Windows 95 comes with it’s own built-in set of tools that you can configure to use with your new RiverNet Internet connection. These tools include a Dial-Up Adapter that dials your modem, a Network Configuration Program that controls how your computer connects to the RiverNet Server, and Microsoft Internet Explorer, a popular Browser program that you can use to view the World Wide Web.
Before starting the setup and configuration procedure, it is recommended that you resolve any known conflicts with your computer software and/or hardware especially those that directly effect system performance, such as memory usage, and any known conflicts with the Communications/Serial Port(s).
You will need to know the following: Brand and Model of your Modem and it’s rated speed. Modem Communications Port Assignment (Com1, Com2, etc.) You will need to know the type of telephone service you currently subscribe to and how to disable features such as Call Waiting.
1. Double Click on the My Computer Icon
2. Open the Control Panel Folder
3. Double Click on the Modems Icon
Note: If you do not have a modem configured already, Windows 95 will walk you through the modem setup procedure. To start this procedure click on the Add button in the Modems Properties window.
4. If you already have a modem configured in the Modems Properties window, highlight it and then click the Properties button.
5. Set the maximum speed of your 14.4 modem to 57600. Set the maximum speed of your 28.8 or 33.6 modem to 115200.
6. Click on the Connection Tab near the top of the window.
7. Set the following: 8 Data Bits, Parity None, 1 Stop Bit.
8. Enable the “Wait for Dial Tone before Dialing” option.
9. Enable the “Cancel call if not within…..” option and enter the value 90 seconds.
Note: If these options are not available, your modem may not support them.
10. Click on PORT Settings near the bottom of the window.
11. Enable the “Use FIFO Buffers” option and then click OK.
12. Click on the “ADVANCED” button.
13. Enable “Use Error Control” and select “Compress Data”
14. Enable “Use Flow Control” and select “Hardware Flow Control” and then click OK.
15. Click on the “Dialing Properties” button and verify that these settings are correctly configured for your current telephone service options.
16. Click OK.
17. Click Close.
1. From the Control Panel Double Click on the Network Icon.
NOTE: If your window has the “Dial-Up Adapter” and “TCP/IP” components in it as pictured below, skip steps 2 thru 7 and go on to the Network Configuration section below.
2. Click Add and then Double Click on ADAPTER from the list
3. Choose Microsoft From the list of Manufacturers
4. Choose Dial-Up Adapter and Click OK.
5. Click Add and then Double Click on Protocol from the list
6. Choose Microsoft from the list of Manufacturers
7. Choose TCP/IP and then Click OK.
You should now see Dial-UP Adapter and TCP/IP in the Configuration Window: Please note, these are the only two components that should appear in the configuration window. You can safely remove any and all other components unless they are needed by another previously installed network device such as an Ethernet LAN or Novel Network connection.
Your RiverNet connection does not use Client For Microsoft Networks, Client for Novel Netware, IPX/SPX or NetBEUI. These components should be removed from the configuration above unless they are required by another previously installed network device such as an Ethernet LAN or Novel Network connection.
1. Highlight TCP/IP and Click on the Properties Button.
2. Click on the IP Address Tab and select “Obtain an IP Address Automatically.”
3. Click on the DNS Configuration Tab and select “Disable DNS.”
4. Click on the WINS Configuration Tab.
5. Choose “Disable WINS Resolution.”
6. Click OK.
Note: You may be prompted to insert the Windows 95 CD-ROM or Installation Disk. You may also be prompted to Restart your computer.
1. Double Click on the My Computer Icon.
2. Open the Dial-Up Networking Folder.
Note: If you do not see the Dial-Up Networking Folder, refer to Create Dialup Networking Folder.
3. Double Click on the Make New Connection Icon.
4. Enter RiverNet as the name of the computer you will be dialing.
5. Verify that your modem is correctly listed and then click the Configure button.
6. Under the General Tab, verify that the information is correct for your modem.
7. Under the Connections Tab, do the same.
8. Under the Options Tab, disable all of the Terminal Window options.
9. Click OK.
10. Click Next.
11. Enter the Area Code: 804
12. Enter the Phone Number that is local for you:
* Lancaster County Members: 435-1863 (some Northumberland County addresses use the 435 prefix)
* Northumberland County Members: 529-6262
13. Enter the Country Code: United States of America (1)
14. Click Next.
“You have successfully created a new Dial-Up Networking connection called: “RiverNet” Click Finish.
Verify Your New Settings:
While in the Dial-Up Networking Folder, Right Click on the RiverNet Icon and choose Properties.
1. Click Configure.
2. Click the Connection Tab
3. Select Port Settings – Use FIFO Buffers should be enabled.
4. Click OK.
5. Click Advanced – Enable Error Control / Compress Data – Flow Control / Hardware.
6. Click OK
7. Click on the Options Tab.
8. Enable Display Modem Status.
9. Disable any and all other options and then Click OK.
10. Click on the Server Type Button.
11. Click on TCP/IP Settings.
12. Select: Server Assigned IP Address and Server Assigned Name Server Address.
13. Enable “Use IP Header Compression.”
14. Enable “Use Default Gateway on Remote Network.”
15. Click OK.
16. Click OK again.
17. Click OK again.
· Hold the right mouse button down on the RiverNet Icon and drag it onto the Desktop and let go of the mouse button. Select, “Create Shortcut Here.”
· Click the X in the upper right corner of the window to close the Dial-Up Networking Folder and again to close the My Computer window. Click Start, Shutdown, Restart the Computer, and Yes.
· Wait for your computer to restart and finalize all of your settings.
SET Internet Explorer Preferences
1. Right click on the Internet Explorer icon (globe icon on desktop)
2. Click on Properties
3. Click on the Connection Tab
4. Click on the down arrow of the pull down window and select RiverNet
5. Click on the Navigation Tab
6. In the Page window, select Start Page
7. In the Address window, enter https://www.rivnet.net
8. Click OK
9. See the Email handout for Internet Explorer for setting up your email
Getting Connected for the 1st time:
From you desktop, double Click on the Shortcut to RiverNet Icon (Yellow Telephone)
From the “Connect To:” window, enter your Username and Password (lowercase only) and then click “Connect.”
You should hear your modem initialize, dial out and connect to the RiverNet Server. Once connected to the Server you can open Microsoft Internet Explorer by double clicking on the Internet Explorer Icon (globe with magnifying glass) and begin surfing the World Wide Web!
If you are using Netscape Navigator as a browser, do the following to set up Netscape for RiverNet:
1. Start the Netscape Navigator browser by double clicking on the Netscape Icon
2. Click on Options
3. Click on General Preferences
4. Click on Appearance tab
5. Enter https://www.rivnet.net in the browser starts with window
6. Click OK
7. Refer to the Email for Netscape Navigator to set up your email for Netscape Navigator
Note: Microsoft Internet Explorer is the Web Browser included with Windows 95. It can be found on the desktop as an icon of a Globe with a small magnifying glass called; “The Internet.” – If you do not see this icon, click Start, choose Programs, choose Accessories, and open “Internet Tools.” – If you do not see Microsoft Internet Explorer listed here either, refer to your Windows 95 documentation for adding programs from the Windows 95 OEM Installation CD-ROM or Diskettes. If you do not have the CD-ROM or Diskettes, contact the store from which you bought your computer and ask them to make it available to you. As a registered owner you are entitled to the software provided with the system. If you still have difficulties, RiverNet can supply you with Internet Explorer diskettes, but you will still need your Windows 95 CD or diskettes for proper installation.
Getting Technical Assistance:
Technical Assistance is only a phone call away! We pride ourselves on providing quality service to our valued members. If for any reason you experience difficulty using the service due to a software configuration error, in Lancaster call: (804) 435-7739 during regular business hours Monday – Friday 9:00AM until 5:00PM.
If you have problems getting on the Internet, you may bring your computer (case only) to our store, and we will assist you for no charge. If a problem is found with your computer which must be repaired, our normal shop rates apply to any computer repairs. We also offer In-Shop Trouble-Shooting and Diagnostic Services at the rate of $60.00 per hour (Minimum of 1/2 hour).
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