Important Note: If you are on a network and are not sure whether or not TCP/IP is installed, then contact your system Administrator.
He/she may need to configure your computer for you.

Changes made here may stop operation of your local network.

Also please note that you will need the Windows  Installation CD.

You can also download this utility to set up your system automatically.

Before you begin, Make sure you have your Windows 95 CD-ROM or diskettes available and ready for installation.

Newer systems may already have most of the software installed.

Double-click My Computer on your desktop. If you see the Dial-Up Networking folder, you may skip to "Create a New Dial-Up Networking Connection" section in this document.

Install Dial-up Networking

Double-click My Computer on your desktop.

  1. Double-click the Control Panel icon.
  2. Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon.
  3. Click the Windows Setup tab.
  4. Click the Communications component.
  5. Click the Details... button.
  6. Put a check in the box next to Dial-Up Networking.
  7. Click the OK button.
  8. Click the OK button again.
  9. Windows 95 will prompt you for your installation diskettes or CD.
  10. Wait for Dial-Up Networking to install.
  11. When you are told to restart, click the OK button.
  12. Wait for Windows 95 to restart.

Add a Dial-up Adapter

Click the Start button point to Settings and choose Control Panel.

  1. Click the Network icon.
  2. Select the Configuration tab.
  3. Click the Add button.
  4. Select Adapter.
  5. Click the Add button.
  6. From the Manufactures: list, choose Microsoft.
  7. From the Network Adapters: list, choose Dial-up Adapter.
  8. Click the OK button.

Add TCP/IP

Click the Start button point to Settings and choose Control Panel.

  1. Click the Network icon.
  2. Select the Configuration tab.
  3. Click the Add button.
  4. Select Protocol.
  5. Click the Add button.
  6. From the Manufactures: list, choose Microsoft.
  7. From the Network Protocol: list, choose TCP/IP.
  8. Click the OK button.

Add Client for Microsoft Networks

Click the Add button.

  1. Select Client.
  2. Click the Add button.
  3. From the Manufacturers: list, select Microsoft.
  4. From the Network Clients: list, select Client for Microsoft Networks.
  5. Click the OK button.

Create a New Dial-Up Networking Connection

Double-click the My Computer icon.

  1. Double-click the Dial-Up Networking folder.
  2. Double-click the Make New Connection icon.
  3. Under Type a name for the computer you are dialing, type Netstar
  4. Click the Configure button.
  5. Click on the configure button to check that the appropriate speed for  your modem (for 14.4 modems use 19200, for 28.8 modems use 38400 and for 33.6 and 56K modems, use 57600.) is selected.
  6. Make sure that Only connect at this speed is not checked.
  7. Click the OK button.
  8. You are back to Make New Connection. Click the Next button.
  9. In the Area code and Telephone number text boxes, type your local Netstar access number. Remember to check with your local telephone company to make sure that the  number you choose is a local toll-free call.
  10. Click the Next button.
     
  11. Click the Finish button.
  12. Click the Netstar icon.
  13. From the menu bar, click File and select Properties.
  14. Click the Server Type button.
  15. For Type of Dial-Up Server, select PPP: Windows 95, Windows NT 3.5, Internet.
  16. Uncheck Log on to network.
  17. Check Enable software compression.
  18. Uncheck Require encrypted password.
  19. Uncheck NetBEUI.
  20. Uncheck IPX/SPX Compatible.
  21. Check TCP/IP.
  22. Click the TCP/IP Settings button.
  23. Select the Server assigned IP address button.
  24. Select the Specify name server addresses button.
  25. In the Primary DNS text box, type 205.214.33.5
  26. In the Secondary DNS text box, type 205.214.33.2
  27. Check both Use IP header compression and Use default gateway on remote network.
  28. Click the OK button.
  29. Click the OK button.
  30. Click the OK button.
  31. Click the OK button to close the window.