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Setting Up Windows NT 4 Dial-Up Networking For The World

Note: If you already have a working PPP connection with another Internet
Service Provider on this machine with Windows NT, you can skip right to
step 4.

Before configuring the network settings, you must verify whether the
modem is installed properly or not. If you ensure your modem is already
installed properly you can skip this part and go to the installation of
RAS, although it is probably worth your while to make sure it is
installed now to avoid headaches later on.

1.1 Verifying Modem Installation

       1. Double-click on the My Computer icon.  
       2. Double-click on the Control Panel icon in My Computer.  
       3. Double-click on the Modems icon in the Control Panel.

If you can see your modem shown in the dialog box (this just means the
white box which lists information), it means your modem is already
installed. You can skip the 'Installing your modem' section and
continue onto the 'RAS' Installation (Part 2).

If you cannot see your modem inside this box, you need to click the Add
button under the white box to install your modem.

1.2 Installing Modem

After you click the Add button, you will see a computer connected to a
modem which is then connected to some power lines on the left.

Be sure the box which says, 'Don't detect my modem, I will select it
from the list.' is not checked.

At this point you should double check that your modem is all set and
ready to be detected.  If you modem is inside your computer (called an
internal  modem), then you are all set and don't have to test anything.
If you modem is outside your computer (called an external modem), then
make sure it is plugged on and that it is turned on and getting power.
The easy way to determine this with most modems is that at least one
light (usually red) on the modem will be lit. If you don't see any lit
lights, check all the connections and make sure the power plug is
plugged into the modem.

Now click the Next button. This will cause Windows to try and find your

After clicking the Next button, Windows should find your modem
automatically. It may take a couple of minutes, depending on your
system setup.

If Windows NT cannot detect your modem, a box will appear on your
screen with the, now familiar, computer attached to modem and phone
lines graphic. If it didn't find your modem it will say, "Windows NT
did not find any new modems attached to your computer. To select your
modem from a list, click Next.

Click the Next button.

You will be presented with a list of modem manufacturers on the left of
the box, and a list of modem models on the right. On the off chance that
your modem is not listed, then you will have to enquire your modem
vendor before you can continue.

If you have a disk that came with the modem, place it into your floppy
drive and click on the 'Have Disk' button. This will then ask where to
search for the files for your modem.  If your floppy drive is A:, then
you would use the default, A:\.

If you don't have a disk and you don't know what type of modem you
have, you can choose Standard Modem Types from the Manufacturer list
and then Standard XXXX Bps Modem, depending on the speed of your modem.
This will generally be 14400 or 28800.

Now, you should see your modem in the dialog box of Modem Properties.
It means that your modem has already been installed properly. The next
step is to install the Remote Access Services (RAS).

2. Remote Access Service (RAS) Installation

 In order to establish the connection to The World  you should also
 install Remote Access Service (RAS) under Windows NT.

What is RAS? RAS stands for Remote Access Services. Customers in remote
sites can use the network (the Internet in this case) as if their
computers were directly connected to the network. After installing RAS,
you can use the RAS phone book to maintain the telephone numbers of
remote networks, and to make a connection or disconnect from these
remote networks. This is the easiest way to make your connection to The

 2.1 Verifying RAS installation

To verify whether the RAS is installed or not:

        1. Double-click on the My Computer icon.  
        2. Double-click on the Control Panel icon.  
        3. Double-click on the Network icon.  
        4. Select the Services tab at the top of the dialog box.

You will see a list of networking services that are currently installed
on your system.  Locate an item called Remote Access  Services. If you
can find RAS in the list, you can go to 'Configuring Remote Access
Services' later in this document.

If you cannot find Remote Access Services in the list, you need to
install RAS first. Click Add button and go to 2.2

2.2 Installing Remote Access Services (RAS)

After you click the Add button in the Scroll through the list of
available services until you find one labeled 'Remote Access Service'.
Click on it to highlight it.

Click the OK button and Windows will try to install the Remote Access

If Remote Access Service (RAS) has never been installed onto your
system, Windows NT will prompt you to provide the installation CD-ROM.
You need to put the CD-ROM into the drive and type the path of the windows
NT directory locating at the CD-ROM. Generally this is the "i386"
directory on your CD-ROM. So, if your CD-ROM is in the E: drive, you
would put in "e:\i386\".

When you put in the CD, the Windows NT Setup screen may appear. You can
cancel out of that by clicking on the X in the top right hand corner of
the screen.

Windows NT will then copy files required onto your system.

NT may ask you what device you are going to use to dial, choose the modem
that you plan on using to connect to World.

NT will then ask what protocol to use for RAS, choose only TCP/IP.

Now that you have installed RAS, we need to configure it properly.

3. Configuring Remote Access Services (RAS)

After installing the RAS, you need to configure it to use the modem
connected to your system.

1. Double-click on the My Computer icon.  
2. Double-click on the Control Panel icon.  
3. Double-click on the Network icon.  
4. Highlight the entry Remote Access Service on the Services tab.  
5. Click the Properties button.

You may be asked to Select the modem you want to use (most people only
have one modem in their system). If so, do this and then click OK

If not, you will be at the Remote Access Setup screen. Your modem
should be listed in the white box.

Click the Configure button and you should see the 'Configure Port
Usage' window appear.

By default, the Port Usage section will have  'Receive Calls Only'
selected. Change this to the 'Dial Out Only' option, or to 'Dial Out
and Receive Calls' if you intend to also configure your system to
receive calls.

Click the 'OK' button after you choose the Port Usage.

After clicking the OK button in the last window, click the Network
button on the right side of the 'Remote Access Setup' window. You will
see a 'Network Configuration' windows.

Make sure that TCP/IP is only protocol with a check  mark. If other
protocol's are listed and are checked, you can "uncheck" them by
clicking on the check box next to the protocol.

Click the OK button. Then click the 'Continue' button in the Remote
Access Setup. If Windows NT prompts you to reboot the system, Click
'Yes' to re-start your system.

That completes the installation of RAS. You can now go on to the next
step, Creating a Dial-Up Networking Connection.

4. Creating a Dial-Up Networking Connection

Now you are ready to set up a connection to The World from your Windows
NT system. Before connecting to The World, you need to create at least
one Dial-Up Networking connection item. Follow the procedures below:

1. Double-click on the My Computer icon.  
2. Double-click on the Dial-Up Networking icon.

The first time you create a Dial-Up Networking Connection, Windows NT
will beep and show you a dialog box about missing phone book entry.
This is OK, we are going to create one now. Click on the OK button.

If you have setup Dial-Up Networking before, perhaps with an alternate
Internet Service Provider, the wizard will not startup automatically. You
will have to click on "New" to create a new one for World.

The 'New Phonebook Entry' wizard will start and ask you to enter a name
for the new phonebook entry. You can put anything you want in here, but
'The World' is always a good idea.

After you enter the name for the new phonebook entry, click on the
'Next' button.

A window will then pop up and will ask you for information about the
server (The World) which you are calling.

You should check "I am calling the Internet" as well as "Send my plain
text password if that's the only way to connect".  

Make sure there is *not* a check mark next to the option that reads,
'The non-Windows NT server I am calling expects me to type login
information after connection, or to know TCP/IP addresses before
dialing.' This is the last option.  

The next window will ask for the phone number you are going to use to
dial The World. To get the latest phone numbers for our modems, call us
voice at 617-783-9753.

Uncheck the box that says 'Use Telephony dialing properties'.

Click the 'Next' button.

Congratulations! You are now ready to test your setup and log on to
The World.

5. Logging On Procedure

1. Double-click on the My Computer icon.  
2. Double-click on the Dial-Up Networking icon.

If The World is your only Phonebook entry, you can click dial now, or
if you have other accounts and other dial-up entries, choose your World
phonebook entry (the one you entered before while making the dial-up
connection) and click Dial.

A window will appear asking for you User Name, Password and Domain.
It is important that you fill in your World
and World password in the appropriate boxes.  ("" must
be lowercase here.)  Do not put anything in the Domain field as that 
will break your connection to World.

Click OK.

If your modem is installed correctly, and your phone line is connected
to your modem, you will see a 'Connecting to The World' windows after
you click OK and this will show you the status of your dialing in.

After a short while window will pop up saying: Verifying username and

After a couple of seconds, you will see a 'Connection Complete'
window. You may want to check the box to "Not Display" this message again
so you do not have to read it each time you connect to World.

At this point click the OK button and you are ready to use the

From here you can open up any Internet applications that will run on a
standard PPP connection (Netscape, Eudora, Internet Explorer, etc.)

To hang up, right click on the bottom right hand corner of the screen (in
the taskbar) on the shaded area with a modem. Choose Hangup and the
connection to World will end.

6. Getting Windows NT To Automatically Dial World

Customers often want NT to connect to World automatically when an Internet
application is run. For example, if you load up Netscape it would be nice
to have NT dial World and connect Automatically. You can turn this on by
doing the following:

Go into My Computer and double-click on Dial-Up Networking. 

Make sure that World is selected as the Phonebook Entry and click on More.
Choose User Preferences from the list of options under more. 

Under the Dialing tab, make sure that the location you have set for "Your
Location" is checked. There will probably be just one box to check there.

Click OK to save those settings.

Windows NT will now dial World whenever a socket is needed.

7. To Disable Call Waiting

Go into My Computer and double-click on Control Panels.

Open the Modem control panel.

Select "Dialing Properties".

Put a check next to "To disable call waiting".

Just to the right of that there is a box with a pull down menu.  Click on
the pull down menu and select "*70" (Star Seven Zero Comma with no
quotes) from the list.

Click OK.

Call waiting should now be disabled for the duration of the connection.