How do I configure Windows 95 to connect using PPP?
The configuration for Windows 95 client follows:
- Make sure your modem is configured correctly.
- My Computer
- Control Panel
- From the desktop go into "Accessories" and select "Dial-Up
- Select "Make New Connection" by double clicking on it.
- You will be prompted to name the connection from there.
- For "General", set connection speed to that configured
on the unix computer (9600 is recommended for initial
- Under "Connection", "Connection preferences" should be
8 data bits
"Call preferences" should only have "Wait for dial tone before
1 Stop Bits
- For "Port Settings" "Use FIFO buffers" should be
selected. Set the Receive Buffers to low(1) and
the Transmit Buffers to low(1) as well.
- Under "Advanced," "Use flow control" should be
selected with option "Hardware (RTS/CTS)" marked.
"Modulation type" should be set to standard.
- For "Options," check the box to bring up a terminal
window after dialing. You may find that "Display
modem status" under "Status control" is useful for
- Enter the telephone number for the unix server's modem.
Finish the setup procedure by selecting "Finish".
- Select "Settings" and open the "Control Panel"
- Select the "Internet" icon by double clicking it.
- Choose the "Dial-Up Networking" connection you just
created under "Settings".
- Select "Modems" and highlight your modem. Click on
- Set "Maximum speed" to the speed configured in the
gettydefs file on your UNIX server (9600 is recommended
for initial configuration).
- Select "Network" and highlight "Dial-Up Adapter". Click
- Highlight "TCP/IP" and select "Properties".
- Under "IP Address," specify the IP address of the
Windows 95 client.
- Enter the IP Address for the Windows 95 client in the box
- Enter the subnet mask for the Windows 95 client in the box
given. A typical netmask might be 255.255.255.0 or
255.255.0.0; double-check this value with your network
administrator before entering a value.
- For "Gateway," enter the IP Address of the unix server.
- If you are using Domain Name Service on your network,
select "Enable DNS". Enter the name of the Windows 95
machine for "Host" and the fully qualified domain name
- Test your connection by selecting "Programs" and from there go
into "Accesories." From there, select "Dial-Up Networking".
- Double click the icon for the connection you just created.
- If the "User name" is anything other than "nppp", change it
to "nppp". Enter the password.
- Click on "Connect".
A Connecting to status box will appear. The
status will say "dialing" and when a connection is made, the
"Post-Dial Terminal Screen" will appear. Type in the username
"nppp" and the password assigned to it when prompted. You will see
several screens of "garbage" scroll by. Press to continue.
The "Connecting to" box will say "Verifying User Name and
Password". The connection will then establish and the box will
say "Connected" and a timer will appear. Your PPP connection has
been successfully established.
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