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


Using Windows NT? See Using Windows NT with the Old-Style ACCC Dialin Lines. Using other Windows? See

(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 Connection

The NSKit Version 5 also has an automated script for Windows 95/98/Me that installs all necessary dialin components and creates a Dial-up Networking connection named Dialin-Express to connect to the Chicago Dialin-Express lines, which are now defunct. This connection can be copied and/or reconfigured for use with the other old-style dialin lines. Connections to these lines are set up similarly to the UIC-1 connection, with some extra steps added between Part 1 and Part 2.

-- 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 Express Dialin.
    illustration of selected Auto Config Express 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.

  7. After restarting your computer, back in Windows 95/98/Me, click: Start->Programs->Accessories->Communications (Win98/Me only)->Dial-up Networking->right-click the Dialin-Express icon, then select Properties->Configure... button->Options tab.
    • Under Connection control: Click in the box next to Bring up terminal window after dialing to select it.
    • Leave Bring up terminal window before dialing unselected.
    • Click OK to return to the connection's properties.

  8. To change this connection to dialin to a functional old-style line, click the General tab and change the Phone Number.

  9. Click OK to close the properties window and return to Dial-up Networking.

  10. Change the connection's name:
    • Right-click on the Dialin-Express icon in Dial-up Networking, select Rename, type the new name in the box, and press Enter.
    • Delete the Dialin-Express shortcut on your desktop, then make a new shortcut to the renamed connection: right-click the connection's icon in Dial-up Networking, hold the mouse button down while you drag it to your desktop, then release the mouse button and click Create shortcut here.
-- Part 2: Personalize the connection for your location and situation
  1. Double-click the Dialin-Whatever (or whatever you've called it) 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 old-style dialin line's telephone number from your location. (Disable call waiting if your phone line has it.)
    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 Using Dialin-Whatever
  1. Double-click the Dialin-Whatever icon (or whatever you've called it) on your desktop or just open an Internet application and Windows will offer to dial your default dialin. (Step 3 above explains how to select a default dialin connection.)

  2. A Connect to Dialin-Whatever window will open, with the dialin line's number in the phone number field. Do not fill in the User name: and Password: fields here!
    illustration of Connect To Dialin-Express window

  3. Click Connect. You should hear your modem dialing and then "handshaking" with the dialin line's modem to negotiate your connection's properties.

  4. After the connection is established, the Post-Dial Terminal Screen will open.

  5. At the Username: prompt, type your UIC netid in all lower case (for example: jtesti1 or adabyron), and press Enter.

  6. At the Password: prompt, type the password associated with your netid and press Enter.

  7. If your netid and password match, a prompt saying which dialin service you've connected to will be displayed.

  8. At the DIALIN-xxx> prompt type: ppp and press Enter.
    You will receive a few messages that you can read and then a bunch of random characters that won't mean anything to you. That's normal.

  9. Click Continue.

  10. You can check your connection's status at any time by double-clicking the connection icon, pair of computers connected together, in the systems tray area of the Windows task bar or by double-clicking the Dialin-Whatever icon on your desktop.
Finished working? Don't forget - disconnect!

To disconnect, either double-click the connection icon -- a pair of connected computers in the systems tray area of the Windows task bar (bottom right) -- or double-click the Dialin-Whatever icon, and click the Disconnect button.

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

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