Installing Windows'95 TCP/IP dialer

How to install the Windows 95 TCP/IP dialer and connect to the 'Net

  1. Open Add/Remove Programs from the Control Panel and click on the Windows Setup tab.
  2. If there is not a check next to Communications, click on Communications to put a check mark in the box and then click on the Details button.
  3. Check the Dial-Up Networking option in the component list and click on the OK button. If you are installing the components from the CD-ROM drive, click on the OK button at the bottom of the Add/Remove Program Properties dialog box. Otherwise, insert the required disks as Windows asks for them.
  4. After loading the software, double-click on the Network icon in the Control Panel.
  5. When the Network dialogue box appears, click on the Add button.
  6. Click on the Protocol option and the Add button.
  7. When the Select Network Protocol menu appears, choose
    Microsoft from the Manufacturers menu and TCP/IP from the Network Protocols menu. Click on OK.
  8. When the Configuration dialog box appears again, highlight the Dial-Up Adapter and click on the Properties button.
  9. Click on the Bindings tab to display the list of protocols. Confirm that there is a check mark next to the TCP/IP protocol listing. Click on OK.
  10. Once again, the Configuration dialog box appears. Highlight TCP/IP in the Network Components menu and click on the Properties button.
  11. Choose the IP Address tab to display the dialog box. Choose the Obtain an IP address automatically radio button.
  12. Click on the Gateway tab and type the gateway address in the New Gateway field. (The gateway address for MTS.Net is
  13. Click on the DNS Configuration tab to display the dialog box. Click on the Enable DNS radio button and type your login id in the Host field and MTS.Net in the Domain field. Type the Domain Name Server's IP address in the DNS server search order field ( and click on the Add button.
  14. Click on OK to return to the Network dialog box and OK again to return to the Control Panel. Windows may ask you to load one or more disks at this time.
  15. Close the Control Panel and restart Windows 95, or, if you are making changes to an existing Windows 95 setup, you may be prompted to click on the Yes button to restart the computer before the new settings will take effect.
  16. After Windows 95 has restarted, double-click on the My Computer icon. and choose the Dial-Up Networking icon, or click on the Start menu, open the Programs menu, and choose Dial-Up Networking from the Accessories menu.
  17. If you haven't already installed a modem, the program will give you a chance to install it now.
  18. Double-click on the Make New Connection icon to start the New Connection Wizard. In the first screen of the Wizard, replace "My Connection" in the Type a name for the computer you are dialing field with the name of your service provider (ie: MTS.Net) or something similar. Click on the Next> button.
  19. In the next screen of the New Connection wizard, type in the MTS.Net telephone number (ie: for Winnipeg, the number is 287- 8100). You may also set the Country Code to Canada. Click on the Next> button. You will now be prompted that you have successfully created a Dial_Up Networking connection. Click on the Finish button.
  20. The Dial-Up Networking window will now have a second icon with the name you specified. Right-click on the new icon and select the Properties command.
  21. Click on the Configure button and select the Options tab to display the dialog box. Under Connection control, make the Bring up terminal window after dialing option active. Click on OK. Click on OK once again to return you to the Dial-Up Networking window.
  22. Double click on your new icon, and click on the Connect button, which will dial your modem. When the Post-Dial Terminal Screen appears, press your Enter key once. When prompted, enter your user id (ie: bsmith) and press Enter. You will next be prompted to enter your password.
  23. When prompted, press 2 for PPP connection. You will probably see some sort of gibberish being written to your screen. This will abate when you click on the Continue (F7) button.
  24. You will then be informed that your username and password are being verified. If you have entered that information correctly, you now should be logged in to MTS.Net.

Doug K Donahue (MTS Help Desk) 10/95