First: A Quick Check to see what is Installed

First thing to do is to double-click the My Computer icon on the desktop and see if Dial-Up Networking is there. If it is there, go to Start/Settings/Control Panel/Network and see if there is a client (e.g.. Client for Microsoft Networks or Windows Family Logon (Windows 98), Dial-Up Adapter and TCP/IP protocol installed. If all of these items are there, you can skip to the next part of the tutorial. Otherwise you must install them. When Windows 98 is installed, it is ready for you to create a Dial-Up Networking connection, but in Windows 95 you’ll have to install these items, if you’ve never had it set up for the Internet previously.


Install Dial-Up Networking

Open Start/Settings/Control Panel, double-click Add/Remove Programs and click the Windows Setup tab. Double-click the Communications category (or single-click to highlight and click the Details button). Put a check mark in the box beside Dial-Up Networking and click OK, and click Apply or OK again. You will be prompted to insert the Windows CD and after Dial-Up Networking is installed, you will be prompted to reboot your computer.


Install Client, Dial-Up Adapter, and Protocols

Now, after rebooting, go back to Start/Settings/Control Panel and double-click the Network icon. Click the Add button, choose Client and click Add. Choose Microsoft from the list on the left to see available clients in the right pane. In Windows 95 add Client for Microsoft Networks if you want DUN to be able to save your Dial-Up password. (You can change the Primary Network Logon to “Windows Logon” later if this causes any annoyances). In Windows 98 (this will already be installed but if for whatever reason you are installing/reinstalling it…) choose Windows Family Logon as the client. If it prompts you to reboot either do it (personally I would) or you can just say no and proceed.

Next, in the Control Panel Network applet, click the Add button and choose Adapter and click Add. Select Microsoft from the list on the left (scroll down to find it), then on the right, choose Dial-Up Adapter and click OK and allow it to install. Reboot if prompted (or, once again, say no if it really bugs you).

Finally, we need to install TCP/IP protocol. If the only networking you are going to be using is Dial-Up Networking then TCP/IP is the only protocol you should install. Once again, double-click Network in Control Panel and click the Add button and choose Protocol and click Add. Choose Microsoft from the list on the left and then TCP/IP from the list of protocols on the right and install it. Now you should reboot for sure, because we are finished installing.

The next step is to create a Dial-Up Networking Connection.


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