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Table of Contents

  • System Requirements
  • Considerations
  • Installing PPP for Windows 3.1
  • Where to Go Next

  • System Requirements

  • An IBM compatible computer with a 386 or higher microprocessor.
  • 4 megabytes (MB) RAM.
  • A hard disk with at least 20 megabytes (MB) of free space (or less for a partial installation).
  • Windows 3.1 or Windows for Workgroups 3.11 operating system
  • A 9600 baud or faster modem. 14400 or 28800 baud preferred.

  • Considerations

    1. The Dial-Up Network Access Software is distributed on six 3.5" floppy disks. It can be obtained at the User Accounts office located in the Yale Computer Center at 175 Whitney Avenue. The Dial-Up Network Access software is available in both Windows 3.1 and Windows 95 versions. Make sure you obtain the correct version.

    2. If you are using Windows for Workgroups, make sure that the Microsoft Network is not enabled. This can be done by starting "Setup" from the "Main" program group and changing the network setting to "No Network Installed."

    3. Some of the network applications (Eudora, in particular) will require additional customization before use. Instructions for customizing Eudora are included.

    Installing PPP for Windows 3.1

    1. Start Windows. Windows may start automatically when the computer is turned on. Otherwise, type "win" at the DOS prompt.

    2. Insert the Dial-Up Network Access Disk 1 into the disk drive.

    3. In the Program Manager, select Run from the File menu. Type in "a:setup" in the box provided and press Enter. (The first letter marks the disk drive into which you inserted the disk. If you inserted the disk into the B: drive, you should type in "b:setup".)

    4. You will be presented with the Select Components To Install window. You may now select which applications you wish to install by checking the box next to the name of the application. By default, the installation program will install all applications. To see which services each application offers, click on the name of the application. Details about each application will appear in the Description window. Click OK to start copying files.

    5. The setup program will ask you to enter the phone number to use for dialing in. The phone numbers are as follows:

    6. Your modem communicates with your computer through a communications (Com) port. The setup program will need to know what Com port your modem is using, so that the dialup software can be properly configured. In most cases, Com 2 will be the correct choice. To select Com 2, press Enter or select OK. Otherwise, type in the number of the Com port you wish to use and press Enter. For more information about your Com ports, consult your computer's user manual.

    7. If the setup program detects a previous version of the Dial-Up Network Access software, it will ask whether you wish to proceed or cancel the installation. If you wish to proceed, the old software may be overwritten.

    8. Appropriate files will be copied from the Dial-Up Network Access disks to the hard drive. This process may take several minutes. The installation program will prompt you to insert disks 2 through 6 of the Dial-Up Network Access package. When you are prompted to change disks, insert the appropriate disk into the drive and press Enter.

    9. The Setup program will need to know your NetID and password before you can establish a remote connection. For this purpose, it will start TCPMan, the utility that makes the actual connection. Once TCPMan starts, choose PPP Options from the File menu. Type in your NetID and password in the spaces provided. For security reasons, your password will not be displayed on the screen as you type. Please make sure that you enter the correct NetID and password. You will not be able to establish a connection if this information is not correct. Once you have entered your NetID and password, close TCPMan by choosing Exit from the File menu.

    10. The setup program will need to update the autoexec.bat file. It will append the directory where TCPMan is located to the path statement in the autoexec.bat file. To accept this modification, select Save. Your old autoexec.bat file will be saved under another name, which will be specified in the window. The modification is necessary in order for the Dial-Up Network Access software to work correctly.

    11. In order for the changes made to the autoexec.bat file to take effect, your computer will have to be restarted. Make sure that there is no disk in drive A: and select Restart. This will complete the installation process.

    Where to Go Next

  • PPP for Windows 3.1 -- Frequently Asked Questions
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