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Setting Up Dial Up Networking for Windows NT systems

Please follow the instructions below to setup your Windows NT computer to access the Beebware Internet free internet service:

[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.
If it Dial-Up Networking has not been installed previously, you will need your original Windows NT CD. If you haven't installed a modem, a wizard will guide you through the process of installing a modem.
You should have a dialogue box entitled New Phonebook Entry Wizard which should state Dial-Up Networking connects you to remote networks using your modem... - if this box doesn't appear, ensure you've got Dial-Up Networking installed correctly (go to My Computer > Control Panel > Add New Programs and that Wizards are enabled.
In the field entitled Name the new phonebook entry:, enter a relevant name for this connection. We suggest FREE Beebware Internet.
Click on the Next button.
A dialogue box entitled Server should appear. Ensure the following settings are shown:

I am calling the Internet:Ticked
Send my plain text password if that's the only way to connect:Ticked
The non-Windows NT server I am calling expects me to type login information after connecting, or to know TCP/IP addresses before dialingUnticked
Click on the Next button.
A box entitled Phone Number will then appear.
In the box labelled Phone number:: enter the appropriate number for your modem:
33.6K or 28.8K modem:0845 662 1020
V.90 (56k) modem: 0845 662 1520
64k ISDN: 0845 662 1320
128k ISDN: 0845 662 1420
Click on the Next button.
Click on the Finish button.
This will now take you to the Phonebook entry screen, click on More and then choose Edit entry and modem properties.

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Editing the Connection

You should have a box entitled Edit Phonebook Entry with the fields reading:

Entry name:FREE Beebware Internet
Comment:Left blank
Phone number:This should be the telephone number you set earlier
Use Telephony dialing properties:Unticked
Dial using:This section should reflect your modem setup from earlier. If the incorrect modem is shown (or no modem), click Configure to configure your modem setup.
Click on the Server button, the entries should be as follows:
Type of Dial-Up Server:PPP: Windows NT, Windows 95 Plus, Internet
IPX/SPX Compatible:Unticked
Enable software compression:Ticked
Enable PPP LCP extensions:Unticked
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 Security tab, and select Accept any authentication including clear text.
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). It is importany that you leave the Domain field blank. 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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