Configuring OS/2 Warp for NetSide
In order to connect in SLIP or PPP mode to NetSide (or any other Internet
Services Provider) with Warp, you must have the IBM Internet Access
included with Warp in the Bonus Pack. You will also need a web browser
called Web Explorer, a fine piece of software that is available free to you
from IBM (this document will explain how to obtain it easily).
If you have a sound card, and wish to use the multimedia features of the
World Wide Web, be sure that Multimedia Support (MMOS2) has been installed
on your machine. (if it has not, use the Selective Install feature
of OS/2 Setup to install it).
If you haven't done so already, run the Bonus Pack's INSTALL.EXE program
Then reboot your system to activate the changes.
- 1. The Internet Access Kit.
- 2. The multimedia VIEWER package.
Configuring IBM Dial-Up for TCP/IP to Connect to NetSide
The IAK Installer will place a folder containing all the internet utility
objects. Inside is another folder called "Internet Utilities," which
contains an object called Dial Other Internet Providers. This is the
dialer program that you will use to call NetSide. You will probably want
to create a shadow of this object on the desktop where it
will be handy.
To negotiate the logon sequence at NetSide, you will need a script file.
For your convenience we have adapted Don Russell's REXX script for this
purpose. Download netdial.cmd now,
and place in your tcpip\bin directory with your IAK executables.
Creating a connection entry
Start the Dial Other Internet Providers (Dial-Up) program and click on "Create New
Entry." Fill out the notebook as follows.
Login ID: [your username]
Password: [your password]
Phone number: 531-2929
Login Sequence: netdial.cmd
Connection Type: [X] PPP
Inactivity Timeout Option
Minutes to Wait Before Automatic Hangup: 15
MRU Size: 1536
Domain Nameserver: 22.214.171.124
Your host name: [username]
Your Domain Name: netside.net
News Server: sunny.netside.net
Gopher Server: 126.96.36.199
WWW Server: 188.8.131.52
Mail Server Info
Mail Gateway: 184.108.40.206
POP Mail Server: 220.127.116.11
Reply Domain: netside.net
Reply (Mail) ID: [username]@netside.net
POP Login ID: [username]
POP Password: [password]
Comm port: [your comm port]
Speed (Baud): 38400
(Note: use this value regardless of your modem speed)
Data Bits: 8
Connecting to NetSide with IBM Dial-Up for TCP/IP
After the login command is configured, your machine should be able to
automatically dial in and establish a connection with NetSide. Remember,
Dial-Up must be started before any other application that
requires access to the Internet, and an active connection must be established
first. This means you should start Web Explorer and other applications
after you ran Dial-Up and your modem dialed our site.
Updating Software and Installing Web Explorer
Web Explorer had not been released when Warp and the Bonus Pack were
shipped, so the first thing you should do when you are able to connect to
NetSide, is obtain the new software and install it. It's not hard -- IBM
has included a fully automated utility for this purpose. Just start Dial
Up, click on the Dial icon and wait until a connection is made.
Then double-click on the Retrieve Software Updates icon in the IBM
Internet Connection folder. The software will automatically log on to the
IBM gopher server in Boulder, Colorado, and present you with a list of the
most recent software updates. Click on the newest version of PPP/SLIP
and on Web Explorer (if you're familiar with the Internet, you
may wish to download the newest telnet and archie clients now as well --
or you may leave those for later). The software will automatically download
your choices and install it on your hard disk. Just reboot,
and you'll be ready to go.
Special thanks go to Rich Veraa
for developing these login instructions.
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