Configuring Windows 3.1 for NetSide
In order to connect in SLIP or PPP mode to NetSide (or any other Internet
Services Provider) with Windows 3.1x, you must have a Windows Socket package.
This does NOT come with Windows 3.1x, it must be obtained elsewhere.
software. You may obtain the latest version directly from their site
(expires in 30 days if not registered and paid for), or use an older stable
version from our FTP site. Since this is only a socket package, we strongly
recommend you use the free 2.0b version and our custom script.
The following setup instructions apply to
Trumpet Winsock version 2.0b (recommended).
While you're at it, you may as well download the version 2.0b
Installing Trumpet Winsock 2.0b
file you just downloaded is a DOS archive. You will need the
PKZIP DOS utility
to extract the program files. Once you have these files, proceed as follows:
- Exit to DOS.
- Make a directory on your harddrive called NETSIDE:
C:\> mkdir netside
- Change directories to NETSIDE, then make the following directories:
C:\> cd netside
C:\NETSIDE> mkdir src
C:\NETSIDE> mkdir trumpet
- Move TWSK20B.ZIP and LOGIN.CMD from wherever you unloaded them to
C:\NETSIDE\SRC, and keep the source (you may need it later if you
munge the program).
- Copy TWSK20B.ZIP to the TRUMPET directory and unzip the program:
C:\NETSIDE> cd trumpet
C:\NETSIDE\TRUMPET> copy ..\src\twsk20b.zip .
C:\NETSIDE\TRUMPET> pkunzip twsk20b.zip
- Copy LOGIN.CMD to the TRUMPET directory and delete the .ZIP archive:
C:\NETSIDE\TRUMPET> copy ..\src\login.cmd .
C:\NETSIDE\TRUMPET> erase *.zip
Important: the custom login.cmd NetSide provides must overwrite the original
login.cmd file that comes with the unzipped Trumpet 2.0b package.
- Start Windows 3.1x.
- Create a new program window named NetSide
- Use your Windows setup program to load the Trumpet Winsock icon
(tcpman.exe) into the NetSide window.
- Click on the Trumpet icon and select Setup.
- Configure the following parameters:
IP address: 0.0.0.0 (default)
Default Gateway: 184.108.40.206
Name server: 220.127.116.11
Time server: 18.104.22.168
Domain suffix: netside.net
Packet vector: 00 (default)
TCP RWIN: 4096
TCP MSS: 966
Demand Load Timeout (secs): 5 (default)
TCP RTO MAX: 60 (default)
[ ] Internal SLIP [x] Internal PPP (check one)
SLIP Port: 2 (modem COM port number)
Baud Rate: 38400 (default)
(check) [x] Hardware Handshake
(blank) [ ] Van Jackobson CSLIP compression
Online Status Detection: None (or whatever your modem supports)
- Click on OK in the configuration window.
- Exit Trumpet Winsock and restart to activate changes.
- Select "Dialler" (sic) from the top bar. A pull-down menu will apear.
- Click on login. The login command should configure Trumpet for automatic login as follows:
Pop-up --> Enter your dial up phone number: 3055312929, then click OK
Pop-up --> Enter your login username: username, then click OK
Pop-up --> Enter your login password: xxxxxxxx, then click OK
Connecting with Trumpet Winsock 2.0b
After the login command is configured, your machine should be able to
automatically dial in and establish a connection with NetSide. Remember,
Trumpet Winsock 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 Netscape after you ran Trumpet
and your modem dialed our site.
Important: after you get connected with Trumpet, hitting the ESCAPE
key in the Trumpet window toggles between command line and application modes.
Always minimize the window (do not close the application, or you will break
the connection). You can use Netscape only after you have activated your
SLIP or PPP connection.
You can download the latest Netscape Navigator software directly
from their official site:
[Download Netscape Software]
NetSide offers a complete suite of
for accessing the Internet with Windows 3.1x, covering ALL major functions:
latest Netscape Web browser, e-mail, Usenet news, ftp, telnet, archie, gopher,
IRC, Web HTML editor, Web graphics editor, archiving software, and other
goodies. These are available for downloading FREE of charge from the
NetSide FTP site.
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