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DUN - Configure/Setup in Windows 95 | Tutorials | Dial-Up Networking (DUN) |


How to Configure/Setup Dial-Up Networking (DUN) in Windows 95 -

Step 1 - Install the Dial-up Networking

Note - It might not be necessary to install Dial-up networking since some systems pre-install this component. To check whether dial-up networking is installed, open <My Computer>, by double clicking on the icon at the top left corner of the desktop.

Next look at the open window to see if the folder Dial-up Networking is there. You can see a sample of the screen here.

If the Dial-up Networking Folder is there then proceed with the instructions found below at "Step 2. Create a connection to the place you want to connect".

If the Dial-up Networking Folder is not there you need to add DUN to your computer ( How to add Dial-up networking to your computer )

Step 2. Create a connection to the place you want to connect

Note: Prior to performing this step you must have a modem installed in your computer. The modem does not have to be physically present all the time, but it should be connected at least long enough to install the software for the modem.

In windows 95 the modem is normally detected automatically when windows 95 is started. A section will be added on this site shortly, describing how to manually install a modem and how to test and configure the modem.

For now it is assumed that your modem is operating correctly.

Begin by going to the desktop

Double click on "My Computer". 

This will open the  "My Computer" window 

Next, double click on the "Dial-Up Networking" icon.

The Dial-up Networking Window will open.

Double-click on the "Make new Connection" icon. 

The "Make new connection" Window will open.

In the window there is a text box labeled "Type a name for the computer you are dialing" and a white box below it with the default name "My Connection 1" highlighted (the digit at the end is not critical)..

The "My Connection 1" is a generic name that shows up beneath the icon on the desktop when you are finished setting up the connection. Feel free to change it to a more descriptive name. For instance, you could type in there the name of your Internet Service Provider. If you want to change this you can place the cursor in the text box and using the keyboard type in a new name.

Next you need to select the modem. This selection is made by clicking with the mouse on the small down-arrow found at the right of the white text box beneath the "Select a modem" area as shown below.

When you press on the down-arrow the list of installed modems drops down to allow you to select the correct modem. In most cases, there is only one modem so you do NOT have to make any changes to this setting.

Note: If you for some reason suspect that the modem setting is not correct then you need to follow the link to the section "Installing a modem" ( section not on this web site yet).

The next step is to configure the modem by pressing the "Configure" button. 

This step is not needed and should not be performed unless there is a special need. Basically do not press the configure button. It can be safely ignored at this point. If there is a need to configure the modem by pressing the button then follow the instructions in the "Modem Configuration" section.

Once the configuration has been set you are ready to continue to the next page by pressing the Next button .

You will now see the second page of the "Make New Connection" Window.

This page looks similar to the last page with the addition of a Back button. Pressing this button takes you back to the first page (normally there is no reason to go back to the previous page unless you might want to make changes to one of the settings).

Three items have to be entered here for the phone number you will be dialing "To".

The Area Code and the Telephone Number are entered in the text boxes appropriately. A dash between the numbers can be optionally added or left off (i.e. 5551212 or 555-1212).

If the Area Code is the same as the your own phone number you would leave the text box blank..

Next the Country Code is selected.

The setting is changed by clicking on the small down arrow found to the right of the Country Code white text box. When the arrow is clicked a drop down list appears showing all selectable countries. When you find the country you need by scrolling you click on the country name which highlights and selects the country.

Note: The default is the United States and therefore users dialing TO the United States can proceed to the next step.

At this point you should have the Area Code, Phone Number and Country entered.

Now press the Next Button to proceed to the next page.

The next screen you see will the the final Confirmation screen.

The next screen you see will the the final Confirmation screen.

This screen presents you with the name of the connection that you entered earlier, and the three buttons, Back, Finish and Cancel.

Note: You only need to press the Back button if you think you might need to make changes to entries on previous pages. The Cancel is a last resort in case you decide to cancel and start all over again.

Finally, press the Finish button. The computer will run for a few seconds and the "Make a Network" window will close.

A new icon will be created in the Dial-Up Networking group window.

You are now finished with the installation of a connection which can be used to dial out to a location.

For connections to the internet World Wide Web (WWW) you need to also set up the Server connection.

Follow the link to the section "Configuring an Internet Connection ".

You should now be done with configuring Dial-Up Networking.




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