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 NT 4.0 Installation CD.

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

Setting up Windows NT 4.0 Dial-in
(Workstation & Server)


Double click on your My Computer icon on the top-left of your screen.
Double-click on Dial-up Networking icon.

A window will appear informing you that Dial-Up Networking is not installed, press the Install button.
You will be asked to give the path for your Windows NT files. This usually defaults to your CD and its proper directory. Click on Continue. You may be asked to insert your Windows NT CD.
After installing the files needed to run Dial Up Networking (also referred to as Remote Access Service, or RAS, in parts of the installation) it will check for a modem to be used. If you haven't already installed a modem a dialog box will appear asking you if it can set one up. Press Yes.
An Install New Modem Wizard will appear. Make sure "Don't detect my modem" box is not checked and then click Next.
It will automatically set up your modem for you.

If your modem is not recognized automatically. a list of modems will appear. Choose the proper brand from the left side, and choose your model from the models on the right side. If your make and model are not chosen, choose Standard Modem Types, and then choose the speed of your modem. Click Next.

NT will then ask you which port the modem is installed on, click on the port from the list and press Next.

All being well, your modem will now be listed as RAS capable device. Click OK.

Your system needs to be restarted for the RAS to initialize. Choose Restart.

When your machine has rebooted, go to My Computer, double click on Dial-up Networking as before. NT will tell you that your phone book is empty and that clicking OK will add a new entry. Click OK.

A wizard will appear. Tell it that you know all your settings and then click Finish. A tabbed window will open. Under the Basic tab you will need to configure the following settings:

Entry Name:



Not important, type whatever you wish

Phone Number:

Follow this link or look up number on a separate page.

Dial using:

Name of your modem should be here already

Choose the Server tab. Ensure the TCP/IP network protocol is checked, and that botch software compression and LCP extensions are checked as well.

Click on the TCP/IP Settings button.
Make sure the radio buttons are set to Server assigned IP address, and Specify name server addresses .
You will then need to set the following:

Primary DNS:

Secondary DNS:

Primary WINS:

Secondary WINS:

Go to the Script tab. Select NONE.
Go to the Security tab. Select "accept any authentication, including clear text". Click OK .

You can now connect to Netstar by pressing the Dial button.
You must type your username and password in order to connect, enter them, click on save password and then click OK.

Username is not case sensitive but make sure it matches what you have signed up with.

When typing your password, you will see an "*" for each character you type, this is for security reasons from Microsoft. Please make sure your Caps Lock key is not on. )
If this is too difficult for you, you may type your password in notepad and the copy and paste it in here

Leave the Domain field blank.

You should now be connected. NT comes with Internet software such as Internet Explorer, FTP and Telnet.