Dial-up Networking Support

In order to set-up a Dial-up Networking connection, you will need:

  • Your user name:
  • Your password:
  • A dial-up number: Depends on your location, click here for a list
  • Primary DNS setting: 216.206.38.5 (MAC & Netscape Only)
  • Secondary DNS setting: 216.206.238.5 (MAC & Netscape only)
  • Your original Windows installation disks or CD (These will be needed if Dial up networking and/or TCP/IP were not installed originally.)


Step 1: Verifying that Dial-up Networking is Installed

Press the START button
Select SETTINGS
Then CONTROL PANEL
Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon.
Select the Windows Setup tab.
Click on the Communications option and press Details....
Make sure that the Dial-up Networking option is CHECKED. If it is, go on to step 2.
If it isn't, select it and click OK. Windows 95 will attempt to install the needed drivers, so make sure you've got your installation disks or CD handy! Now that Dial-up Networking is installed, you can proceed to step 2.

Step 2: Verify that the Dial-up Adapter and TCP/IP Protocol are Installed

Press the START button
Select SETTINGS
Then CONTROL PANEL
Double-click the Network icon.
Make sure the Configuration tab is selected. Both Dial-Up Adapter and TCP/IP should be present then you're ready to proceed to step 3.
To add the Dial-Up Adapter, click the Add button
Double-click Adapter, then scroll down the list until you can select Microsoft.
Choose the Dial-Up Adapter and click OK.
If you need to install TCP/IP hit the Add button
Double-click Protocol
Then select Microsoft, then TCP/IP, and click OK.
Now your Network dialog box should contain both Dial-Up Adapter and TCP/IP.
Select the Adapter
Click Properties
Click Bindings, and make sure the TCP/IP box is checked.
You're now ready to proceed to step 3.

Step 3: Set up a Connection Icon

Open up My Computer from the desktop and double-click the Dial-Up Networking icon.
Double-click the Make New Connection icon. This will walk you through the Make New Connection wizard.
Type in Computer Resources, or whatever you want to call the icon you're about to create to connect you to CROS.Net (the title won't affect the type of connection).
Your modem (which should have been configured when you installed Windows 95) should be shown in the Select a modem: area.
Click the Configure button.
On the General tab, Crank up your modem speed to as fast as you think it will go. If you have a 14.4K modem, for example, make the maximum speed 57600.
DO NOT, however, select Only connect at this speed. This will let your modem adjust as the connection needs.
Don't worry about the Connection tab, the defaults should be fine.
Next, select the Options tab. Depending on how your provider handle logs you in, there are a couple of ways to configure this dialog. In most cases, you should leave the Bring up terminal window after dialing unchecked.
Now hit the OK button.
Click the Next > button in the Make New Connection wizard.
Enter in the phone number of your Internet provider.
You don't need to put in an area code if it's a local call.
Press the Finish button and your icon will be created.
Right Click on the icon you just created and choose Create Shortcut.
A windows box will pop up and ask you if you would like to place this icon on your desktop, click OK.

Step 4: Setting the Dial-Up Properties

Select (click once to highlight) your newly-created connection icon.
Click the right mouse button and choose Properties.
You should get a dialog box named whatever name you gave your icon.
Press the Server Type... button. You'll get the Server Types dialog box.
In the Type of Dial-Up Server section, click the down arrow to drop down the list box.
Since you're planning to use PPP, choose that server type in the list box.
Make sure that Log on to network in the Advanced options section is NOT checked. (this makes for an easier inital install).
Also, make sure that TCP/IP in the Allowed network protocols section is the ONLY box checked.
Click the TCP/IP Settings... button. You will get the TCP/IP Settings dialog box.
Make sure to click the radio button next to Server assigned IP address.
Next click the radio button next to Server assigned name server addresses.
Then click the OK button.
Click the OK button in the remaining dialog boxes, and you're almost ready to dial!

Step 5: Configure Dial-Up Networking to Automatically Redial a Busy Number

From the Dial-Up Networking folder
Click Connections from the top Menu Bar
Then click Settings
From there, by checking the Re-dail box you can choose the number of times you would like your dial-up sessions to attempt a connection.

Step 6: Dialing in and Getting Connected

Double-click the Connection icon that you recently made.
You'll get the Connect To dialog box.
Put your username and password in the appropriate text areas.
Remember to enter the information in lowercase characters.
Click the Connect button and your modem should start dialing. After a few rings, our host machine should answer and Windows should take care of the rest!

Congratulations! You're now connected to the 'Net! Open your Web browser and start surfing!

Step 7: If You Still Can't Connect

If you think everything is set up correctly, but you're still having problems....we are still here to help! Contact our System Administrator at 1-800-541-7779 or e-mail us at support@cros.net