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Setting Up Dial Up Networking for Windows 32bit systems

Please follow the instructions below to manually setup your Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows 2000 computer to access the Beebware Internet free internet service.
If you would like to automatically setup your machine, please use our 'Windows Wizard' to help setup your system.

[Creating the initial connection] [Editing the connection] [Connecting]

Creating the initial connection

You can start Dial-Up Networking from within the "My Computer" icon on the desktop, or by clicking on "Start > Programs > Accessories > Communications" (Windows 95 and 98 only).

To make a new connection, double-click on the "Make New Connection" icon.
In the field entitled "Type a name for the computer you are dialing:", enter a relevant name for this connection. We suggest FREE Beebware Internet.
Click on the "Next" button.

Setting the phone number

A dialogue box entitled "Type the phone number for the computer you want to call:" should appear.
In the box labelled "Area code:" enter 0845, and in the "Telephone number:" field enter the appropriate number for your modem:

33.6K or 28.8K modem:662 1020
V.90 (56k) modem: 662 1520
64k ISDN: 662 1320
128k ISDN: 662 1420

Click on the "Next" button.
A dialogue box stating: You have successfully created a new Dial-Up Networking connection... should appear. Click on "Finish" to save it in your Dial-Up Networking folder.

[Creating the initial connection] [Editing the connection] [Connecting]

Editing the Connection

Now that you have created a connection 'file', you will need to check the settings. There are two methods of examining and altering these settings.

  • Use the right mouse button and click on the connection once. A menu will appear and you should choose "Properties" by clicking the left mouse button.
  • Highlight the connection by clicking once with the left mouse button and then clicking on the drop down menu and choosing "Properties".

You should then get a dialogue box with four buttons at the top labelled: "General","Server Types","Scripting" and "Multilink".
Ensure the "General" box has the correct Area code (0845) and the correct telephone number. Also ensure that the Country code is "United Kingdom (44)" and that the "Use area code and Dialing Properties" box is ticked and that the correct modem is selected.
Click on the "Server Types" button at the top.

The settings in the "Server Types" box should be as follows:

Type of Dial-Up Server:PPP: Internet, Windows NT Server, Windows 98
Log on to network:Unticked
Enable software compression:Ticked
Require encrpted password:Unticked
Require data encryption:Unticked
Record a log file for this connection:Unticked
IPX/SPX CompatibleUnticked
Select "TCP/IP Settings...".
In the TCP/IP Settings box, select "Server assigned IP Address".
If you can select "Server assigned name server addresses" then please select it, otherwise enter:
Primary DNS212.1.128.40
Secondary DNS212.1.128.45
Primary WINS0.0.0.0
Secondary WINS0.0.0.0
Ensure that "Use IP header compression" is unticked and that "Use default gateway on remote network" is ticked.
Click on the "OK" button, and then click the "OK" button to save and complete the changes.

[Creating the initial connection] [Editing the connection] [Connecting]


To use the connection and to dial-up to the Internet, double-click (using the left mouse button) on the FREE Beebware Internet button (containing in the "Dial-Up Networking" window).
Enter your username and password in the boxes (don't worry if your password shows up as a line of stars). If you are the only person using your computer, it will save you time if you tick the "Save password" option as this will save you from re-entering your password every time you try and login.
Single click on the "Connect" button, and start your web-browser (for example, Netscape Communicator, Microsoft Internet Explorer, or our personal preference of Opera (which we've found is faster, more efficient, less memory hungry and general a 'lot better')).
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