Using Windows 95 with OTC IBC (Direct PPP) Serial Connections
by H. D. Knoble, email@example.com
Penn State University
Center for Academic Computing
This document tells how to configure Windows 95 to effect an IBC (direct PPP) connection as supported by Penn State Office of Telecommunications. Penn State gratefully acknowledges that this has been made possible by a Windows 95/NT Modem Information File researched, created and contributed by Kevin Wells, a senior in Computer Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, via his Web page:
I. Installing the Modem INF File
1. If not already installed, install Windows 95 Dial-Up Networking. Concrete step-by-step instructions for doing this may be found Step 2 of the document:
2. Obtain Kevin Wellís Modem Information ASCII file, MDMCBXNT.INF. This is available from his Web page cited above, or from:
Copy this to your local PC as file: C:\WINDOWS\mdmcbxnt.inf
3. Click START/Settings/Control Panel and launch (double-click) Modems icon.
a) Click the "Add" button
b) In the next window, check the "Donít detect box , then click "Next>".
c) Click "Have Disk..." button and in the next dialog box enter the path to the file that you copied in the previous step, namely C:\WINDOWS. Click OK.
d) Click on "NT Direct Connection"
e) Click on the "Next>" button.
f) Click on the COM port (Eg.,COM1) where your direct connection is; then click "Next>".
g) After the next window appears, click the "Finish" button. At this point the title of the modem ("NT Direct Connection") should appear in the modem list.
h) Click "Close". This completes the null modem installation.
II. Create an OTC IBC Direct Connection Connectoid
1. On the Windows 95 Desktop, open (double-click) the folder: My Computer
2. Open Dial-Up Networking folder
a) Double-click the icon "Make New Connection"
b) For "the name of the computer your dialing" enter: OTC IBC PPP
c) "Select a modem" as "NT Direct Connection"
d) Click the "Configure..." button
e) Click the "General" tab and choose from the "Maximum speed" list: 57600 and check the box "Only connect at this speed."
f) Click the "Connections" tab and choose from lists: "Data Bits: 8"; ĎParity: None"; "Stop Bits: 1". Under "Call preferences" UNcheck all three boxes.
i) Click "Advanced" button and check box, "Use error control" and "Compress data"; Click Use Flow Control box, and choose "Hardware RTS/CTS" bullet.
ii) Click OK
g) Click the "Options"tab and under "Connection Control" check only the box, "Bring up terminal window AFTER dialing. Then click OK.
h) Click "Next>" button
i) Type in any number for the "Telephone number", Eg., 12345 will do.
i) Click "Next>" button; then click "Finish" button. The Icon titled "OTC IBC PPP" will appear in the Dial-up Networking Folder.
III. Configure OTC IBC PPP to meet OTCís Specifications
1. Right-click the "OTC IBC PPP" icon created in the previous steps. Choose "Properties" from the pull-down menu.
2. On "General" tab click "Server Type" button
a) Under "Advanced Options" check box, "Enable software compression"
b) Click "TCP/IP Settings..." button
i) Click bullet, "Specify IP Address" and fill in the IP address assigned to you for your IBC connection by OTC.
ii) Click bullet "Specify Name Server Address" and fill in name server addresses, "Primary:" 184.108.40.206; "Secondary:" 220.127.116.11
iii) Check both boxes at bottom of this screen: "Use IP header compression" and "Use default gateway on remote network."
iv) Click OK
c) Click OK
3. Click OK; this completes configuration.
IV. Connect to the IBC PPP Server