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Setup of a dialup-adapter
On this page I'll use SuperWeb, although this provider does not
exist anymore, as an example. The example will work for other ISP's
too, you just have make sure the settings you use are the
ones required for your ISP.
The screendumps on this page are based on Windows 98 SE (Second
Edition). For other Windows version (95, 98, ME, XP and 2000) similar
dialogs will appear, although I noticed that Windows ME has some
additional features not shown in previous Windows versions.
This setup is of use for both normal Internet access (by modem
or ISDN adapter) as for Internet via Satellite (EON) connection.
You can ignore the lines refering to Internet by Satellite if you
don't use this type of connection.
Before we start: Collect the proper information
Before you start, collect the following information,
so installation will run smoothly:
|ISP dailin phone nummer
|Primairy DNS Server IP-address
|Secundairy DNS Server IP-address
|For proxy users only:
Proxy info (address and port)
Note: It is possible that your ISP uses
just one DNS server, this is not a problem.
Note: Most users do not need a PROXY.
Step 1: Goto Dialup Networking
Double click "My Computer".
Double click "Dial-Up Networking".
Note: It is possible that "Dial-Up
Networking" is not avaible. It is possible that this is not installed
with the setup of Windows. Installation is done
Windows will probably ask for the setup CDRom so
the dialup-adapter can be installed. It might happen that Windows asks you
to reboot. After installing go back to step 1.
- Click the Windows "Start"-button
- Select "Settings" - "Control
- Double click "Add/Remove Programs"
- Select the tab "Windows Setup" (Windows
will now check what is installed)
- Select "Communications"
- Click "Details"
- Check "Dial-Up Networking"
- Select "OK" and "OK"
Step 2: Make a new connection
Double click "Make New Connection",
the next dialog (a welcome dialog might appear, select "Next"
in that situation, in order to come to this dialog):
Type at the field "Type a name for the computer
you are dialing" a name for easy identification of your ISP.
In my example I use "Superweb". SuperWeb
is my ISP.
Internet by Satellite: If you're using
Internet by Satellite, then consider adding the transponder name to the
connectionname. For example "Superweb via 113" indicating
that you're using "SuperWeb" and transponder 113.
It's easier to make several dialup's, one for each transponder. This way
Internet Explorer automatically uses the proper proxy (if you made the
proper settings in Internet Explorer)
Now choose the modem you wish to use for this dialup
connection. Most people have just one modem, so the selection is limited
If you're using an ISDN adapter, you might have
more than 1 option. I use the AWM
Fritz! USB which works like a charm. Try to locate an ISDN modem with
PPP or RAS connection type.
Step 3: Enter telephone data
Select "Next". A new dialog appears.
Enter the "Area code" of your ISP.
SuperWeb uses a free 0800-number so I use"0800" here.
Enter the "Telephone number", which is "0230517"
Select the country of your ISP.
Once again: enter the data proper
for your ISP ! Do not use this info unless you are using SuperWeb as well!
Step 4: Finishing up
Select "Next". Once more, a new dialog
will appear, now select "Finish". The Dialup-adapter
is complete now....
Step 5: Some details ...
You're probably looking at the Dial-up-networking-window
right now. You should see the newly made dialup. If you're not seeing
the dialup, then double click on "My Computer". Now double
click "Dial-Up Networking". Now you will see the dialup.
Click it with the right mouse button and select "properties"
of your newly made dialup connection.
Tip: if you select "View"
- "Details" from the Explorer menu, you will see much
more info on the dialup adapter even when you're connected to the internet!
In the snapshot you'll see the settings for SUPERWEB
! Your ISP might require different values here - check their info ! Most
ISP use the same settings at the tab "Server Types" -
check it anyway.
Click "TCP/IP Settings".
Now enter the DNS IP-address or addresses.
In the example I'm using the SuperWeb DNS. Some provider
have a secondary DNS (Tref for example does). Some providers assign you
an DNS on connection.
Select "OK" and once more "OK".
INTERNET BY SATELLITE:
COPYING DIALUP ADAPTERS!
If you are, like I did, about to use more than
1 dialup, one for each transponder, then repeat these steps to create
the other dialup adapters. Give them a different name so you can
identify them. For example:
SuperWeb via 114,
SuperWeb via 115 etc.
Tip: Copy the dialup adapter you
just mad to the desktop using the right mouse button. On release
of the mouse button select "Copy".
Now use NOTEPAD to
edit this file.
Edit the 2nd and 3rd line of this file and enter the new name here
(see example below). Save the changes and drag the file back to
the "Dial-Up Networking" in "My Computer".
All settings (maybe except for the password and userid) are copied
to this new dialup.
Entry_Name=SuperWeb via 113 Import_Name=SuperWeb via 113
Entry_Name=SuperWeb via 114 Import_Name=SuperWeb via 114
OPTIONAL - Step 6: Adjusting redial speed - WINDOWS
This step is not required, but can be very helpfull
for ISDN, if your dealing with an ISP that is hard to reach.
Note: use this at your own risk. For me
and several others this works great ! After applying this you will not
need a Super Dialer again,.. you just made the dialup adapter a super
Note: This step will have impact on the
redial behaviour of ALL dialup-adapters!
Note: This tweak is designed
for Windows 9x - although it might work with other Windows
We now will tweak the redialer of the dialup-adapter. Minimized pause
between redials and maximize the amount of redials. We will do this by
changing some registry settings (ISDN Adapter results):
between 40 and 70
(An awfull lot of times!).
First download this file, unzip
it (for example using Winzip)
and double click the file redailmax.reg.
Answer both dialogs by clicking "OK".
The changes are now activated ! Just to give you an
example (it's crazy I know): 3194 redials and still NOT connected... I'm
happy to say that I usually get a connection below 500 redials....
OPTIONAL - Step 7: Setup of the PROXY
When and Why should I use a proxy?
- In case your ISP demands
the use of a proxy
- When using Internet by
- When using a third party proxy
to stay anonymous on the Interenet
- Because you dialin on the
company server which requires a proxy
Now it's time to set the proper proxies for the dialup-adapters.
Click with the right mouse button on the big blue "e"
on the desktop and click "Properties".
After clicking the tab "Connections"
you will see this dialog:
Note: This is a Internet Explorer 5.01
screendump. Yours might be different but basically the same. Make sure
you're at least using IE 4.0 or better. If you have more than 1 dialup-adapter
then these will appear here as well.
Select the Dialup-Adapter you would like to set
the proxy for (in this example: "SuperWeb via 113").
Now double click the dialup-adapter or click once on
the dialup-adapter and click "Settings". This dialog
Check the option "Use a proxy server"
and enter the proxy IP-address at the "Address"-field
and the port number in the "Port" field.
Note: in the picture I'm using a random
IP-address and portnumber. You should use the address and port of YOUR
Internet by Satellite: Check the transponder
page for Europe Online details. Don't forget that each transponder
has a different ip-address for it's proxy !
Internet by Satellite: ONLY USE THE PROXY
OF EON! OTHERWISE INTERNET BY SATELLITE WILL NOT WORK!
Select "OK" and repeat this for the