PPP Connection Instructions

What You Need to Get Started:

A PPP account from your Internet Provider, as well as the following information: Once you have this information, you're ready to proceed to step 1.

Step 1: Verify 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, then click on the Communications option and press Details.... Make sure that the Dial-up Networking option is selected. 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

Right-click Network Neighborhood and pick Properties (or press the Start button, select Settings..., then Control Panel. Double-click the Network icon). You'll see a dialog box like this. Make sure the Configuration tab is selected. Both Dial-Up Adapter and TCP/IP should be present (like in the picture), then you're ready to proceed to step 3.

To add the Dial-Up Adapter, hit the Add... button, double-click Adapter, then scroll down the list until you can select Microsoft. Choose the Dial-Up Adapter and hit OK.

If you need to install TCP/IP, hit the Add... button, double-click Protocol, then select Microsoft, then TCP/IP, and hit OK.

Now your Network dialog box should contain both Dial-Up Adapter and TCP/IP. Select the adapter, click Properties..., Bindings, and make sure the TCP/IP box is checked. You're now ready to proceed to step 3.

Install NM Tech dial-up software if needed.

Step 3: Determine How Your Internet Provider Handles IP Addressing

Is your PC's IP address

Tutorial continues when you choose an option in Step 3 above.

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Last revised: January 6, 2003