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Internet Connectivity for Windows 95

Modem Setup

Assuming your modem is working, follow the instructions below so the modem will work optimally with RTI.

1. Open Control Panel (Start-Settings-Control Panel) and double-click on Modems

2. Highlight your modem listed under "modems that are set up on this computer." If your modem is no listed, stop here and install your modem

3. Click on Properties

4. The port should already be set (usually COM2 or COM3)

5. Set the Maximum speed to:

38400 if you are using a 14.4 modem

57600 if you are using a 28.8 modem

115200 if you are using a 33.6 or 56K modem
 

6. Click on the Connection tab. The settings should be: a. Data bits: 8

b. Parity: None

c. Stop bits: 1

d. Wait for dial tone before dialing should be checked

e. Cancel the call if not connected within 60 seconds should be checked

f. Disconnect a call if idle can be set to any amount of time you prefer. RTI will automatically disconnect you after 120 minutes of idle time (inactivity)

g. Click on the Port Settings button

i. Use FIFO buffers should be checked

ii. Both Receive Buffer and Transmit Buffer should be set to High. If you have any problems with your connections, these might need to be lowered.

iii. Click
 

h. Click the Advanced button i. Use error control should be checked

ii. Required to connect should not be checked

iii. Compress data should checked

iv. Use flow control should be selected with Hardware (RTS/CTS) as the choice

v. Modulations type should be Standard

vi. Extra Settings should be blank

vii. Record a log file should not be checked

viii. Click
 

i. Click
 
7. Click on Dialing Properties a. Adjust the settings as appropriate for your location

b. An important option to look at is the This location has call waiting. If you have call waiting, make sure this is selected. This will disable call waiting before each Internet connection by placing *70 before the number. NOTE: This is on a per call basis only.

c. Click
 

8. Click Close



Network Setup

Now that the modem is ready to go, the network settings need to be adjusted. Your Windows 95 CD or disks may be needed for this part.

1. Open Control Panel

2. Double click on Network. You will need "the following network components installed": Clients for Microsoft Networks, Dial-Up Adapter, and TCP/IP. If any of the three are not there, click the Add button

a. To add the Client for Microsoft Networks: i. Double click on Client

ii. Choose Microsoft from the Manufacturers list

iii. Choose Client for Microsoft Networks from the Network Clients list

iv. Click
 

b. To add the Dial-Up Adapter: i. Double click on Adapter

ii. Choose Microsoft from the Manufacturers list

iii. Choose Dial-Up Adapter from the Network Adapters list

iv. Click
 

c. To add TCP/IP: i. Double click on Protocol

ii. Choose Microsoft from the Manufacturers list

iii. Choose TCP/IP from the Network Protocols list

iv. Click
 

d. Primary Network Logon should be Client for Microsoft Networks

e. Don’t worry about File and Print Sharing

f. Highlight the Client for Microsoft Networks

g. Click on Properties

i. Log on to Windows NT domain should not be selected

ii. Windows NT domain should be blank

iii. Network logon options should be set to Quick logon

iv. Click
 

h. Highlight Dial-Up Adapter

i. Click on Properties

i. Choose Enhanced mode (32 bit and 16 bit) NDIS driver

ii. Click the Bindings tab

1. Confirm TCP/IP is selected
 
ii. Click the Advanced tab 1. Record a log file should be set to No

2. Use IPX header compressions should be set to Yes

3. Click
 

j. Click

3. Allow Windows to restart your computer for the changes to take effect.



Dial-Up Networking

Dial-Up Network (DUN) is what allows your computer to access and talk to the RTI Internet server. DUN is a tool that comes with Windows 95. If you do not have this installed, now is the time to do it. If DUN is already installed, skip to step 5.

1. Open Control Panel

2. Double click on Add/Remove Programs

3. Click the Windows Setup tab

a. Double click on Communications i. Select Dial-up Networking

ii. Click
 

b. Click
 
4. Close Control Panel

5. Click on Start – Programs – Accessories – Dial-Up Networking

a. Double click on Make New Connection

b. Name it RTI Internet

c. Confirm your modem is selected

d. Click on Configure

i. Click on the Options tab 1. Bring up terminal window before dialing should not be checked

2. Bring up terminal window after dialing should not be checked

3. Operator assisted or manual dial should not be checked

4. Display modem status should be checked

5. Click
 

ii. Click the button

iii. In the Telephone number field type 369-3380

iv. Click the button
 

e. Click Finish
 
6. Right click on the RTI Internet icon

7. Choose Properties

8. Click on Server Type button

a. The Type of Dial-Up Server should be: PPP: Windows 95, Windows NT 3.5, Internet

b. Log on to network should not be checked

c. Enable software compression should be checked

d. Require encrypted password should not checked

e. NetBEUI should not be checked

f. IPX/SPX should not be checked

g. TCP/IP should be checked

h. Click on TCP/IP Settings button

i. Choose Server assigned IP address

ii. Choose Specify name server addresses

1. Primary DNS should be: 63.162.72.2

2. Secondary DNS should be: 205.238.26.97

3. Use IP header compression should be checked

4. Use default gateway on remote network should be checked

5. Click
 

iii. Click
 
i. Click
 
9. Use the right mouse button and drag the new RTI Internet icon onto either the desktop or the Start menu and choose create shortcut here to make it more accessible for later.



Calling RTI Internet

The last step is calling the RTI Internet server. You will have to input your RTI Internet Access user name and password so your Parameter sheet may be needed. This connection must be established BEFORE Internet browsing or downloading of email can be done.

1. Either select RTI Internet from the Start menu or double click its icon on the desktop, depending on where you put it during Step. 9 of the DUN

2. Input your Access User Name* in the Username field

3. Input your Access User Password* in the Password field

4. Select the Save Password option

5. Click the Connect button

6. The Connecting to RTI Internet windows will come up and you’ll hear your modem connect to the RTI Internet server (if the volume is turned up)

7. After a successful connection is made, a window will show what speed you are connected at and how long you’ve been connected

8. You can now use one of the Windows based programs to read mail, browse the web, read news, etc.

9. When you are finished, click on the Disconnect button 

10. Happy Surfing!

* The Access user name and password information is found on your RTI Internet Parameters sheet and is case sensitive. Please type them as they appear on the sheet.

Please Note: when you are connected to the RTI Internet Server you will see an icon in the lower right-hand corner representing your modems established connection. The icon (double green monitors) is only there when you are connected - so be sure to disconnect when you are done with your session or you may be accumulating time.

 

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