To check the configurations of a modem
(to make sure you have one installed) in Windows NT, double click
on the "My Computer" on the desktop then again on the "Control Panel"
icon inside the window. From there double click on "Modems" and
it will list all of the modems available to you. If there are no
modems on the list click on the add button, Windows will then ask
if you want it to try and autodetect your modem. If it cannot detect
your modem it will ask you to select one from the list, find your
modem manufacturer or click "Have disk" to install drivers off of
a floppy. You'll need to install the modem yourself you will need
to know what COM port its configured for.
Once you know there is a modem properly configured
on your machine you will need to add "Dialup Networking" to your
computer. To do this, open up "My Computer" and double click on
the "Dialup Networking" and it will tell you it needs to be installed,
click the install button.
1) Open "My Computer".
2) Open "Dialup Networking".
3) Click the "New" button.
4) Give the entry a name: "NetGate" or something similar.
5) Make sure you leave the box "I know all
about phonebook entries and would rather edit the properties directly"
unchecked, then click next.
6) Select the options above and then click next.
7) Enter your local dialup number
8) Click on the more button and make the selection
as above. Click on the server tab. Leave the server type at "PPP:
Windows NT, Windows 95 Plus Internet".
9) Check "TCP/IP", "Enable software compression", and "Enable PPP
10) Uncheck "IPX/SPX compatible" and "NetBEUI"
11) Click the "TCP/IP Settings" button.
12) Leave "Server assigned IP address" selected.
13) Choose "Specify name server addresses"
14) Enter the "Primary DNS" of 188.8.131.52.
15) Enter the "Secondary DNS" of 184.108.40.206
16) Leave Primary and Secondary WINS as zeros; they aren't used.
17) Check "Use IP header compression" and "Use default gateway".
18) Click the "OK" button. 18) Switch to the
19) Ensure the "None" button is selected; no script should be used.
20) Switch to the "Security" tab.
21) Select "Accept any authentication including clear text".
22) Click the "OK" button.
The first time you try to dial you'll be prompted
for your username, your password, and the domain. Enter the username
and password you selected when signing up. Leave the domain field
blank. You're also given the option to have Windows NT remember
your password so you don't have to type it every time you connect.
Once you've made your choices click the OK button and Windows NT
will attempt to connect with our servers.
The most common problem is caused by leaving
the RAS security option set to its default of "accept only encrypted
authentication." This is correct if you're dialing into a Windows
NT system, but incorrect if dialing into most anything else. The
correct option is "Accept any authentication including clear text."
Besides that change, there are only a couple other settings that
require any modification.