What You Need to Get Started:
VividNET user name and password
Your Win95 CD-Rom or disks (in some
A list of
VividNET Modem Dial-up numbers
- Step 1: Verify that Dial-up Networking is Installed
- From the Win95 desktop, double-click on My Computer
and there should be a folder called Dial Up Networking. If there is, then you can
proceed to step 2. If not, here are instructions for
- Step 2: Verify that the Dial-up Adapter and
TCP/IP Protocol are Installed
- Press the Start button, select Settings...,
then Control Panel. Double-click the Network icon. You should see a dialog
box like this. Make sure the Configuration
tab is selected. Both Dial-Up Adapter and TCP/IP should be present (like in the screen shot), then you're ready to proceed to
step 3. If they are not, click for
instructions on installing...
- Step 3: Set up a Connection Icon
- Open up My Computer from the desktop and double-click
the Dial-Up Networking icon. Double-click the Make New Connection icon. This
will walk you through the Make New Connection wizard. Click here to view a screen
shot of this.
Type in VividNET for the name
of the computer you will dial into. Your modem (which should have been configured when you
installed Windows 95) should be shown in the Select a modem: area. Choose Configure
if you wish to check modem related settings. (If you have a 28.8 speed modem or above,
use 115,200 for the Connection speed. If 14.4 modem, use 57,600).
Click the Next button in the Make New
Connection wizard. Enter your local access phone number. If you did not receive one at
sign up, visit http://www.VividNET.com/html/ppp.phtml to
look one up. Verify with the operator that the number is indeed local to you before using.
Press the Finish button and your icon will be created.
- Step 4: Setting the Dial-Up Properties
- Select your newly-created connection icon, press the
right mouse button and choose Properties... with a normal left click.
Press the Server Type... button. You'll get the Server Types dialog box.
Uncheck everything except Enable Software Compression and TCP/IP. You should
have a screen that looks like this Next
click on the TCP/IP Settings button and make sure you have the following. At the
top, Server Assigned IP Address should be chosen. The next section,
for Name Server, should also be Server Assigned . If you have trouble
connecting (protocol errors) then try selecting Specify Name Server and enter the
following for the Primary and Secondary numbers. Use your mouse to tab between sections:
Primary DNS: 126.96.36.199
Secondary DNS: 188.8.131.52
No entries are needed for WINS Configuration so leave those as zeros. Make sure the Use
IP Header Compression and Use default Gateway boxes are checked, then click OK
until you get back out to the VividNETnet icon you created. If you would like, you can
put a shortcut to this on your desktop by right-clicking on the VividNETnet
icon, then choose create shortcut.
- Step 5: Dialing in and Getting Connected
- Double-click your session icon that you recently made.
You'll get the Connect To window Put your
username and password in the appropriate text areas. These should be entered with username
at lower case only, the password may be case sensative
depends on the way it is set-up with VividNET and be sure you don't have
@VividNET added to your username. Click Connect to start the dialup
process. Once a connection is made, you can startup your browser and you should be on
the net! If you would like to tie your dialer directly to the browser - so the Connect
To window automatically comes up when double-clicking the browser - go into your Control
Panel under the My Computer icon, then double click on the Internet
icon. Go To the Connections tab, and make sure to choose Connect to the Internet as
Needed, and select VividNET as the Dial Up to use. The next time you restart your computer
double clicking the browser icon on the deskto to start the dial up process.
* * * * * * * * This Completes MODEM Dial-UP to VividNET for Win95 * * * * * * * *
- Press the Start button, select Settings...,
then Control Panel. Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon.
Select the Windows Setup tab, then click on the Communications option and
press Details.... Make sure that the Dial-up Networking option is selected
and click OK. Windows 95 will attempt to install the needed drivers, so make sure
you've got your installation disks or CD handy! Now that Dial-up Networking is
installed, you can proceed to step 2 from the top page.
- To add the Dial-Up Adapter, hit the Add...
button, double-click Adapter, then scroll down the list to Microsoft.
Choose the Dial-Up Adapter and hit OK.
you need to install TCP/IP, hit the Add... button, double-click Protocol,
then select Microsoft, then TCP/IP, and hit OK.
Now your Network dialog box should contain both Dial-Up
Adapter and TCP/IP. Select the adapter, click Properties...,
Bindings, and make sure the TCP/IP box is checked. Reboot the computer to
update the settings. You're now ready to proceed to step 3.