Dial-Up Networking Help for Windows 95/98      

    These screen shots and instructions will help you configure Dial-Up Networking for Surfari Internet. Some of these Screen Shots may vary if you do not have Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.xx installed. Even so, it will not affect the functioning of Dial-Up Networking.

    If you have any questions about configuring Dial-Up Networking, please call Surfari Internet or write to help@surfari.net

    You may notice minor cosmetic differences between the screen shots supplied here, and your computer. This may be due to different version(s) of Dial Up Networking installed with either Windows 95 or 98. This willl not effect the way it should be setup.

First we will need to open "My Computer" by double clicking on the icon called "My Computer" on your desktop, it should look similar to the one to the right. Now, double click on the Dial Up Networking folder. If you do not have the Dial Up Networking folder, Dial Up Networking is not installed. You will then need to install Dial Up Networking before you can continue. It is best to refer to your Windows Help file or give us a cal l at the office for guidance on this.


Locate the icon called Surfari Internet. If you only have the Make New Connection icon, you need to create a connection called Surfari Internet by double clicking on the "Mak e New Connection" icon.
It will take you through several screens. The first one will ask you for a name for this connection, call it "Surfari Internet". The next step will want a phone number, if it's not in there, enter the aera code of 805, then select the dial-up number you will need from our list here: Access Numbers and type it in and click on the "Next" button. The last screen will come up, now click "Finish".

Once you have the Surfari Internet icon, right click on it, and click on "Properties".


Here you can verify that you do have the dial-up phone number. You can check to make sure you do by referring to our online access list HERE.

Please be sure the number you are dialing is local to you. Surfari Internet cannot assume any liability for toll charges incurred.

Also, the "modem" that is d isplayed on this screen under "Connect Using" is just an example, yours will most likely have a different name.


Make sure that you have PPP selected for the Type of Dial-Up Server.

Under Advanced options the only one you should have selected is Enable Software Compression.

Under Allowed network protocols the only one that should be selected is TCP/IP.

Selecting anything else, may cause compatibility issues and/or may prevent you from getting connected.

Now click on the "TCP/IP Settings" button on this screen.


At the top of this screen, there should be a "black dot" selected next to "Server assigned IP address.

For the next set of 2 choices (Server assigned named server addresses or Specify name server addresses) make sure to put a "black dot" next to "Specify name server addresses" as shown.

Replace the "zero's" in the locations of "Primary DNS" and "Secondary DNS" as shown. Leave "zero's" in the locations for both the WINS server entries.

Verify that both the "Use IP header compression" and "Use default gateway on remote network" are checked.

Click on the "OK" button's all the way back to your "Dial-Up Networking" window. You can then close both the "Dial-Up Networking" and "My Computer" windows, this completes your "Dial-Up Networking" configuration.


Networking Configuration for Windows 95/98
It is recommended that only people with a good concept of their operating system attempt to change these settings. You will also need to have your original Windows 95/98 CD in order to make changes on this screen.

First, you want to double click on the "My Computer" icon and then double click on the "Control Panel" icon to open the screen that is shown below.


With the "Control Panel" window open, now double click on the "Network" icon to get into the network configuration settings for Windows 95/98.

You can proceed to the next item below to verify or update your settings.


At a minimum, you should have the following components in your general configuration. If you see anything like Dial-Up Adapter -> AOL or TCP/IP -> AOL you may need to remov e them before your service will work properly with a normal "Internet Network" connection. AOL uses their own software for their connections that are not real compatible working along with the Windows software.

If you do not see any of the components shown on the right, you will need to install one or all of them to get your Dial-Up Networking / Networking to work correctly.

At the bottom of the white area that shows your installed components, you will see an "Add", "Remove", and "Properties" buttons. Click on the "Add" button to add a missing component.

When you click on the "Add" button, you will get a small window that opens asking you to "Select network components to install". The first 3 options "Client", "Adapter" and "Protocol" are the only ones to be concerned with.

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To add a "Client", double click on the "Client" option and from the next small window that opens select "Microsoft" on the left hand side and "Client for Microsoft Networks" on the right hand side and click "Ok".

To add an "Adapter", double click on the "Adapter" option and from the next screen, scroll down to select "Microsoft" on the left hand side and "Dial-Up adapter" on the right hand side and click "Ok".

To add a "Protocol" (TCP/IP), double click on the "Protocol" option and from the next screen, scroll down to select "Microsoft" on the left hand side and "TCP/IP" on the right hand side and then click on "Ok".

When you are done, you should be back at the main Network Configuration screen. Click on the "Ok" button at the bottom of this screen and have your Windows 95/98 CD ready as this is where it will copy the files it needs to complete configuring your machin e. Once it has done this, it will then request that you "Restart Your Computer". Allow it to do soa dn when your system comes back up you should now have successfully configured Dial Up Networking.

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