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Using Windows 95/98/Me with the New-Style ACCC Dialin Lines

 

Using Windows NT? See Using Windows NT with the New-Style ACCC Dialin Lines. Using other Windows? See http://www.uic.edu/network/dialin/.

(Old-style? New-Style? Confused? See Note 4 in The Requirements for an explanation of the difference between the two types of ACCC dialin lines.)

 
     
 
     
Creating a UIC-1 Connection to Dialin-9000 et al.
 

This version of the NSKit has an automated script for Windows 95/98/Me that installs all necessary dialin components and creates a Dial-up Networking connection named UIC-1 to connect to the ACCC Dialin-9000 lines. Since Dialin-9000 automatically bounces to Dialin-2001 and Dialin-2002, if necessary, this UIC-1 connection is all you need to use the Chicago new-style ACCC dialin lines.

 
     
-- Part 1: Run the NSKit's automated script
 
Insert your Windows operating system diskettes or CD-ROM when Windows asks for it. If Windows asks for its installation media and you don't have it, you won't be able to finish creating the connection.
  1. Insert the NSKit CD into your CD-ROM drive. If the install program doesn't start automatically, double-click the My Computer icon on your desktop, then double-click the NSKit5 install icon.

  2. Click Modem Dialin: Info and Configuration->Auto Config Regular Dialin.
    illustration of selected Auto Config Regular Dialin button

  3. In the UIC Dialin Configuration Utility window, click OK to begin the automatic configuration script.

  4. A window will open listing the steps in the process and their status.

  5. When the script is finished, a window will open telling you to restart your computer. Click OK->Back->Exit to return to Windows.

  6. Then restart your computer: Start->Shutdown->Restart->OK.
 
     
-- Part 2: Personalize the connection for your location and situation
 
  1. After your computer reboots, double-click the UIC-1 icon on your desktop to check the details of your connection. Click the Dial Properties button beside the Dialing From: box and make the changes necessary to place a call to the Dialin-9000 telephone number from your location.
    illustration of Dialing Properties window
    When you're finished, click OK to close the Dialing Properties window then Cancel to close the UIC-1 connection window.

  2. Click: Start->Settings->Control Panel->Internet (Win95) | Internet Options (Win98/Me)->Connections tab.

  3. Select the dialin connection you want to be your default:
    • Win95: Select the name of the connection you want as your default from the Use the following Dial-Up Networking Connection: dropdown list.
    • Win98/Me: Click on the name of the connection you want as your default and click the Set Default button.

  4. If you PC is also sometimes connected to a network and you don't want it to automatically dial in when it is, select:
    • Win95: Connect to the Internet as Needed
    • Win98/Me: Dial whenever a network connection is not present

  5. Click OK to return to Windows.
 
     
Dialing in to Dialin-9000 using UIC-1
 
  1. Double-click the UIC-1 icon on your desktop or just open an Internet application and Windows will offer to dialin with your default dialin connection for you. (Step 3 above explains how to select a default dialin connection.)

  2. In the Connect To UIC-1 dialog box, type your UIC netid in all lower case (for example: jtesti1 or adabyron) in the User name: box and your ACCC password in the Password: box. Don't select Save password. (It's insecure.)
    illustration of Connect To UIC-1 window

  3. Click Connect. You should hear your modem dialing and then "handshaking" to negotiate your connection's properties. The Connecting to UIC-1 box will open, displaying the status of the dialin login.

  4. The Connection Established window will open after the connection is complete. Click Close to close the window. (Closing this window won't disconnect your connection.)

  5. You can check your connection's status at any time by double-clicking the connection icon (a pair of connected computers in the systems tray area of the Windows task bar) or by double-clicking the UIC-1 icon.
 
     
Finished working? Don't forget - disconnect!
 

Either double-click the connection icon -- a pair of connected computers in the systems tray area of the Windows task bar (to the right) -- or double-click the UIC-1 icon, and then click the Disconnect button.

If you initiated your connection by opening an Internet application, Windows will automatically ask you whether you want to connect when you close that application.

 
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