On-Line HELP
Dial-Up Networking Setup
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Use this information to verify or change your dial-up networking settings. 
It was written for Windows 95, but still pertains to Windows 98.

If changing a phone number in Windows ME, click here.

If changing a phone number in Windows XP, click here.

Please read the following documentation carefully and completely!

From your Windows 95 or 98 desktop, double-click the "My Computer" icon.  You should see a  "My Computer" window similar to the one at the lower left.  In Millenium Edition, click Start - Settings - Dial-Up Networking.
Double Click the "Dial-Up Networking Icon.  You should see a "Dial-Up Networking" window similar to the one to the lower left.
If you need to create a NEW Dial-Up connection, click the Make New Connection icon, and enter RiverNet as the name of the new connection, 804 for the area code, and 4369215 as the phone number to dial, click Next, then click Finish, then do the following, otherwise, just do the following:

Use the RIGHT button on your mouse and "right" click on the RiverNet Icon.  You should see a pop up window similar to the one to the lower left.

Click on Properties.  You should see a "RiverNet" window similar to the one to the lower left.
Click on the "Server Types" tab.  (Note: with older versions of Windows 95 you may only have a "General" tab, but you will have a "Server" button which you should click.)  You should see a "RiverNet" window showing "Server Types" features similar to the one to the lower left.

Replace the existing telephone number with the appropriate new number for your county/locality. Be sure that the number is a local call for you.

County/Locality Dial-Up Number
Lancaster 436-7068
Middlesex 776-2027
Gloucester 684-8016
King William 885-3038
West Point 843-0027 
Northumberland 529-0027 
Warsaw 313-7083
Essex 445-7027 or 445-7047 
Westmoreland 214-4042
Advanced options:
Log on to network should NOT be checked!

Enable software compression depends on your modem.  When software compression is enabled, the negotiation process can be hampered if your modem is a hardware controlled modem. It can cause time-outs, unstable connections, and drops as well as other related problems, some of which mimic line noise errors.  If you experience poor connections or "drops", you should disable the software compression option and also disable header compression under TCP/IP Settings (see below). 

Require encrypted password should NOT be checked. 

Allowed network protocols:

The ONLY Allowed network protocol is TCP/IP. 

If NetBEUI and/or IPX/SPX Compatible are checked, this can cause you to get poor connections, slow your connect speed, and could prohibit you connecting to the internet at all.

After setting these options, Click the "TCP/IP Settings..."  button to continue.  You should see a "TCP/IP Settings" window similar to the one to the lower left.

Your window should look like the window to the left.  You should have "Server assigned IP address" selected, and "Server assigned name server addresses" selected. 

If "Specify name server addresses" is enabled, disable it by selecting "Server assigned name server addresses".  (This is the default setting.  Any Primary DNS or Secondary DNS numbers will be "grayed out".) 

Use IP header compression should be checked only if you have "Enable Software Compression" checked (see above) and Use default gateway on remote network should be checked. 

After completing this screen, click the OK button. 
Click OK again. 

If creating a new dial-up connecton, Right Click on The "RiverNet" icon and select "Create Shortcut" and place the shortcut on your desktop.

Close the Dial-Up Networking Window. 
Close the My Computer Window. 

You have successfully verified/updated your Dial-Up Networking information.  Thanks for taking the time!

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Last Updated February 27, 2006