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System Requirements

  • An IBM compatible computer with a Pentium or higher microprocessor.
  • 16 megabytes (MB) RAM.
  • A hard disk with at least 20 megabytes (MB) of free space (or less for a partial installation).
  • Windows NT.
  • A 14400 bps or faster modem. 28800 or 33600 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 nine 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/NT versions. Make sure you obtain the correct version.

    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.

    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 labelled "Host Name".  Enter "cis.yale.edu" in the box labelled "Domain".  In the section labelled "DNS Service Search Order" click "Add", enter, then click on "Add".  Repeat this process to enter and  In the section labelled "Domain Suffic 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

    You should use the set of nine disks labelled "Dialup Network Access:  Windows 95 PPP".  They install the 32-bit applications that Windows NT needs.

    III-1.  Quit all applications, then insert "Dialup Network Access:  Windows 95 PPP" disk 1. From your Start Menu, select "Run".  In the "Run" window, type a:setup, and click "OK":


    III-2.  In the Welcome screen, click on Install:

    Select the components you want to install:

    We recommend that you install all components of the network software package, but if you have some reason to only do a partial installation, you can un-check the components you don't want.  Click "OK" and follow the on-screen prompts to insert disks as necessary. When the installer has finished installing the software on your system, you should see a number of new windows (Email & Personal Accounts, Internet Tools, and Information Services), and the installer will ask if you want to restart the computer.  Remove disk 9, then click on "Restart".

    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/pc-eudorapro-in.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/index.html) 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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