Connecting to the Internet Using a Service Provider
ARTICLE ID: Q133219
The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Windows 95
- Microsoft Plus! for Windows 95
This article describes how to set up one or more Internet service providers
and Internet mail for use with Microsoft Exchange in Windows 95.
Before you can use Windows 95 to access the Internet you must have an
account with an Internet service provider.
To configure Dial-Up Networking to work with an Internet service provider,
you must obtain the following information from the service provider:
- User name
- Access phone number
- Required protocol
- Host and domain name
- DNS (Name Service) if an IP address
- Logon procedure
If the service provider requires that you use a dedicated static IP address
each time you log on, you will also need the following information:
- Your IP address
- Subnet mask (optional)
- IP address for the default gateway (optional)
NOTE: Not all of the above information is required with all service
Setting Up the Dial-Up Adapter
To set up the Dial-Up adapter, follow these steps:
1. Use the right mouse button to click Network Neighborhood, then click
Properties on the menu that appears.
2. Check to see if the dial-up adapter is installed. If it is not, go to
step 3. If the dial-up adapter is already installed, go to step 4.
3. Click the Add button, double-click Adapter, click Microsoft in the
Manufacturer box, click Dial-Up Adapter in the Network Adapters box,
then click OK.
4. Check to see if "TCP/IP -> Dial-Up Adapter" is installed in the network
components box. If it is not, follow these steps:
a. Click the Add button.
b. Double-click Protocol.
c. In the Manufacturer box, click Microsoft.
d. In the Network Protocols box, click TCP/IP.
e. Click OK.
5. Click OK. When you are prompted to restart your computer, click Yes.
Setting up the Service Provider
Once you have set up the dial-up adapter, use the following steps to create
a connectoid for each service provider:
1. Click the Start button, point to Programs, point to Accessories, then
click Dial-Up Networking.
2. Double-click Make New Connection.
3. Proceed through the Make New Connection Wizard to create the
4. Use the right mouse button to click the new connectoid, then click
Properties on the menu that appears.
5. Click Server Type. In the Allowed Network Protocols area, click the
NetBEUI and IPX/SPX Compatible check boxes to clear them (unless they
are required) and then click TCP/IP settings.
6. If a static IP address is required, click Specify An IP Address and
type the address.
7. If a dynamic address is required (this is the case for most providers),
click Server Assigned IP Address.
8. If a DNS name server is provided, click Specify Name Server Address
and type the appropriate address.
9. Click OK until you exit connectoid properties.
To create multiple connectoids (for multiple service providers) repeat
steps 1-9 for each service provider.
Setting up Internet Mail
To use Internet mail with Microsoft Exchange you must install Microsoft
Plus! for Windows 95. You set host names for Internet mail services in the
Internet Mail profile. To set up the Internet Mail profile, follow these
1. Click the Start button, point to Settings, then click Control Panel.
2. Double-click Mail And Fax.
3. Click Add, click Internet Mail, and then click OK.
4. Add Personal Address Book and Personal Folders to the profile. You can
combine the files with existing PST and PAB folders, or you can
rename them and place them where you want them.
4. When Internet Mail, Personal Address Book, and Personal Folders are
included in the profile, click Internet Mail and then click Properties.
5. On the General tab, modify the settings for the connection. Make sure
that all the necessary information is included. The Domain Server Name
(DNS) information is required for most service provider mail
connections. This is placed under Mailbox Information in the
Internet Mail Server box.
6. Click OK to finish the profile.
Prompting for a Profile
If you have multiple service providers, you can cause Microsoft Exchange to
prompt you for the profile to use when you start Microsoft Exchange. To do
so, follow these steps:
1. Start Microsoft Exchange.
2. On the Tools menu, click Options.
3. On the General tab, click "Prompt for a profile to be used."
4. Click OK.
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