Windows 95 PPP Connection Instructions

What You Need to Get Started:

A PPP account from GCIS, as well as the following information that is on the letter:

Once you have this information, you're ready to proceed to step 1.

Step 1: Verify that Dial-up Networking is Installed

You can verify if dial up networking is installed by opening the My Computer (you may have renamed this). Inside it should be an icon called Dial-up networking. If so you can skip to Step 2

Press the Start button, select Settings...,then Control Panel. Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon. Select the Windows Setup tab, then click on the Communications option and press Details.... If the Dial-up Networking option is selected, go on to step 2. If it isn't, select it and click OK. Windows 95 will attempt to install the needed drivers, so make sure you've got your installation disks or CD handy! It will probably ask you to start up windows again which you need to do.

Now that Dial-up Networking is installed, you can proceed to step 2.

Step 2: Verify that the Dial-up Adapter and TCP/IP Protocols are Installed

From go to settings and select the Control Panel. Double-click the Network icon.You should get a dialog box like this:

Make sure the Configuration tab is selected.Note that only the Dial-Up Adapter and TCP/IP need to be installed in most setups. If you are on no other network,I recommend that you remove all other components, except maybe the Client for Microsoft Networks.

If Dial-Up Adapter and/or TCP/IP are not installed, you will need to click on the add button. Then choose the missing adapter or protocol and use microsoft as the manufacturer in both cases.

To add the Dial-Up, hit the Add... button, double-click Adapter, then scroll down the list until you can select Microsoft. Choose the Dial-Up Adapter and hit OK.

If you need to install TCP/IP, hit the Add... button, double-click Protocol, then select Microsoft, then TCP/IP, and hit OK.

Once they are both installed, go to step.3.

Step 3: Determine How Your Internet Provider Handles IP Addressing

Your IP address is dynamic ( it changes each time you log on)!

Step 4: Configure your TCP/IP Protocol for Dynamic IP Addressing

Step 4 is Here

Step 5: Set up the Connection Icon

Step 5 is Here

Step 7: Configure Dial-Up Networking to Automatically Redial a Busy Number

You should configure your dial-up sessions to automatically redial when they encounter a busy signal. From the Dial-Up Networking folder, select the item, then the Settings... option. From there, you can choose the number of times you would like your dial-up sessions to attempt connection. In the exam

The other options in here can be very helpful.Show an icon on the taskbar after connected is a recommended choice. Prompt for information before dialing brings up a box asking for user name and password before it dials. This is usually a preferred setting. Show a confirmation dialog after connecting is not usually needed. The bottom options are usually the users choice. If the computer remembers your password you can usually use the Don't prompt button. But sometimes you machine will forget or not hold your password. If you choose this option,you can still bring up the dialog box by making a shortcut for the GCIS icon on your desktop.

Step 8: Dialing in and Getting Connected

Double-click your session icon Connect To dialog, which looks like this:

Put your User name and password in the appropriate text areas. (After you connect the first time you should be able to save your password if it does not allow you to save it the first time.) If you have call waiting, need to dial other numbers to get an outside line, you may need to press the Dial properties button and get a window as follows:

To disable call waiting in Grand County enter *70, the other entries should be self explanatory. Click OK when done.

Press the Connect button and your modem should start dialing and you will see


After a few rings, your provider's host machine should answer. You will then see in rapid sequence the following:





If all went well, after 20 to 30 seconds, you may see a Connected to Dial-up PPP dialog box like this one.:If it takes longer

or this:

or if you had the dialog box on it may look like this:

Go ahead and fire up Netscape or those other 32 bit Winsock apps(Internet applications)!

If any problems occur in the dialing process,it helps to know where. You may get a modem error before you even get to Box 1.If so, you need to check if you are plugged into the wall or the right jack on the modem. If it shows Box 2. for a length of time, then it is likely that you do not have the right protocols installed. Go back to STEP 2. If you are on Box 3.very long, then it is likely your login name or password are wrong.Check them out, and insure your password is typed in lower case letters. If Box 5.stays up very long, then it is likely that you have Log onto network selected in step 6. If everything seems to be setup okay, and you are still having problems then you probably need the help of an expert

If you think everything is set up correctly,but you're still having problems, try the troubleshooting items below.

Windows Internet Troubleshooting

If (even after following the instructions above), you are still having problems,try some of the steps below.

Before changing any settings, verify that the connection works:

If you get a response, then the TCP/IP working over your connection.

If you get a response, then your DNS settings are correct and working. Try firing up those 32-bit Winsock apps!

If your connection isn't working properly, try the following:

If one of your Winsock apps isn't working properly, try the following:

Other TCP/IP Issues:

For current release notes on using TCP/IP and Dial-Up Networking with Windows 95, double-click on the Windows 95 Release Notes icon on your desktop. If you deleted it you can use NOTEPAD to view the README.TXT file in the Windowsdirectory.<

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