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Configuring Windows 95 for V.90 or K56flex at NetSide

Important: Before you start with this configuration, remember that you must request that we set you up as a V.90 or Broward/Palm Beach dial-in user. Connecting with analog dial-up settings to the V.90 Ascend digital 56K modem pool will fail. There is a $10 surcharge over the normal setup fee for this configuration. We can provide a static IP reserved exclusively in your name if needed for an additional $5/month.

Installing Windows 95

To install Microsoft's Windows 95 software, perform the following steps:

Seriously now, we recommend you do a standard install of all Windows 95 components. Especially important is the Communications module.

Required Software

Unlike earlier releases, Windows 95 comes with its own Winsock program, which can be used to connect to NetSide. Your K56Flex or V.90 56K modem should have the latest Rockwell or Lucent firmware installed. Consult your modem owner's manual, or your vendor to find out how to upgrade to the latest release. Many modem vendors have software that can be downloaded on their web pages or FTP sites. Customers with US Robotics modems should ensure that they properly upgraded from X2 to V.90 (X2 is NOT supported).

Configuring the Client for Microsoft Networks

If present, the properties for the Client for Microsoft Networks found under Network (Start:Settings:Control Panel:Network:Client for Microsoft Networks:Properties) must be configured for Quick Logon (Network drives are not used until needed). You must restart your computer when prompted for changes to take effect.

Note: you will need to install the Client for Microsoft Networks (in the Network Configuration window, add:client:add: Microsoft:Client for Microsoft Networks) if you want to save your system password in the Connect To window (otherwise, the Save password option is grayed out).

Dial-up Networking

The Dial-up Networking selection can easily be configured by following the steps described below:

Starting Automatic PPP login

The Ascend digital equipment you are connecting to is different than analog modems. It uses Radius and PAP/CHAP authentication. You will automatically be assigned an IP address from the dynamic pool which you MUST accept, unless you opted for a unique static IP that was assigned permanently to you. You can only connect while using PPP encapsulation, meaning through the NetSide Dial-up networking icon - all other conection types (i.e., dialing in with Hyperterminal) will be refused. You must have a user profile set up in our files to connect.

Once configured, a connection to NetSide Corporation's V.90 dial-up pool can be established by simply clicking on the NetSide Corporation icon within the Dial-up Networking folder. A new window named Connect to will pop up.

After the modem dials out and a connection with the server is established, a window will indicate you are connected. That's it!

You can now start your desired Internet application.

Other 32-bit Applications

You can download the latest Netscape Navigator software directly from their official site:

Netscape Now!
[Download Netscape Software]

NetSide offers a selected suite of 32-bit applications for accessing the Internet with Windows 95. These are available for downloading FREE of charge from the NetSide FTP site. You may also run some 16-bit Windows applications where the 32-bit versions are not available.

And don't forget to contact NetSide Corporation before attempting to "tweak" the settings for your PPP connection!


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