Internet Access provided by ComSys

These are instructions for a Windows 95/98 computer to get connected to the Internet.

Special note for Windows 3.1 and Macintosh users: Your computer can dial in to the Internet, but most systems are not shipped with the software required to make the connection. If you have successfully run a dial-up account on your computer before, the necessary files should be on your computer, but will still need configuring. Alternatively, you could purchase a copy of Netscape or Internet Explorer from your computer retailer to get the necessary files. Under this Internet Access Agreement no technical support is provided for configuring Windows 3.1 or Macintosh systems for dial-up. If you are unable to configure your system yourself, we would recommend that you upgrade to Windows 95/98, take it to one of the local computer service centers for configuration or use an Internet Service Provider such as AOL. If you are unable to make this dial-up system work, you can request a full refund within the first 30 days.Special note for Windows 3.1 and Macintosh users: Your computer can dial in to the Internet, but most systems are not shipped with the software required to make the connection. If you have successfully run a dial-up account on your computer before, the necessary files should be on your computer, but will still need configuring. Alternatively, you could purchase a copy of Netscape or Internet Explorer from your computer retailer to get the necessary files. Under this Internet Access Agreement no technical support is provided for configuring Windows 3.1 or Macintosh systems for dial-up. If you are unable to configure your system yourself, we would recommend that you upgrade to Windows 95/98, take it to one of the local computer service centers for configuration or use an Internet Service Provider such as AOL. If you are unable to make this dial-up system work, you can request a full refund within the first 30 days.

Setting up Windows 95/98 Dial-up Networking:

1. First make sure that your modem is correctly installed and working in Windows 95/98. If your modem is not installed, you can use the modem installation wizard in the control panel to install it.

2. Next, if you have never set up dial up networking, install the Dial-up Network adapter from the control panel Network icon. From the Network wizard in the control panel, select ADD, and then select ADAPTOR. Select Microsoft as the manufacturer and add the Dial-up Network adapter. Next add the TCP/IP protocol, again using Microsoft as the manufacturer. Now, select the TCP/IP, click on the Properties button. In the "WINS Configuration", make sure it is disabled. Press the OK button to exit the Properties screen, and press OK again to exit the Network control panel. Your system will need to reboot to complete the installation.

3. If you have never set up dial up networking, the Dial-up networking software folder will also need to be installed. To install this, select the Add/Remove Programs Icon from control panel. Next, select the Windows setup tab. Select Communications and click on the Details button. Check the Dial-up Networking box. Keep clicking OK until you exit the Add/Remove Programs screen. Again, your system may need to be rebooted to complete the installation.

4. Now that all the components have been installed, open the Dial-up networking folder and click on Make New Connection. Make the connection name ARNAN, the phone number is 651-641-3585. After you click finish, click the right mouse button on the icon for ARNAN and select Properties. Click on the button for Server Type and fill in the following information:

Type of Dial-up Server: PPP: Windows 95, Windows NT, InternetType of Dial-up Server: PPP: Windows 95, Windows NT, Internet

Advanced Options: Check only the box to enable software compressionAdvanced Options: Check only the box to enable software compression

Allowed Network Protocols: Check only the TCP/IP boxAllowed Network Protocols: Check only the TCP/IP box

5. Click on the TCP/IP Settings Button. Select the "Server Assigned IP Address" radio button. Select "Server Assigned Name Server Address". The settings for this are:

Select "Use IP Header Compression" and "Use Default Gateway on Remote Network". Click OK to choose TCP/IP settings. Click OK to close server types. Click OK to close the properties box.

You are now ready to connect to ARNAN. From the Dial-up Networking folder (Look in "My Computer"), double click on the ARNAN icon. Enter your user name and password, then click on connect. Your modem should dial into the host and log onto the Internet. Once your connection has been made, you can minimize the connection box and launch your Internet browser. Internet Explorer comes shipped with Windows 95. You can use this browser or download another browser from the Internet. Congratulations! You are now set up and can connect to the Internet.

How to download a free Internet web browser via a DOS Window:

1. After establishing a connection to the Internet, open a DOS window.

2. Type "ftp" and enter.

3. Type "open ftp.netscape.com" and enter.

4. When it asks you for your user name, enter "anonymous". When it asks you for your password, enter your e-mail address.

5. Type "cd pub/navigator/3.03/shipping/english" and enter.

6. Type "cd windows/windows95_or_nt" and enter.

7. Type "cd Navigator_Standard" and enter.

8. Type "bin" and enter.

9. Type "get" and enter.

10. For the remote file, type "n32e303.exe" and enter.

11. For the local file, type "c:\n32e303.exe" and enter.

12. It takes ~1 hour with a 14.4 modem, ~30 minutes with a 28.8 modem. Depending on utilization, it could take even longer to copy the browser. The file is 3.5MB.

13. When your download is complete, you can run "c:\n32e303.exe" to install the browser. You may wish to download other browsers from the Internet. You will want to choose the version of the software that is correct for your computer. Two sites where browsers are available are: www.netscape.com or www.microsoft.com Alternatively, you can go to the store and purchase a copy of the software. A purchased version of Netscape includes Netscape technical support.

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