Up Networking by clicking on "Close":


    If you have problems installing or using Dial-Up Networking, please check the Internet Information Center home page (at  http://www.yale.edu/iic) for help resources, check out our Frequently Asked Questions pages (at http://www.yale.edu/iic/trouble/faq-fd.html), email us at iic@yale.edu, or call us at 432-5116.

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