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Internet Connection-Configure | Windows95 | Tutorials |

Note: Before you can configure an Internet connection you must have the "Dial-up Networking" installed. If DUN is not installed, then follow the instructions in the "Add Dial-Up Networking to Windows 95" page. 

If you just need to configure DUN then go to the Configuring DUN page.


First close all of your programs and go to the desktop

Double click on the "My Computer" Icon.

This will open the "My Computer" window.

Double click the "Dial-Up Networking" icon which is usually found towards the bottom of the screen. The "Dial-up Networking" window should now open.

Inside this window you will find the icon you have previously made for connecting to the internet. The name below the icon will be the same name you gave it when the icon was created (most likely the same as your internet provider's name).

Right-click on the internet connection icon ( not left-click, right-click).

select Properties from the pop-up list.

The "Modem configuration" screen will appear.

Locate the Phone "Area Code" and "Telephone Numbers" text boxes

Note: You can NOT enter the Area code number if the "Use country code and area code" check box (found below) is unchecked. As shown below, checking this box allows you to set the Area code and country code.

with the mouse click in the "Area code" text box (white area) and type in the area code of your internet provider.

Next click in the "Telephone number" text box (white area) and type in the phone number of your internet provider.

Below the phone number is the "Country Code" text box.

click on the down arrow located at the right of the text box.

A pop-down option list will appear showing you the available countries

Scroll using the Up or Down arrows on the scroll bar to the right

( scroll up ) ...( scroll down )

until you find your country. When you find the country, left-click over the name

the selection will be placed inside the Country code text box and the pop-up list will disappear.

The next selection is the check box "Use country code and area code"

This is in most cases checked and you can safely check it by clicking on the white check box.

Note: if this box is unchecked, the selections for Area code and Country code will be grayed out and will not be selectable.

Next, the "Connect using" settings are made.

First look at the "Connect using" text box and make sure the modem it shows is the correct modem.

if the modem shown in not correct change it by clicking on the down arrow to the right of the white text box

and then from the pop-up list select the correct modem by clicking on it.

Next, you need to setup the modem parameters by pressing the Configure button . This step can safely be skipped since the default setup is almost always the correct setup.

The most critical step is setting up the server by pressing the "Server Type" button

The "Server Types" window will open.

Click on the arrow located to the right of the list box, the select the "PPP : Windows 95, Windows NT 3.5, Internet" entry.

The next six entries are made by clicking on the white box found in front of each selection. This white box can be checked or unchecked by clicking on the box. Every time you click it it toggles from checked to unchecked.

Check on the boxes so that they are checked as follows:


  • "log on the network" checked
  • "enable software compression" checked
  • "require encrypted password" un-checked
  • NetBEUI unchecked
  • IPX/SPX Compatible Unchecked
  • TCP/IP checked

Next press the "TCP/IP Settings" button

The "TCP/IP Settings" window will open

The "Server assigned IP address" entry should be checked ( small bullet inside white circle) by clicking on the white bullet.

Next, click on the "Specify name sever address", which will cause the 4 text boxes below it to change color to white.

Place the mouse cursor inside the "Primary DNS" text box and left-click

This will allow you to type in the box the "Primary DNS" number given to you by your internet provider (the number will look something like )

The numerals are typed in but not the period. The period is just a separation place for you to type in the next number. Use the arrow keys to move to the next number. If the number is 3 characters (like 207) the cursor will automatically move to the next box. Be sure the default zero which is already sitting there is deleted or overwritten.

follow the same procedure to put in a Secondary number if one was given to you. Many internet providers do NOT provide you with the secondary number in which case go on to the next step.

The final step is to press the OK button

The "TCP/IP settings" window will close, and you will now see the "Server Types" window.

click OK , this will save the changes and also close the "Server Types" window.

You will now see the original "Internet" configuration window, click the OK button which will close that windows as well.

Finally, you will be back to the "Dial-up Networking" windows.

Note: At this time you can right click (and hold down the button) the Internet Connection Icon, drag it to the desktop and let go of the button. After you let go a popup window will show up where you can select "create short cut here". If you select this a copy of the internet connection will be made on the desktop allowing you to connect quicker.

This step might not be needed, since most browsers will automatically make the connection when you open them.

You can close that by clicking the "x" on the top right corner of the window.

You are now done setting up the internet connection.





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