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WinNT and UIC-Net Campus Network MacOS8-MacOS9 and the Dialins MacOS8-MacOS9 and UIC-Net Campus Network Appendix A Appendix B: Getting Help  

Using Windows 95/98/Me with the UIC-Net Campus Network


  • Your computer must have a network card to use a UIC-Net connection. Check the documentation that came with your computer or ask the vendor if you're unsure.

  • If you're connecting from a campus office or lab, your computer must have an assigned and registered IP address and host name. Don't know what they are? Ask your department's REACH member. Don't know who that is? There's a search form on the ACCC REACH Web site ( or call the CSO at (312)413-0003 and ask them.

    IP address:         .         .         .
    Host name:

  • If you're a student connecting from a dorm room on campus: See the Res-Net Web page:

  • Using Windows NT? See Using Windows NT with the UIC-Net Campus Network. Using other Windows? See
Configuring Your Connection
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.
-- Start the TCP/IP Setup
  1. Start->Settings->Control Panel->Network

  2. In the list of Installed Network Components, you should see your Network Adapter (next to a small green network card icon) and a TCP/IP protocol associated with it. (They might not have the same names as shown in the figure.)
    illustration of Network Configuration tab
    • If there are identical entries for either, click one of the duplicate names and click the Remove button.
    • If one or both are missing, add them as described in the following two sections.

  3. You may also have other components listed, such as Client for Microsoft Networks or Microsoft Family Logon listed. Leave these alone.
-- Add a Network Card or Adapter (if not listed)
  1. If the network card listed is not the correct one, click on its name and then click Remove.

  2. If you don't already have a network card, purchase and install one.

  3. When you start your computer after you install the card, Windows will offer to install it. Or click: Start->Settings->Control Panel->Add new hardware then follow the prompts. We recommend that you let Windows search for your new hardware.

  4. Do not use your computer while Windows is detecting hardware devices.

  5. You may need your network card's installation disk and/or your Windows operating system diskettes or CD. Click Finish when you're done.
-- Add TCP/IP Protocol (if not listed)
  1. Click: Start->Settings->Control Panel->Network

  2. Click Add...->Protocol->Add...->Microsoft->TCP/IP then click OK.
-- Configure TCP/IP

Back in Control Panel->Network, select TCP/IP->Properties.

  1. Select the IP Address tab:
    illustration of the TCP/IP Properties IP Address tab
    • Click Specify an IP Address.
    • In the IP address field, type your machine's IP address.
      East side IP addresses begin with: 131.193.
      West side IP addresses begin with: 128.248.
    • In the Subnet Mask field, type:

  2. Select the DNS Configuration tab:
    illustration of the TCP/IP Properties DNS Configuration tab
    • Click Enable DNS
    • In the Host Name field, type the name of your computer.
    • In the Domain field, type:
    • In the DNS Server Search Order box, type the following three numbers, clicking the Add button after each.

  3. Select the Gateway tab:
    • In the New Gateway field, type the first three parts of your machine's IP address and then 1 as the fourth.
      For example, if your IP address was, then your Gateway would be
    • Click the Add button.

  4. Select the WINS Configuration tab:
    • Click Disable WINS Resolution

  5. Make no changes in the Bindings and Advanced tabs.

  6. In the NetBIOS tab, nothing should be selected.

  7. Click OK to close TCP/IP Properties, then click OK again to close Network.

  8. Restart your computer: Start->Shutdown->Restart->OK .
If Windows complains that your network isn't complete and you don't have the Client for Microsoft Networks installed, try adding it: In the Network control panel, click Add...->Client->Add...->Microsoft->Client for MS Networks->OK.
You're Connected!

When your computer restarts, your connection to UIC-Net will start automatically. To run any Internet application, just open it.

The Client Services Office, ACCC
2267 SEL,, (312) 413-0003
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2001-12-5  CSO
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