HOW TO SET UP WINDOWS 95 FOR THE INTERNET
[Suggestion: This step by step procedure should be printed-out
and followed while actually performing the setup. Just reading
through this, without viewing the screens discussed, may be a
Note: In the following discussion, click means to click the LEFT
mouse button, right click means to click the RIGHT mouse button,
and double-click means to rapidly click the LEFT mouse button
twice. To drag a Windows object to a new location, position the
mouse pointer over the object, then hold the mouse button down
while moving the mouse to a new location, and then let go of the
button. For dragging, "the button" is usually the left button,
but (especially in Windows 95) can be the right button, in
which case one often says to "right drag" the object.
***ALSO, make sure you have your Win95 CD/disks handy, as you
will likely be prompted to insert it so Windows can install some
files from it automatically. If you do not have one, attempt the
installation, but if it prompts you to insert the disk, you will
probably need to get your hands on one before you can finish
1. Make Sure You Have Dial-Up Networking Installed
Double-Click the My Computer icon on your desktop. In the window that
appears, look for Dial-Up Networking (maximize the window by
clicking on the little square next to the X at the top-right
corner of the window - clickthis again later to return the
window to its normal size). If it is not there, you have to add
it, so go on to step 2. If Dial-Up Networking is already
present, skip ahead to step 3.
2. Installing Dial-Up Networking
Click on the Start button, then choose Settings, then Control
Panel. In Control Panel, double-click Add/Remove Programs. In
the window that appears, there will be 3 tabs running along the
top. Click the Windows Setup tab. When it finishes loading, you
will see a list of the Windows components installed on your
computer, listed by category. Click on Communications to
highlight it, and then click the Details button below. You will
see another list, which contains Dial-Up Networking. If the box
to the left of it is checked, then it is installed, so skip to
the next step. Otherwise, click the empty box and a check-mark
will appear, telling Windows you would like to add Dial-Up
Networking. Then click the OK button at the bottom which will
bring you back to the previous window, and then click the OK
button in that window. Windows will probably prompt you to
insert your Windows95 installation CD or disk so it can copy the
files it needs. Follow the instructions on screen, and then
verify that Dial-Up Networking is installed by repeating step
1, above. Then move on to step 3.
3. Configuring Dial-Up Networking
Double-click on the My Computer icon on your desktop, and then
double-click on Dial-Up Networking. If this is the first time
you're using Dial-Up Networking, a window entitled Make New
Connection should automatically appear. If not, just
double-click the Make New Connection icon. First type On-Site / SurfNJ
under Type a name for the computer you are dialing. Ignore the
rest of the screen and click Next at the bottom. Under telephone
number, type in your local On-Site / SurfNJ telephone number. Again,
ignore the rest and then click Next, and then click Finish. When
this is completed, you will have a new icon in your Dial-Up
Networking Window labeled On-Site / SurfNJ. Now, right-click that icon,
then click on Properties. Go down to the bottom and click the
Server Type button. Under Advanced Options, there should be a
check next to Log on to Network. Enable Software Compression and
Require Encrypted Password should be UNchecked. Under Allowed
network protocols, only TCP/IP should be checked. Click on the
checkboxes as needed to make your screen match this description.
When this is complete, click the TCP/IP Settings button, and a
new window will appear. A dot should be visible next to Server
assigned IP address and also Specify name server addresses. If
not, click as needed. Now enter the following information:
Primary DNS: 188.8.131.52 Secondary DNS: 184.108.40.206. Leave
everything else just as it is and click OK. In the previous
screen click OK again. And in the screen before that click OK as
well, which should land you back at the first Dial-Up Networking
window. If you'd like easy-access to your On-Site / SurfNJ icon,
right-drag it onto your desktop, and choose Create Shortcut
Here. Dial-Up Networking setup is now complete.
4. Configure Windows Network Options
Click the Start button, then click Settings then Control Panel.
In the Control Panel window, double-click Network. You should be
looking at the tab labeled Configuration. Under the heading "The
following network components are installed" look for Dial-Up
Adaptor. If it is not found then click the Add button, then
double-click Adaptor in the list at the left. Under
Manufacturers, scroll down to and then click Microsoft, and then
Dial-Up Adaptor should appear under Network Adaptors.
Double-click it, and you should be back at the opening window,
and Dial-Up adaptor should now be visible in the list. Next,
scroll down to the bottom of the list and look for TCP/IP. If
it's not there, click the Add button, and then double-click
Protocol. Click on Microsoft under Manufacturers, and then
double-click TCP/IP under Network Protocols. You should then be
back at the opening window, and TCP/IP should be present in the
list (you may need to scroll down to see it).
Now that TCP/IP is present in the list, double click on it. A
window will appear which contains six tabs, only three of which
are important to your setup. The first tab you should click on
is the DNS Configuration tab. In this tab, the first thing you
need to do is click on Enable DNS. Then, under Host, enter a
short name for your computer (just make something up, it doesn't
matter much what it is). As with all text entries in this setup,
make sure you are typing in all lower case (small letters). Now,
next to Domain type On-Site / SurfNJ.net. Now go down to DNS Server
Search Order. To the left of the Add button enter 220.127.116.11
and then click the Add button. Go back to the same place and
this time type in 18.104.22.168. Click the Add button again.
Both entries should now be visible in the box below the one you
typed into (to the right of Remove), and in the order you
entered them. Finally, go down to Domain Suffix Search Order,
and, in the box to the left of the Add button type On-Site / SurfNJ.net,
then click the Add button.
(DO NOT CLICK THE "OK" BUTTON ON THE BOTTOM, YET!)
The second tab of importance is the WINS COnfiguration tab.
Click on that tab and make sure the bullet next to "Disable
WINS Resolution" is toggled on.
That's it! CLICK OK at the bottom left of the window, then click OK
again. One thing may happen now, and one other thing WILL happen
now. What may happen is that Windows might need to copy some
more files from the Windows95 installation CD/disk, so have them
handy. The thing that WILL happen is that Windows will tell you
it needs to restart. Click the OK button, and Windows will exit
and restart again automatically.
5. Finishing Up
When it comes back, your Windows95 will be completely configured
to access On-Site / SurfNJ! Now you only need to do two more things:
1)Get your software (Netscape, Mosaic, Explorer, etc) and
configure it if need be. (Most likely, you already have Internet
Explorer, in the form of the "Internet" icon that looks like a
globe with a magnifying glass. It should be on your desktop).
Make sure to configure your browser or mailreader to get mail.
The name of the outgoing and incoming mail servers are
mail.On-Site / SurfNJ.net. Your pop3 username is just your login name for
On-Site / SurfNJ ( including "@ surfnj.net").
2) Double-click your On-Site / SurfNJ shortcut icon (or simply click on
your browser), fill in your user id and password, and click
Connect. Windows will dial-up and connect to On-Site / SurfNJ. Success!
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Last Updated 07/16/13