Windows 95/98

Windows Support Menu


Windows 9X Networking

Dial Up Networking (DUN)

Before you can use the following steps to install Dial Up Networking you must know the phone number for the computer you want to connect to, the server name (if needed), and the TCP/IP configuration (if needed).

  1. Click the Start button, point to Settings, then click Control Panel.

  2. Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon.

  3. On the Windows Setup tab, double-click Communications in the Components box. Click the Dial-Up Networking check box to select it (if there is not already a check mark in the box), and then click OK. Click OK to install the Dial-Up Networking components.

  4. Click the Start button, point to Programs, point to Accessories, then click Dial-Up Networking.

  5. Double-click Make New Connection. Note that if you do not have a modem installed, you are prompted to install one.

  6. Proceed through the Make New Connection Wizard to create a connectoid for the new connection.

  7. Double-click the new connectoid in the Dial-Up Networking folder to open the new connection.

If you are connecting to a Windows NT dial-up server, make sure to type a valid user name and password when you start the connection.

If you connect to many different servers, you may want to configure the connectoid to open a Terminal window after dialing so that you can enter your logon information after the connection is made. To do so, use the right mouse button to click the connectoid, click Properties on the menu that appears, then click Configure. On the Options tab, click the "Bring up Terminal window after dialing" check box, then click OK. Use the Terminal window to enter any required logon information.

If the modem dials but no connection is established, check the following items:

  • Make sure you chose the correct server type.

  • Make sure that compatible protocols are installed for the dial-up adapter.
  • Try turning off software compression. To do so, use the right mouse button to click the connectoid, then click Properties on the menu that appears. Click Configure, click the Connection tab, then click Advanced.
  • Open the Terminal window after dialing to determine whether additional logon information is required.

If you still cannot establish a connection, check with your system administrator or Internet provider to determine the required settings for your protocols, logon information, and TCP/IP addressing.