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System Requirements

  • An IBM compatible computer with a 486 or higher microprocessor.
  • 8 megabytes (MB) RAM.
  • A hard disk with at least 20 megabytes (MB) of free space (or less for a partial installation).
  • Windows 95.
  • A 9600 bps or faster modem. 28800 or 33600 bps preferred.

  • Considerations

    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 six 3.5" floppy disks, and can be obtained at the User Accounts office. The Dial-Up Network Access software is available in both Windows 3.1 and Windows 95 versions. Make sure you obtain the correct version.

    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 95

    Before You Start the Installation

    Installing the Dial-Up Adapter

    Configuring the Dial-Up Adapter

    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.

    Installing the Dial-Up Network Access Software

    Try out your newly-installed PPP connection. You must always establish the PPP connection before you run any network software.

    Troubleshooting.


    If your question is not addressed on any of these pages 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.

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